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Rejoicing A joyful mind, free of jealousy or pride, that takes delight in the virtuous actions of ourself or others,

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Rejoicing is the genuine appreciation of the good in all persons, situations, and objects; delighting in its causes; and wishing its endurance.

Others have contributed and continue to contribute to our welfare:

    our parents gave us life, nourished, and protected us
    our friends give us whatever we need to survive
        infrastructure and shelter
        resources and education
        companionship and protection
        food and other necessities
        identity and the sense of belonging
    our enemies give us motivation to improve and opportunities for cultivation
    animals, insects, and plants give us food, shelter, clothing, companionship, amusement, and beauty

Objects and situations make our existence possible and contented

        space contains us
        earth sustains us
        air and water nourish us
        fire warms us
        tools enable us
        structures shield us
        laws protect us
        systems assist us
        technology aids us
        wealth comforts us
        poverty stimulates us
        winning pleases us
        losing motivates us
        union gives joy
        separation brings closure
        success brings happiness
        failure gives knowledge
        experience brings wisdom

The cause of all good —others’ and ours— is accumulated merit (past or current).

    ‘randomness’ is an artifact of ignorance, not an empirical fact
    every cause has an effect and every effect has a cause
    negative causes lead to negative effects
    positive causes lead to positive effects
     “No Such: No Such.”

    The Virtuous Cycle


Appreciating the Good


 Awareness of the Good


Appreciating Virtue


Wishing Virtue to Increase and Remain


 Wishing good and virtue to increase and remain increases and guards our good and virtue!

Humility, Patience, Contentment, and Rejoicing: Four Pillars of a peaceful mind.

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