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Enlightenment thru Entertainment

Laughing all the way to a Higher State of Consciousness

"After enlightenment, the laundry."
~ Zen Proverb
"From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence."
~ Anonymous
"The problem with humanity is that it is not in its right mind!”
~ Gandhi

The ancient mystics, who gave us the eternal songs, poetry, music, humorous anecdotes, stories, and symbolic myths, were indeed the greatest psychologists the world has ever known. They knew full well the value of entertainment for engaging both our left and right brain hemispheres and guiding us toward enlightenment.

Dr. Mitra also believes that one of the best ways to come into contact with the creative and healing energies of the soul is through meaningful entertainment, especially good natured humor. To increase the force of love and laughter in people's lives, she sends exceptionally beautiful, humorous, and enlightening daily emails to all subscribers on her list. To review what others have said about Dr. Mitra's daily emails, see Testimonials. To subscribe to Mitra's daily email list, send your request to tree.1@cox.net.

Here are a few of Dr. Mitra's favorite poems, jokes, cartoons, and movies, for your enjoyment and spiritual nourishment.

A Catholic priest, a Protestant minister, and a rabbi are discussing what they would like people to say after they die and their bodies are on display in open caskets.

Priest: I would like someone to say "He was a righteous man, an honest man, and very generous."

Minister: I would like someone to say "He was very kind and fair, and he was very good to his parishioners."

Rabbi: I would want someone to say.... "OH LOOK! HE'S MOVING!"

Favorite Woody Allen Quotes

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.
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How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
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How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?
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I am at two with nature.
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I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
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If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.
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If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.
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My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers.
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My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
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Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends.
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Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness.
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A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?"
The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children and so was all mankind made."

Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved."

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Papa said they developed from monkeys?"

The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."

Favorite poems…

I dreamt last night,
Oh marvelous error,
That there were honeybees in my heart,
Making honey out of my old failures.
~ Antonio Mochado
This being human is a guest-house
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,

Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing, and
invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

~ Rumi

Translated by John Moyne and Coleman Barks

The Rose
Some say love is a river
that drowns the tender reed,
Some say love is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love is a flower
and you have sown the seed.
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance,
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,

Just remember, in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed
that with the Sun's love
in the spring
becomes the Rose.
~ Amanda McBroom

Favorite Cartoons

Favorite Movies

1. After the Wedding (Danish)
2. Amazing Grace (English)
3. The Lives of Others (German)
4. What the Bleep Do We Know?
5. Bonjour Mr Shelomi (Hebrew)
6. My best Friend (French)
7. The Painted Veil
8. Ghost Town
9. Stranger Among Us
10. Defending Your Life
11. Lost Horizon
12. Ground Hog's Day
13. The Gods Must Be Crazy
14. Wizard of Oz
15. Little Buddha
16. My Left Foot
17. Flat liners
18. Beauty and the Beast
19. Lorenzo's Oil
20. Crimes and Misdemeanors
21. Quarrel
22. School Ties
23. Damage
24. Mindwalk
25. The House of Spirits
26. The New Age
27. Muriel's Wedding
28. Like Water for Chocolate
29. Sense and Sensibility
30. Secrets and Lies
31. Shine
32. The Fifth Element
33. What Dreams May Come
34. Price Above Rubies
35. Holy man
36. Living Out loud
37. Hillary and Jackie
38. Private Parts
39. My Son the Fanatic
40. The Truman Show
41. Cookie's Fortune
42. Life is Beautiful
43. Children of Heaven (Farsi)
44. The Governess
45. The Name of the Rose
46. Mr. Destiny
47. Dangerous Beauty
48. As Good As It Gets
49. Wide Awake
50. The Phenomenon
51. Crossing Delancey
52. The Chosen
53. Diary of Ann Frank
54. The Jazz Singer
55. Yentl
56. Three Seasons (Vietnamese)
57. King of Masks (Chinese)
58. The Red Violin
59. Central Station (Spanish)
60. American Beauty
61. Beautiful
62. Billy Elliot
63. Saving Grace
64. Paying Forward
65. East is East
66. Sunshine
67. Chocolat (French)
68. State and Main
69. The Mighty
70. Forces of Nature
71. Pleasantville
72. Like water for chocolate
73. Original Sin
74. Bread and Tulips (Italian)
75. Serendipity
76. K-PAX
77. Shallow Hall
78. Life as a House
79. Son of the Bride (Spanish)
80. The Way Home (Vietnamese)
81. Little Miss Sunshine
82. Quinceanera
83. The Kite Runner
84. Constantine's Sword
85. Married Life
86. Mean Girls

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