Doctor Madan Kataria from India founded Laughter Yoga International using laughter as a tool to reduce stress. Watch this video with John Cleese visiting Laughter Yoga in India. Check out the Laughter Yoga session at an Indian prison at the end of the video.
2. Swami Beyondananda
Swami Beyondananda is the Guru in the ancient art of Foo Ling - using yoga jokes and laughter as a tool to enlighten up.
When laughter leads to breakthrough moments, Swami calls these moments - Fool-Realization.
Just recently, he kicked off his new Swami for Precedent campaign: “We need a new precedent,” the Swami says, “because if we only do things the way we’ve always done them, we will only get what we’ve always gotten. Choose a new precedent, and a new President will follow.”
Boddhisattva is someone who became fully enlightened in their past life, and, instead of staying in a higher more spiritual plane of existence, decided to come back to the Earthly plane to help others advance on their spiritual path.
Two men meet on the street.
One asks the other: "Hi, how are you?"
The other one replies: "I'm fine, thanks."
"And how's your son? Is he still unemployed?"
"Yes, he is. But he is meditating now."
"Meditating? What's that?"
"I don't know. But it's better than sitting around and doing nothing!"