Laugh your way to Enlightenment

Author // Suresh Padmanabhan
Posted in // Spirituality

Laugh your way to Enlightenment / Moksha / Nirvana

The laughing Buddha or Hotel was a great zen master and legend has a great story which is so inspirational for all of us. The jolly good saint that he was used to go from one place to the other. He went to the Town Square and soon people gathered around him. He was so funny looking and always smiling that people used to crowd around him. He would then distribute sweets and small toys to all children who had gathered around him. Then keep his bag down, look to the sky and just start laughing. He used to laugh madly and he was not interested whether others laughed or not. Soon his laughter used to be contagious and all who had gathered would start to laugh. The whole town used to laugh and laugh. After sometime he would pick the bag, which he had kept down, smile to all, and go to the next town. All his life he did only this action and it was said that many people attained Nirvana, enlightenment just through this process. Hence he was called as the laughing Buddha because Buddha is someone who is enlightened and laughter was his unique method. Never before him or never after him such a simple aspect was used to achieve what all humans strive for Moksha or enlightenment.

He is called as the Laughing Buddha. Now let us understand the significance of his name. Buddha is anyone who is enlightened, merged with Oneness with existence or one who has attained Nirvana. And the beauty of his method was Laughter. The most precious amp; ultimate purpose of this very life is Nirvana or Moksha, and what better way to achieve than through Laughter. I think no one in this whole of humanity has ever discovered a more simpler path than the Laughing Buddha.

So just laugh your way to Enlightenment. Now you would wonder how only through Laughter one can achieve the biggest spiritual purpose of life. Read in the next blog the power of laughter

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Suresh Padmanabhan

Suresh Padmanabhan is an author, a public speaker, a columnist, and the creator of Money Workshop. He is also the creator of amazing workshops like Sankalpa Siddhi, Ancient Secrets of Life and Veda of Life His book I Love Money has been translated into 11 Indian and foreign languages and is an international best seller. His recent inspirational fiction “On Cloud 9" is creating waves all over. He has toured across various parts of the world conducting Money Workshops since the last 12 years. He has spoken to more than a million people worldwide and also to various corporate on varied topics connected with self-growth, money, wealth creation, spirituality, and stock markets. All his workshops and books are in-depth and of full intensity for applying on a day-to-day basis. He loves the wisdom of Ancient India—the rich lineage of Rishi’s, Guru’s, and Masters; feels the completeness in their teachings; and believes that India has timeless wisdom to share to the world. All his works will reflect this philosophy. He is proud to be an Indian and wants the world to recognize the rich heritage of India. His aim is to have impact on millions of people worldwide and raise their level of consciousness in all areas, especially pertaining to Money, Life, and Spirituality.

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