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The Secret of Laughter

Ananda Music, Episode 5
Swami Kriyananda
January 1, 1980

Sung by Swami Kriyananda, in a concert in Germany approx.1980.

Lyrics:

The secret of laughter lies in the laughing,

Not in the search for joy:

It’s a swallow winging on the wind!

It’s innocence in a boy.

Luru luru lero, Luru luru lye!

Joy will come to anyone

Whose heart has learned to fly!

 

Joy in the singing, not in the song sung,

Welcome, but never crave:

If you think that laughter lies in things,

To things you’ll be but a slave!

Luru luru lero, Luru luru lye!

Joy will come to anyone

Whose heart has learned to fly!

 

Joy in the giving, not in the gaining:

Grasp, and you’ll never sing—

You could win the world and still be poor;

Win peace, and live like a king!

Luru luru lero, Luru luru lye!

Joy will come to anyone

Whose heart has learned to fly!

Sing when the sun shines, sing when the rain falls,

Sing when your road seems strange.

In a tempest, seize the lightning flash,

And ride the winds of change!

Luru luru lero, Luru luru lye!

Joy will come to anyone

Whose heart has learned to fly!

 

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