Healing with humour: Taking better care of ourselves =>;-))
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So Lord Caitanya is known as the one:
- hasya-kari & hasya-yuk ==> who laughs & jokes
- hasya-priya ==> who is fond of joking
- hasya-nagara ==> who is the hero of those expert in speaking joking words
- hasya-grami & hasya-kara ==> is expert at joking
- pushpa-hasa ==> whose smile & laugh are as charminng as flowers.
Lord Gauranga's smiling & laughing qualities ki...
ys Radhe Govinda dasa
P.S. One of the qualities of Srimati Radharani is that she is very expert
in the art of joking.
SOME FACTS ABOUT HUMOUR
"With devotion steeped in love and affection, the yogi should meditate within the core of his heart upon the laughter of Lord Vishnu. The laughter of Vishnu is so captivating that it can be easily meditated upon. When the Supreme Lord is laughing, one can see His small teeth, which resemble jasmine buds rendered rosy by the splendor of His lips. Once devoting his mind to this, the yogi no longer desires to see anything else." ~ S.P., Srimad-Bhagavatam 3-23-33 "Kapila's Instructions on Devotional Service"
SCIENCE - After surgery but prior to the administration of pain medication, patients were told one-liner jokes. Those patients who were exposed to the humor experienced less pain in comparison to the other surgery patients who didn't get a dose of humor as part of their therapy. ~ Summary from study published in ' Journal of Holistic Nursing'
Medical experts (Dr. Derk & Dr. Wiilliiamsburg) reveal that a powerful laugh will relax tensed muscles, brings more oxygen into the system and more quickly, lowers blood pressure, and offers a free, overall health benefits on many levels! And its free!. (If the FDA could manufacture a medicine like this, they'd charge a bundle.)
Loma Linda University Cali study by Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan showed that physiological responses that were produced from belly laughter, were the opposite of what is seen in classical stress, thereby offering yet more evidence that laughing produces healthy or positive emotions.
Results of research by Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan (Loma Linda U of Ca) indicated that after a good belly laugh, there is a general increase in activity within the immune system, such as: increased number and activity level of natural killer cells that attack viral infected cells and some types of cancer and tumor cells.
If it tickles your funny bone then chances are it will reduce the stress in your life and leave your immune system to do its part. This premise has been supported by both the field of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences. A recent publication with research data appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Skin welt sizes were compared in patients suffering from severe allergies after one group watched a video featuring Charlie Chaplin and the other group listened to a documentary on weather. Needless to say, the Japanese study confirmed a reduction in skin welt size in the group watching the famed comedian. [FROM CNN.COM] CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 13, 2001:
MORE SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS ABOUT LAUGHTER
* Laughter stimulates physical healing.
* Laughter enhances our individual creativity.
* Laughter is rejuvenating and regenerating.
* Laughter is good for relationships (that includes friendships).
* Laughter opens the heart.
* Laughter gives us a glimpse of freedom from the mind. (In other words, helpful for getting off the mental platform!)
~~ Articles by N. Lehrman in Archives of Internal Medicine, April 26,1993; Lee Berk, Dr. P.H. in Loma Linda University School of Medicine News, March 11,1999; N.Silver in American Health, November 1986; J. McCormick in Lancet, August 1994.
"We are less likely to succcummb to feelings of depression and helplessness if we are able to laugh at what is troubling us. Humor gives us a sense of perspective on our problems. Laughter provides an opportunity for the release of those uncomfortable emotions which, if held inside, may create biochemical changes that are harmful to the body." Patty Wooten, author of 'Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success'
SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS - Controlled studies have given evidence that a good belly laugh has lowered serum cortisol levels, increased amounts of activated T lymphocytes, increased number and activity of natural killer cells, and increased the number of T cells that have helper/ suppresser receptors. Or to sum it up: laughter off-sets the immunosuppressive effects of stress and is therefore significantly improves the health of the immune system. - Discoveries by Dr. Berk and Dr. Tan, Loma Linda University.
Evidence (from EEG) revealed that when a joke is just about to be told, the initial anticipation results in the brains cortex's left hemisphere starting the function of analyzing of word processing. Next, most brain activity moved to the frontal lobe (the center of emotions). After that, the right hemisphere's synthesis mix with the left's processing to look for and locate the pattern or to be able to "get" the joke. Very quickly following, though just prior to the persons had quite enough time to laugh, brain waves increase and spread to the occipital lobe which is the sensory processing areas of the brain. There was an increase in fluctuations of delta waves which reached a crescendo of activity and crested as the brain 'got' the joke followed by the recipient beginning of laughter. So here you have 'scientific' knowledge how laughter works, integrating the brain and getting it to all function together, thanks to Dr. Derk & Dr. Williamsburg. Now, stop analyzing and start laughing! :-) You have facts that it's actually beneficial for a variety of health issues, so don't minimize its importance and start giving yourself permission to take out time each day to laugh. Like a vitamin or even a meal, it's a necessity!
