Buddhism used to be the only religion that accepted laughter
|It used to be that Buddhism was the only religion that accepted laughter. Have you ever seen a statue or a picture of the laughing Buddha? Have you ever wondered why he’s laughing? What is it that makes Buddha laugh? Is it wrong to laugh at religion?
Buddha believed that laughing is a religious experience. He believed that when you’re laughing you’re in good spirits, you’re higher up in your house, you’re on a higher plane; you’re closer to God.
So, when you laugh, you’re getting closer to God. It’s like a religious experience. You get into a higher plane when you’re laughing. It’s like a ZEN experience.
That’s why you feel better when you laugh. You don’t feel pain; you don’t hate anyone when you’re laughing. You’re just having fun and getting close to God.
I believe we could all get a little closer to God, and if you don’t like the name ‘God’, then change it to ‘Good’. It’s only one letter and it means the same thing.
It took me awhile to realize this and I’ve been doing comedy for twenty-years. I never once saw it as getting closer to God. I never saw it as reaching a higher plane. I just saw it as laughing because it’s funny and that’s it.
I found through meditation that laughter is so much more than just laughing because its funny.
I now laugh to feel better. I laugh to make my relationship better. I laugh to make my job and the people who work with me better.
Laughter truly is the best medicine. Volatire said that the art of medicine is to amuse the patient while nature cures the disease.
Laughter is great medicine and it can take you to a higher plane. It can take you close to God.