“Now, before we enter into our daily meditation… just to drop all burdens, all the worries of the world, and have a few good laughs,” says Osho.
Osho speaks on two occasions during discourse about meeting with Bodhidharma in an incarnation about 1400 years ago.
Osho on the subject of ‘Laughter’: “If you go into a total laughter people think it is hysterical. It is not, it is historical!”
Down the centuries religion has been a very serious affair for most of the believers. Being pious or holy became synonymous with seriousness, writes Keerti. Published in Business World, India.
“Anand Devopama, there is certainly a connection; the connection is simple. Sexual orgasms and laughter happen in the same way; their process is similar,” replies Osho.
The 2018 Osho calendar and desk diary, themed around Laughter, inspired K. B. Ganapathy of the Star of Mysore, to ponder on Happiness. Published on January 1, 2018.
Osho makes a distinction between ordinary laughter and laughter that can aid our spiritual practice, writes Swati Chopra in the Asian Age on June 29, 2017.
Indians complain: “A sannyasin has to be a serious person, almost dead, a corpse.” Keerti in ‘The Asian Age’ on March 27, 2017.
After two years here, I had heard Bodhidharma’s laughter. I never heard him again. Is he still around?
Marc Itzler’s insight: “Laughter is intelligence, the ultimate expression of rebellion! A rebellion against guilt, against shame and self-doubt. A rebellion against fear itself.”
Osho talks on Laughter: “The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it.”
Exploding laughter, a freeing experience, a divine comedy. Excerpted from Margot’s upcoming book ‘Sex, Love and Awakening’.
In this TED Talk, British neuroscientist Prof. Sophie Scott delves deeply into the matter of laughter.
Leela was about to write an article on the qualities of balancing our Zorba and Buddha energies when the following emerged.
Jesica L. Santos’ list of favourite quotes (many of which are by Osho) published in Huffington Post on 24th November 2014.
Madita writes about her recent adventures and experiences in Georgia (formerly part of the Soviet Union).
Beloved Osho, Could you speak to us on laughter, its meditative powers, its chemistry on the brain, its power of transformation and healing… Its relation to silence, the gap, clarity, vision…