Courtesy of mother Pritaa ACBSP's site http://www.geocities.com/priitaa108/humor.htm
Laugh Yoga with Bir Krishna Goswami
Laugh Yoga during a picnic in Helsinki
Laugh Yoga with Master Laugh Therapist BK Goswami - Laugh Yoga at
It's Best In Split Croatia - 1 hr 41 min 49 sec - Aug 30, 2007
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Four Wives parable:
The sound of one hand clapping !!!!
sent in by Jayasri mataji - Auckland
Click on this link to see how really short life is.
sent in by Shyamasundar prabhu ACBSP
Angry mouths flip out at a Press Conference
12 days of Xmas Indian style
....dedicated to the Mayapur - Vrindavan Festivals - Have a good one
Wisdom has two parts
1) having a lot to say;
2) not saying it.
The Images of Father
4 YEARS OF AGE ~ My Daddy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE ~ My Dad knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE ~ My Father doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE ~ Naturally, Dad doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE ~ Dad? He's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE ~ That old man? He's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE ~ Well, he might know a little bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE ~ Before we decide, let's get Dad's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE ~ Wonder what Dad would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE ~ Wish I could talk it over with Dad.
A mother looked out a window and saw Johnny playing church with their three kittens.
He had them lined up and was preaching to them. The mother turned around to do some work.
A while later she heard meowing and scratching on the door.
She went to the window and saw Johnny baptizing the kittens.
She opened the window and said, "Johnny, stop that! You'll drown those kittens."
Johnny looked at her and said with much conviction in his voice:
"They should have thought of that before they joined my church.”
Murphy's Laws on Computers
As soon as you delete a worthless file, you'll need it.
Installing a new program will always mess up at least one old one.
You can't win them all, but you sure can lose them all.
The likelihood of a hard disk crash is in direct proportion to the value of the material that hasn't been backed up.
There are only two kinds of computer users:
Those whose hard disks have crashed, and those whose hard disks haven't crashed - yet.
Anything can be made to work if you fiddle with it. If you fiddle with
something long enough, you'll break it.
well I never................
The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.
Husband: "But you're supposed to love me no matter what."
Wife: "You must have me confused with Jesus."
While on a flight from New York, the Stewardess was busy passing out peanuts and cokes etc to everyone.
There were about sixteen flights lined up waiting to get clearance to take off. Then the other Stewardess got a message from the Pilot that the tower said the wind had changed 180 degrees and they were first in line to take off, and to have everyone buckle up.
Without thinking she just announced, "Please buckle up, grab your drinks and hold your nuts, we're taking off".
sent in by Yashi - Wellington & Fiji
Did you ever wonder?
oh no, you've seen me bear..............
The Preacher explains that he must move on to a larger congregation that will pay him more. There is a hush within the congregation. No one wants him to leave.
Joe Smith, who owns several car dealerships in the City, stands up and proclaims, "If the Preacher stays, I will provide him with a new Cadillac every year and his wife with a Honda mini-van to transport their children!"
The congregation sighs in appreciation and applauds.
Sam Brown, a successful entrepreneur and investor, stands and says, "If the Preacher will stay on here, I'll personally double his salary and establish a foundation to guarantee the college education of his children!"
More sighs and loud applause. Sadie Jones, age 88, stands and announces with a smile, "If the Preacher stays, I will give him sex."
There is total silence. The Preacher, blushing, asks her, "Mrs. Jones, whatever possessed you to say that?"
Sadie's 90 year old husband, Jake, is now trying to hide, holding his forehead with the palm of his hand and shaking his head from side to side while his wife replies, "Well, I just asked my husband how we could help, and he said, 'Screw the Preacher'."
sent in by Yashi - Wellington & Fiji
A guy is driving around the back woods of Tennessee and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: "Talking Dog for Sale"
He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the back yard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever
sitting there. "You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says
"So, what's your story?"
The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA and they had me sworn into the toughest branch of the armed services...the United States Marines. You know one of their nicknames is "The Devil Dogs."
In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting
in rooms with spies and world leaders; because no one figured a dog would
be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years
running, but the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't
getting any younger.
So, I decided to settle down.
I retired from the Corps (8 dog years is 56 Corps years) and signed
up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near
suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings
and was awarded a batch of medals.
I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants
for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him
"Because he's such a liar. He never did any of that stuff.
