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the gates of paradise and hell

A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin, and asked: “Is there really a paradise and a hell?”

“Who are you?” inquired Hakuin.

“I am a samurai,” the warrior replied.

“You, a soldier!” exclaimed Hakuin. “What kind of ruler would have you as his guard? Your face looks like that of a beggar.”

Nobushige became so angry that he began to draw his sword, but Hakuin continued: “So you have a sword! Your weapon is probably much too dull to cut off my head.”

As Nobushige drew his sword Hakuin remarked: “Here open the gates of hell!”

At these words the samurai, perceiving the master’s discipline, sheathed his sword and bowed.

“Here open the gates of paradise,” said Hakuin.

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laughter is the best medicine

Good and God’s morning ……

first rays of sun has yet to come but morning is approaching with all its freshness and fragrance …… and garden look so divine no new ….. I live everyday like a new life …. so each flower ….each tree ….. and each person feels me with amazement …

there are so many kind of trees , flowers and people … , women , and children …..
in different parts …. there are different activities …..some exercise ….. one ladies group after walk sing spiritual prayers …..another group learn yoga ……. one group of people make clapping …. they say it is kind of a yoga ……. and another group which is very interesting and they practice laughter yoga ……

so searched on net …..What is Laughter Yoga ?

is laugh a best medicine ?

The brainchild of Dr. Madan Kataria, a Physician from Mumbai, India, launched the first Laughter Club at a Park on March 13, 1995, with merely a handful of persons. Today, it has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 6000 Social Laughter Clubs in about 60 countries.

Laughter Yoga combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing (Pranayama). Anyone can Laugh for No Reason, without relying on humor, jokes or comedy. Laughter is simulated as a body exercise in a group; with eye contact and childlike playfulness, it soon turns into real and contagious laughter. The concept of Laughter Yoga is based on a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between fake and real laughter. One gets the same physiological and psychological benefits.

I happen to meet Dr Madan Kataria in a dinner in MUMBAI when it was just a idea ….

but idea need implementation and implementation again and again is experimenting the idea and result of experimenting make it our own experience ….. and when own experience brings us desired results we develop faith ….. faith is a spirituality … is a essence of life ….and very individual journey ….. and when results of many people match ….groups get formed … clubs are formed

God is a idea till we implement ….. we all have to have our own journey ….our own experience …..our own faith ….and my own faith is God is happiness …..and happiness every moment ….happiness every moment without reason ….is enlightenment …..conversations with divine .

laughter activates the naval ….. and it makes our breath deep ….. and when we breath deep it makes us stress free ….
so have a laugh and be stress free ….start now before a mirror …or join a club … laughter is a good medicine without and side effects ..

Laughter is good for our health

    • Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
    • Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving our resistance to disease.
    • Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
    • Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

love all.

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