To overcome problems of passion, aggression, and ignorance requires a realization of joy–that you are not in a dungeon or the Black Hole of depression. There is a need for a sense of humor. It is impossible to overcome these obstacles with a long face. We have to cheer up. When you begin to see yourself fully and thoroughly, then you discover your sense of humor. It is not the same as telling bad jokes. Humor here is natural joy, the joy of reality.
From “Jolly Good,” in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume Ten, pages 657 to 658.
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