If we cannot laugh at ourselves – we cannot laugh with others or cause others to laugh. Laughter is a gift – and causing laughter is an act of kindness. Laughter requires space – space to see the ridiculous in our situations as beginninglessly enlightened beings who create the illusion of duality. That is really rather funny. It is also rather sad, tragic – but that very paradox is what puts us at the pivotal point of the precious human rebirth.
p47, Emailing the Lamas from Afar, Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9653948-5-7