Laugh the Laugh of Buddha – August 28, 2016

At the Science of Mind Spiritual Center Los Angeles, you will hear relevant messages, by Rev. Pam MacGregor, that you can apply to everyday life. The theme for the month of August is Laughter: Spirit’s Medicine of Grace.

Every minister I know wants his or her talk to touch the collective heart of the congregation. Would it surprise you to know that surveys reveal the best ways to achieve this is to cause laughter? It’s not that ministers are frustrated stand up comedians with a pulpit; it’s that laughter is a healing art, a friend on the spiritual journey, Spirit’s most excellent medicine.

The Christian mystic Anthony De Mello tells a story about a group of disciples who seek to learn from a saintly teacher the stages he had passed through in his practices. After describing how he found himself in the Land of Love, a disciple asked, “Was that the final stage of your quest?” “No,” the Maser said. “One day God said, ‘Today I shall take you into the innermost sanctuary of the Temple…and I was led to the Land of Laughter.’”

The topic on August 28, 2016, was Laugh the Laugh of Buddha. A memorable quip from Robert Frost goes like this, “Forgive me, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.” The greatest joke on us is the illusion that we are separate from Source and therefore don’t see our true image reflected in the cosmic mirror of “My Life Just as It Is.” I’m convinced that when we fully awaken to our true nature, there will escape from our deepest core a laugh so genuine it will be a prayer, the most beautiful prayer we have ever prayed.

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