Tickle and tease each other
in remaining aware of truth.
"Radha and Krishna Changing Clothes"
by Pieter Weltevrede
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Hasya is the Rasa of Joy, with Humor as it's most common expression. The favorite subject of Humor or Hasya is Maya, the illusionary aspect of the universe, the eternal play of opposites that is never the ultimate truth but merely a reflection of truth.
The minute the intellect starts intervening, real Humor is impossible. Then innocent laughter becomes satire or sarcasm.
It is, however, not an event or an act that creates the purest Hasya. Pure Hasya is real happiness, a Joy that comes from within for no apparent reason. It may come when we feel that God or life is kind. This Hasya Joy is a divine Rasa, an expression of divine bliss.
Humor is a very powerful tool against Sadness, Fear, and Anger. Always remember the very powerful mantra that solves any problem:
OM NO PROBLEM, OM NO PROBLEM, OM NO PROBLEM, OM NO PROBLEM . . .
While Joy and Humor can be consciously inhibited, we cannot consciously produce laughter. Hasya depends not so much on the occasion, but on the presence of the energy of Joy in the body. Natural joy is the reward for seeing the beauty and miracle of life.
All one can do to increase the occurrence of Hasya in life is to love life and others, release tensions, maintain a healthy body and attitude to life, and be uninhibitedly open to laughter when it comes.
Laughter is highly infectious, so if we can make one person laugh, others will easily follow. The best way to produce Hasya in oneself is to create it in others.
Joy Sadhana : see Rasa Sadhana .
Hasya Rasa Chart
Basic Rasa : Joy
Sub-Rasas : Humor, Satire, Sarcasm
Dominant Element : Fire
Dominant Dosha : Pitta
Dominant Guna : Rajas
Dominant Kosha : Mind (Manomayi Kosha)
Friendly Rasas : Love, Wonder
Enemy Rasas : Sadness, Disgust, Fear
Neutral Rasas : Peace, Courage, Anger
Rasa Produced : Joy
Key for Mastering : Make others see the beauty of the illusion of life
Siddhi : Vashitva (popularity)
Deity : Little Krishna
The above texts on the Hasya Rasa were extracted from the book "The Yoga of the Nine Emotions", which fully explains these subjects.