He was in the Navy."
sent in by Hrishikeshananda prabhu ACBSP - Thailand
The sharing of marriage...
The old man placed an order for one grilled cheese sandwich, French fries and a drink.
He carefully cut the sandwich in half, placing one half in front of his wife.
He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two
and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.
He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup
between them. As he began to eat his few bites of the sandwich, the people
around them were looking over and whispering.
Obviously they were thinking, 'That poor old couple - all they can afford
one meal for the two of them.'
As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and
offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said, they were
just fine - they were used to sharing everything.
People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten
She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.
Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another
for them. This time the old woman said 'No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.'
Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with
napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to
eat a single bite of food and asked 'What is it you are waiting for?'
sent in by Shyamasundar prabhu ACBSP
Pet's & Madness of "owners":
In an upscale pet-supply store, a customer wanted to buy a red sweater for her dog. The clerk suggested that she bring her dog in for a proper fit.
"I can't do that!" the lady said. "The sweater is a surprise!"
Little Jasbir's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.
"Yes," said the policeman. "The detectives want very badly to capture him."
Little Jasbir asked, "Why didn't you keep him when you took his picture?"
The ways of this material world - strange but true
Californian vintners in the Sonoma Valley area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio wines,
have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic.
It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make
to the bathroom during the night.
The new wine will be marketed as... PINO MORE
A Jobless man applied for the position of "office boy" at Microsoft.
The HR manager interviewed him then watched him cleaning the floor as a test.
"You are employed" he said. Give me your e-mail address and I'll send you the application to fill in, as well as date when you may start.
The man replied "But I don't have a computer, neither an email".
"I'm sorry", said the HR manager. If you don't have an email, that means you do not exist. And who doesn't exist, cannot have the job."
The man left with no hope at all. He didn't know what to do, with only $10 in his pocket. He then decided to go to the supermarket and buy a 10Kg tomato crate.
He then sold the tomatoes in a door to door round. In less than two hours, he succeeded to double his capital. He repeated the operation three times, and returned home with $60.
The man realized that he can survive by this way, and started to go everyday earlier, and return late. Thus, his money doubled or tripled everyday.
Shortly, he bought a cart, then a truck, and then he had his own fleet of delivery vehicles.
5 years later, the man is one of the biggest food retailers in the US
He started to plan his family's future, and decided to have a life insurance.
He called an insurance broker, and chose a protection plan.
When the conversation was concluded the broker asked him his email.
The man replied,"I don't have an email."
The broker answered curiously, "You don't have an email, and yet have succeeded to build an empire. Can you imagine what you could have been if you had an email?!!" The man thought for a while and replied, "Yes, I'd be an office boy at Microsoft!"
Moral of the story
Internet is not the solution to your life.
If you don't have Internet, and work hard, you can be a millionaire.
If you received this message by email, you are closer to being an office boy/girl, than a millionaire..........
P.S - Do not forward this email back to me, I am closing my email account & going to sell tomatoes!!!
sent in by Shyamasundar prabhu ACBSP
A good piece of advice for dealing in person as well as on the Internet:
Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the
Ever notice every time they bring out a new product they call it IMPROVED.
Kinda makes you wonder what they were passing off on you before.
A couple of hours into a visit with a friend's mother I noticed she hadn't lit up a cigarette once. "Are you trying to kick the habit?"
"No," she replied, "I've got a cold and I don't smoke when I'm not feeling well."
"You know," I observed, "you'd probably live longer if you were sick more often."
Govt' Health Warning about eating Bubble Gum
sent in by Ekendra prabhu DAS
A mother was making pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
"If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
"Ryan, you be Jesus!"
Once too often.
Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce
.......more optical illusions and paradigm twists here:
Pestilent bits of metal suspected of destroying civilization and enlightenment, despite their obvious agency in this incomparable dictionary.
Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce
In a medical school the daily seminar listed the topic, " Surprises in Obstetrics".
Scrawled under it in pencil were the words, " Mary had a little lamb."
my last should ride.......what???
IMAGINE YOU ARE AT A PARTY on the tenth floor....*
*YOU'VE BEEN! DRINKING ...*
*(not that you would...I know.....)
*AND THEN YOU HAVE TO VISIT THE BATHROOM... *
*You open the door... *
*NOW, REMEMBER, THE FLOOR IS JUST A PAINTED FLOOR!*
*KINDA TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY..... DOESN'T IT?*
sent in by my wife's sister Ellen - thanx
When I went to Russia I refused to visit Marx's tomb because it's all just a communist plot.
He may just get a better "reception" than he thought.........
HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."
They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.
A bus station is where a bus stops.
A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station....
what more can I say........
Pull my finger !!!
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