The Concept of Mudita and Viraha

Mudita‘ is a Sanskrit word that literally means taking delight in the happiness of others.

Viraha‘ is a Hindi word that means realization of love through separation.

Now the question is…

Is it possible to be delighted just by looking at the happiness of others, i.e. ‘Mudita‘?


Is it possible to realize real love through separation, i.e. ‘Viraha‘?

Well, most of the people will answer it in a hurry without thinking…

Yes‘ and with confidence.

It’s not that they really understand what it means or what it feels but they answer it quickly without realizing it’s essence so that they can look intelligent in the eyes of the questioner.


It works.

But when it comes to real-life all they crave is…

Only their happiness without caring for others and realization of real love without separation.

Is it possible to attain ‘absolute happiness‘ without ‘Mudita’ and realize ‘true love’ without ‘Viraha’?

What do you think?



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