The Silent Laugh – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

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In the esoteric tradition of the Kabbalah, laughter is connected with the highest levels of awareness that man can achieve called Hesed or Mercy. Also in the yogi tradition the term Samadhi indicates the highest level of consciousness is related to a state of bliss, an eternal joy.

I like to look at the different ways of laughing in connection with the vowels; a,e,i,o,u.

Imagine laughing Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha……

The “a” is an open sound and hence creates an open laughter that connects. It is a laughter saying; we, us, everybody or even better A for All. It is big an including.

This is the LOL laughter.

A friend I had laughed just like that. It reflected a happy side of his personality, including, enjoying the common moment of joy. It created a feeling of us or even everybody.

The He, he, he, he-laugher is more cunning, it is almost saying; “look at him, what situation he ended in“, it is a more egoistic laughter of enjoying the suffering, shame or embarrassment of the other. This is the laughter of an evil plan or trick.

The Hi, hi, hi, hi-laughter is like “look, see, got it?” It is like a shared discovery but also mischievous in its nature. Like he he he it can be over the shame or embarrassment of others but it is more like; like poor him, or see, look at him.

The Ho, ho, ho ho-laughter is like ” did you see how we scared them“. This is like the older naughty laughing over the new comer that got tricked. It is like us and him.

The Hu, hu, hu, hu laughter is like bulling someone. It is like; “we got him, he deserves that“.

It is possible that this is slightly different in different countries like the sound of animals. In the UK the pig says Oink, in Norway Noeff, in Germany Grunz, In Japan Buu, In The Nederlands Knor, but as far as I have discovered these sounds are the same in other countries too.

But non of these are the silent laugh of the Buddha, they are different manifestations of external laugh, the internal laugh of the Buddha is like H… h…. h….. h…… h……..

In Hebrew the letter A or Aleph is silent and can be the symbol of many sounds.
The silent laughter is like the Ha, ha, ha-laughter without sound. I like to think about it as a laughter that includes it all, in a joyful, blissful state or like a laughter that does not express itself outwardly but is expanding from within to the whole universe.

The magic happens now!

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About author

This article was written by Andreas Bjørndal

Even if my work is in different fields and expressions there is a common core theme to most of my activities. I love to be an active part of growing awareness, insight, inspiration and spreading a unifying knowledge. I care for stimulating health and development, creating improved harmony and unity within the individual as in their relation with the group. Lecturing, writing articles, debating, teaching around the world has been a big part of my life. To day I also communicate through my blog The way we humans communicate “meaning” is so different and still so similar. The study of the old cultures, their medicine and understanding of life compared with the modern scientific approach has lead me to a unified understanding across seemingly unconnected areas of knowledge. Since 2008 I have explored new ways of knowledge; holonistic knowledge, which I share in my blog: I have lectured about a unified approach to complementary medicine, principles of healing, typology, the cosmology of the old cultures, Egyptology, kabbalah and much more. I love to work with people, in group-dynamics to be part of an evolving dynamic process and surrender to a higher intention. I counsel and supervise individuals, partners, couples and families to find the core theme in their lives and how they can resolve and master that. We all have a core theme in our lives and all challenges we encounter is trying to tell us what it is, help is master it and become a better version of ourselves. Feel free to contact me for questions or a consultation at my mail: Blog: Facebook:


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