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This came in my email today, and I found it quite entertaining. I hope at least some of you will enjoy it too! I put it under Jokes, since I didn't know where else it would fit . . . . *********************
Swami Beyondananda's Guidelines For Enlightenment
Be a Fundamentalist--make sure the Fun always comes before the mental. Realize that life is a situation comedy that will never be cancelled. A laugh track has been provided, and the reason why we are put in the material world is to get more material. Have a good laugh twice a day, and that will ensure regular hilarity. Remember that each of us has been given a special gift, just for entering--so you are already a winner.
The most powerful tool on the planet today is Tell-A-Vision. That is where I tell a vision to you and you tell a vision to me. That way, if we don't like the programming we're getting, we can simply change the channel.
Life is like photography. You use the negative to develop. And, no matter what adversity you face, be reassured: Of course God loves you -- He's just not ready to make a commitment.
It is true. As we go through life thinking heavy thoughts, thought particles tend to get caught between the ears, causing a condition called truth decay. So be sure to use mental floss twice a day. And when you're tempted to practice tantrum yoga, remember what we teach in Swami's Absurdiveness Training class: "Don't get even, get odd."
If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.
I know great earth changes have been predicted for the future, so if you're looking to avoid earthquakes, my advice is simple. When you find a fault, just don't dwell on it.
There's no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train the world, and we'll never have to change it again.
If you're looking to find the key to the Universe, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is -- there is no key to the Universe. The good news is -- it has been left unlocked.
Finally, everything I have told you is channeled. That way, if you don't like it, it's not my fault. And remember, enlightenment is not a bureaucracy. So, we don't have to go through channels.
-- Joy F (So.Central Wisconsin) (CatFlunky@excite.com), March 01, 2001
Thanks, Joy, that was delightful, in philosophic and linguistic terms both. I especially like the 'little peace here and little peace there' and the not dwelling on faults.
-- Nina in E TX (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2001.
Thanks Joy, for helping to share these gentle and loving messages!
-- Earthmama (email@example.com), March 02, 2001.
Joy, I like it a lot. And besides......reality is an illusion..albeit a very persistent one..Einstein
-- jz (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 02, 2001.
'Have a good laughsative twice a day, and that will ensure reguhilarity'.
-- julie f. (email@example.com), March 03, 2001.
One of the few things I miss from Chicago!!! Good old Swami - he's a really great guy!!!
For any interested, Swami is a regular in a magazine called "The Monthly Aspectarian" - its given out free back home. If I remember right they have a website. Don't know what it is, though...
-- Sue Diederich (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2001.