In all humour we should understand what this stupid thing called ego is. In all humour, not in seriousness, for I don’t want you to again feel guilty…. This is the art of living. This is the art of living a Sahaja yogi life. It is the art of living it, how with little few things you see how to manage.
Now you must have seen how in my lectures I say quite serious things. But in your bubbles of laughter, it just settles down in your mind. That is how you should do it, because humour is one of the greatest things that push the thing through, makes the people understand, and it does not harm anyone. That is how things improve.
Shri Mataji, 14 September, 2002
Self is nothing but joy. A joyous person is definitely a person who has got his Self expressing through his joy. Such a person is so joy-giving, so humorous and never degrading to anyone. In every small thing, it sees a beauty. And the nature of every creation is so beautiful….
If you have the problem of unhappiness, just be on the watch-out and see why. Why have you developed this kind of a funny attitude towards everything? Why can’t you enjoy everything? You go on watching this person, that person. You never enjoy. While if you watch the children, it is very interesting….
There was a joke about a child. They had a guest in their house and he was eating. So this child saw that man eating. He said, “Mama, he doesn’t eat like a horse. You said he eats like a horse.”
So that is what they are – very simple, very simple-hearted- and that is how they correct people.
Shri Mataji, London, 22 April 1984
Achieve a kind of control over your tongue to talk sweetly. Some people have to go through penance for that. For them to talk sweetly is like taking rhubarb again. They just cannot talk sweetly…. In that sarcasm, they have a special pleasure. Try to say something sweetly. You can be humorous without being sarcastic. Humour is the best way.
What is the need to be sarcastic? There is no need at all. It is a sign of cowardliness, sarcasm. It is a sign that you want to hurt others, that you are not straightforward. So try to avoid sarcastic talking. If you are sarcastic, better tell your tongue to behave itself.
Shri Mataji, 22 April, 1984