Taṇhā Deceiving as Altruistic Joy
revised on 2019-05-26
Dhamma Talks by Mogok Sayadaw; 25th February 1959
Taṇhā and altruistic joy (mudita) are similar in smiling nature. But their objects are not similar. Gladness for all is mudita. If only for someone it is taṇhā. Mudita comes from mindful attention. Have gladness on everyone. Generally, if only for one person, then taṇhā comes in. With a determination whatever mind state arises, I’ll contemplate it. And then mostly you can do it. Kamma becomes fruitless if taṇhā extinct. Blown away like a cotton wool. Taṇhā is clinging to the khandhas. Therefore, if you can contemplate the khandha as truth of dukkha, taṇhā will extinct.
revised on 2019-05-26; cited from https://oba.org.tw/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4028&p=35564#p35564 (posted on 2018-12-14)
- Content of Part 2 on "Dhamma Talks by Mogok Sayadaw"
- Content of "Dhamma Talks by Mogok Sayadaw"
- Content of Publications of Ven. Uttamo
This is only an experimental WWW. It's always under construction (proofreading, revising)!
According to the translator— Ven. Uttamo's words, this is strictly for free distribution only, as a gift of Dhamma—Dhamma Dāna. You may re-format, reprint, translate, and redistribute this work in any medium.