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La Via dell'Umorismo

see the German translation of this book
(Random House Arkana Verlag)


The Way of humor.
101 Spiritual Jokes.


Presentation of Alejandro Jodorowsky
Vicenza 2008 (2009, 5th reprint)
Edizioni Il Punto d'Incontro
pp. 142

«The Way of Humour is a fascinating reading. I’m enchanted by these stories and by the deep comments, that transmit an extraordinary knowledge. It is an invitation to begin a journey of knowledge»
- Alejandro Jodorowsky

The ancients were familiar with the transient nature of life and told their students not to take it too seriously. Considering that our existence changes so quickly, it’s no point lingering over any of its individual aspects. Things may follow a given course for some time, but then suddenly they change without warning. Thus, wise people know that considering life as something static doesn’t bring anything good and that welcoming its transience proves to be more fruitful. No matter how difficult things may be, even in conflictual situations we can learn to laugh and to avoid taking ourselves too seriously, because everything is transitory. In doing so, we get to understand that the awareness of the volatile nature of life is the quickest way to find joy, in an attitude reflecting that of a playful child. Maybe it is true that only by smiling we obtain knowledge. An invitation to an innocent joie de vivre...

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