Changes are easy if you allow. Laughter is the most easy thing in the world if you allow, but it has become hard. People laugh very rarely, and even when they laugh it is not true. People laugh as if they are obliging somebody, as if they are fulfilling a certain duty. Laughter is fun. You are not obliging anybody! Just as with love. . .you are not obliging anybody. Love is fun. Laughter is fun. Life is fun. But somehow the idea has gone very deeply into the mind that you are fulfilling duties.
You see a person and you smile. You smile for him. One should smile only for oneself. If others share, good. If nobody shares, good. But one should smile of one’s own accord. One should not laugh to make somebody else happy, because if you are not happy, you cannot make anybody happy. Even if you are happy, it is very difficult to make somebody else happy because it depends on that somebody else as to whether he will accept it or not. One should simply laugh of one’s own accord, and one should not wait for reasons to laugh. That too is absurd. Why wait for reasons?
Life as it is should be enough of a reason to laugh. It is so absurd, it is so ridiculous. It is so beautiful. . .it is so wonderful. It is all sorts of things together. It is a great cosmic joke.
If you start looking into things you will not be able to stop laughing. Everything is simply perfect for laughter — nothing is lacking — but we won’t allow. We are very miserly …miserly about laughter, love, life. Once you know that miserliness can be dropped, you move into a different dimension.
Laughter is the real religion. Everything else is just metaphysics. Laughter is true religion because it will bring you closer and closer to life. In great laughter the ego disappears. Suddenly you are open to the while, to the whole of existence. All doors, all windows open.
So make it a point to laugh more. Always keep laughter alive so that for any tiny reason, or for no reason, you are always ready to burst into laughter. And don’t wait for excuses to laugh. If they are available, good. If they are not available there is no need for them. One can laugh with them. It looks mad if you laugh without any reason but don’t be bothered about what others say.
It is your life and the more you fill it with laughter, the more sacred it will become. Laugh you way to God!