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Issā (Jealousy)

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:24 pm
by canadianbuddhist
Hello friends,

I am wondering what you know from original Buddhist suttas to talk about this topic? I mean a good definition of the term " issā" and some very good tips to work with it.

Re: Issā (Jealousy)

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:32 pm
by Sam Vara
Do you mean like this?
Suppose a man is infatuated with a woman, full of intense desire and lust. Then he sees her standing together with another man, chatting, giggling, and laughing. What do you think, mendicants? Would that give rise to sorrow, lamentation, pain, sadness, and distress for him?” “Yes, sir.” “Why is that? Because that man is infatuated with that woman, full of intense desire and lust.” Then that man might think: ‘I’m infatuated with that woman, full of intense desire and lust. When I saw her standing together with another man, chatting, giggling, and laughing, it gave rise to sorrow, lamentation, pain, sadness, and distress for me.
https://suttacentral.net/mn101/en/sujato

Re: Issā (Jealousy)

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:41 am
by LG2V
Sam Vara wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:32 pm
Do you mean like this?
Suppose a man is infatuated with a woman, full of intense desire and lust. Then he sees her standing together with another man, chatting, giggling, and laughing. What do you think, mendicants? Would that give rise to sorrow, lamentation, pain, sadness, and distress for him?” “Yes, sir.” “Why is that? Because that man is infatuated with that woman, full of intense desire and lust.” Then that man might think: ‘I’m infatuated with that woman, full of intense desire and lust. When I saw her standing together with another man, chatting, giggling, and laughing, it gave rise to sorrow, lamentation, pain, sadness, and distress for me.
https://suttacentral.net/mn101/en/sujato
Thanks for sharing.

Re: Issā (Jealousy)

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:02 am
by paul
Envy is classified as stemming from the unwholesome root of ill-will:

“In one of hating temperament there is frequent occurrence of such states as anger, enmity, disparaging, domineering, envy and avarice.” —-Vism. III: 95
The antidotes can be found here under ill-will:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/aut ... el026.html