May all beings never be separated from the supreme joy that is beyond all sorrow.
third verse, we generate the mind of Sympathetic Joy. From the very depths of our heart, we radiate in all
directions the sincere wish that all living beings never be separated from the supreme joy that is beyond all
immeasurable quality of Sympathetic Joy is our genuine ability to rejoice and delight in the happiness,
success, and good fortune of others. With this sublime quality of Joy we are able to truly appreciate and
be inspired by the positive qualities and virtuous deeds of others.
way, Sympathetic (Altruistic) Joy opens the heart and dissolves envy, jealousy, aversion, self-centeredness, and
dualistic views that create separation between people.
Our Sympathetic Joy—our sincere wish for the unceasing joy and good fortune of others—must extend even further than
those to whom we feel close. Our Sympathetic Joy must extend to and embrace all living beings throughout all realms
of existence for it to become sublime, limitless, and immeasurable.
Source: Used with permission from Neil Cohen at Naljor Prison
Dharma Service, PO Box 1177, Mount Shasta CA 96067.
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