More on compersion

I came across this passage from the Bhagavad Gita today, and of course it is translated slightly differently depending on who’s translating it, but I felt this translation from Eknath Easwaran was related in the most plain of English:

When a person responds to the joys and sorrows of others as if they were his own, he has attained the highest state of spiritual union.

Bhagavad Gita 6:32; Easwaran, Eknath; May 31, 1985

Sounds a lot like compersion to me.