Only a true spiritual Being can laugh in life. Why? Because, being a Brahm-Giaanee (the man of Divine Wisdom, Enlightened Being…), only such person knows the ridiculousness of this world!
The Brahm-Giaanee is worry-free. As such, he can afford to laugh!
- ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਗਿਆਨੀ ਕੈ ਹੋਇ ਅਚਿੰਤ ॥: The Brahm Giaanee is worry-free (sggs 273).
We learn from the Gurbani that if we speak the truth (ਸਚ-Sach) about something or somebody, then it is not slandering (ਨਿੰਦਾ-Nindaa) or condemnation of it.
That is, to call something as it is (i.e., true or ਸਚ-Sach) is not slandering. In other words, to call truth (ਸਚ-Sach) as truth (ਸਚ-Sach) is not slandering the truth.
The mind is logical, and it finds it hard to accept the idea that existence contains life and also death.
However, life is not logical as the mind! The reality is: If there is birth, there is death. Use whatever euphemism you want to use for death, it cannot be avoided. In all the directions,
The Gurbani’s edict (ਫੈਸਲਾ) is that unless one is spiritually Awakened, he is not yet alive — he is as dead (Aatmac Maut-ਆਤਮਕ ਮੌਤੇ ਮਰਿਆ)!
Consider the following verses (and many more alike) in which we are told that anybody who has forsaken the Shabad (Hukam, Naam,
A Maya-driven or a doubt-ridden mind is a crowd. That is, a crowd of innumerable thoughts, fancies, imaginations, voices, desires…
Furthermore, each thought tortures us, pulls us, and pushes us in its own direction. Thus, as the Gurbani indicates, such Maya-driven or doubt-ridden mind possessed by the demon mind-ego is a mess,