laughter

A Quote by H.W.L. Poonja on papaji, laughter, and no mind

[Student] What is the teaching of Poonjaji?
His only response was to start laughing.  He laughed and laughed and laughed.
When the laughter finally subsided, again he was asked again “What is the teaching of Poonjaji?”[Poojaji]  Laughing, laughing and dancing.  When a person laughs, he has no mind, no thought, no problem, no suffering.

H.W.L. Poonja

Source: Papaji: Interviews

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on death, justice, and laughter

Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Lao Tzu on diligence, laughter, people, ridicule, and superiority

When superior people hear of the Way, they carry it out with diligence. When middling people hear of the Way, it sometimes seems to be there, sometimes not. When lesser people hear of the Way, they ridicule it greatly. If they didn't laugh at it, it wouldn't be the Way.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by e. e. cummings on laughter

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

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A Quote by Dan Millman on compromise, confusion, death, devil, fear, happiness, laughter, mediocrity, moderation, and world

Moderation? It's mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It's the devil's dilemma. It's neither doing nor not doing. It's the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It's for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation...is lukewarm tea, the devil's own brew.

Dan Millman

Source: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir William Watson on laughter and tears

April, April, Laugh thy girlish laughter; Then, the moment after, Weep thy girlish tears.

William Watson (1858 - 1935)

Source: Song

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on companions, kindness, laughter, reflection, and world

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will look sourly upon; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on companions, kindness, laughter, reflection, and world

The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it in turn will look sourly at you; laugh at it, and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on good and laughter

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on acting, farewells, laughter, and play

The play is done; the curtain drops, Slow falling to the prompter's bell A moment yet the actor stops And looks around to say farewell. It is an irksome word and task: And when he's laughed and said his say He shows, as he removes the mask, A face that's anything but gay.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: The End of the Play.

Contributed by: Zaady

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