alan wrote:Throw that guy into laughing idiot jail. I hate it when people laugh out loud for no reason other than to call attention to themselves.
plwk wrote:A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a US$500 fine after a neighbour complained to police he was laughing too loudly, his lawyer said yesterday. More here
It is childish, bhikkhus, in the discipline of the noble ones to laugh excessively showing the teeth.
Therefore, bhikkhus, having given up singing, having given up dancing, it is suitable for you who delight in the Dhamma to smile moderately mindful smiles.
I think the same thing is likely true about carping, grousing, and grumbling.alan wrote:"Bestial topics"...I'm sure you've read that one. (AN 10.70).
Also look at AN 10.93, which tells us the value of being fond of quietude.
Loud, pointless laughter, besides being a sign of spiritual immaturity, is also a social nuisance.
C, g, and g are best kept to one's self, as no more than a mumble or a bit of muttering. In the written form, however, they are as loud and out there as is anything else.alan wrote:Carping, grumbling and grousing are all well and fine, as long as they are not loud.
alan wrote:But wasn't this complaint about laughing out loud in public?
The problem seems to be the neighbor.Schiavelli said the neighbour regularly mocks his disability, and the best response to those taunts is laughter.
“He just ridicules me all the time and the only thing I can come up with is laughing,” Schiavelli said in a telephone interview.