I noticed all the emotions mentioned in the title have a certain similarity. Does Buddhism talk about movement or gratitude?
Similarly, movement seems to occur spontaneously, but gratitude and compassion may be practised. Is movement more of a reaction, and less constructive on that basis?
Finally, movement seems akin to sympathetic joy. Would feeling sympathetic joy in itself -- i.e. the feeling or experience of it -- be constructive independently of practice, or is the implementation more constructive? In other words, would practise like meditation or action bring benefit much beyond merely feeling moved?
I guess I'm somewhat implying the question as well: Do experiences without effort (e.g. merely feeling compassion) have any potential for spiritual growth?