Just one thing I would like to add: you have become very silent. So silent that perhaps you find laughter a little disturbing. I would like you to remember always that silence is not disturbed by laughter, it is deepened. Laughter to me is an essential quality of religious experience. It involves you totally.
But it happens when people are on the path, growing, there comes a moment when their silence becomes a little serious. It is natural. They have never known silence. It becomes a little shadowed with seriousness. And with seriousness there is hiding behind it a little sadness. Both can be destroyed, if you learn a little laughing, a little singing, a little dancing.
I want you to reach to the ultimate as a child, giggling with joy – that’s the only way to greet existence when you meet the ultimate. You should enter with laughter, dancing, singing, because only your laughter and your singing and your dancing can show your gratitude. No other words are possible!
Just for you, Savita:
Yossel Moskowitz has four daughters and insists on meeting each of their boyfriends before he allows them to be taken out. The first boy arrives and says, “My name is Jim and I have come to take Kim for a swim. Is she in?”
He seems nice enough, so Yossel lets them go. The second lad arrives and says, “My name is Joe, and I have come to take Flo to the show. Can we go?” He, too, is given permission.
Soon there is a third boy at the door who says, “My name is Lance and I have come to take Nance to the dance. Any chance?” So, off they go.
Half an hour later a drunk staggers to the door and says, “Hi! My name is Buck…”
But Yossel shouts, “She is not in!”
The circus audience holds its breath as the crocodile trainer cracks his whip. The crocodile opens its huge mouth and the trainer puts his arm inside it. He cracks the whip again and the crocodile shuts its mouth with terrific force, but stops an inch from the trainer’s arm. The audience gasps and then goes wild with applause.
Next, the trainer takes out his prick, cracks his whip and the crocodile opens its mouth. Then he puts his prick inside the crocodile’s mouth and cracks the whip again. The crocodile shuts its mouth with tremendous force, but again stops an inch away.
The crowd gasps as the trainer takes a huge wooden mallet and hits the crocodile over the head as hard as he can. But still the animal won’t bite. He then cracks his whip, removes his unscratched prick and the crowd goes wild.
Then the trainer asks the audience if anyone else would like to try this trick. A little old lady rushes into the ring and says, “Yes, yes, let me try! But please don’t hit me so hard with the hammer!”