Sometimes I get tired of talking about work-related stuff. Talking about silly things is relaxing. Even with my Spiritual Masters, we would not always talk about spirituality. I guess both of us got to be ourselves. We were not worried if we spoke about politically incorrect topics. The Master could stop being a Master and just be a friend, a regular person. This habit formed and God, too, became the same to me. We shared relaxed, unnecessary talk — giving God a chance to be Himself, and it gave me a chance to get to know what He goes through. With our guard down, we can laugh at the ignorance of humanity. We are worried now with the future of humanity, as we do not understand that this is Episode 3 in Season 17 of God’s show. Be yourself, and let God be Himself so you may experience the lighter, funnier side of God. — Satish Daryanani

Swami Sivananda laughing with his disciple Swami Venkatesananda.