The Seventh Joke Is the Body Itself, the Last Laugh
excerpts from “The Universe Is a Laughing Matter”
A talk by Adi Da Samraj
At the present time, you see, you are very serious about many things, so serious that you laugh only at clowns. You do not see that, like the clown, you too are repetitious, that you are doing everything again. You do not do anything new-you do everything again. Everything you do is an “again.” Practically nothing is new. If something new appears in your life, it is new for only a fraction of a second, because the instant you realize it is pleasurable, you start repeating it! You rarely feel in relationship to anything because you are too busy repeating everything. That is clowning!
Therefore, you must engage your repeating of life consciously. Then you can be mocked. Then you have become a laughing matter and you are free. Then evolution and even the body are a laughing matter. Then you realize true laughter as bodily dissolution. The Spiritual Masters laughter is one of his vague attempts to blow himself to smithereens! True laughter is shattering.
This Teaching is also a kind of joke, an expression of my sense of humor. I am a clown, dont you see? I do everything for the sake of good humor. You are able to see the Brightness of God only through responding properly to his fool-in other words, by getting the “jokes” of the Teaching of the Adept, by transcending the world in his Company. If you do not laugh at Gods fool, then you do not see God. The way to God is through Gods fool, Gods clown, one who has already transcended the world.
Thus, I am here to make a mockery of the universe, to demonstrate that the universe is a laughing matter, so that you will transcend it. I am here to tell the ultimate jokes-all seven of them. There are seven eternal jokes, which are not revealed in words-they are not quips or one-liners, but whole pieces of existence, or stages of life. The seven stages of life are the seven original jokes. They too are the fool of God. When you transcend them by fulfilling them, then you are able to see the wonderment of God. When you have fulfilled the Teaching of Truth, then you get the joke of human existence.
Living the stages of life, though a profound and necessary gesture, is ultimately foolishness. The seven stages are stages of laughter, each of which must, in its turn, become a great laugh to you. You must be able to feel total pleasure in the face of each stage of experience before you can go on to complete the next stage.
In your present level of realization, however, you have not yet laughed at any of the stages of life. You are still burdened by them, still carrying them around, still being tested by them. You are not yet laughing at Gods fool. You yourself will become Gods fool as you incarnate and laugh at each of the stages of life.
Even the seventh stage of life, you will see, is a colossal lot of foolishness. The only way to move through the seventh stage is to laugh your head off. The seventh stage of life must become a laughing matter, along with all the rest of your body and all its stages of growth. You must get the seventh joke, which is the body itself, the last laugh. That joke is eternal and its Humor is infinite Bliss.
–excerpts from Scientific Proof…., by Adi Da Samraj
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