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There are six classes of smiling, they can be classified as major and minor. Once when Krishna was stealing yogurt, Jarati, the headmistress of the house, could detect His activities, and she was therefore coming very hurriedly to catch Him. At that time, Krishna became very much afraid of Jarati and went to His elder brother, Baladeva. He said, “My dear brother, I have stolen yogurt! Just see-Jarati is coming hurriedly to catch Me!” When Krishna was thus seeking the shelter of Baladeva because He was being chased by Jarati, all the great sages in the heavenly planets began to smile.

1)When one is smiling but his teeth are not visible, one can distinctly mark a definite change in the eyes and in the cheeks. This is called smita smiling.
2)Smiling in which the teeth are slightly visible is called hasita smiling. .
3)When the teeth are distinctly visible in a smile, that is called vihasita. One day when Krishna was engaged in stealing butter and yogurt in the house of Jatila, He assured His friends, “My dear friends, I know that this old lady is now sleeping very profoundly because she is breathing very deeply. Let us silently steal butter and yogurt without making any disturbance.” But the old lady, Jatila, was not sleeping; so she could not contain her smiling, and her teeth immediately became distinctly visible. This is an instance of vihasita smiling.
4)In a state of smiling, when the nose becomes puffed and the eyes squint, the smiling is called avahasita.
5)When tears from the eyes are added to the smiling and the shoulders are shaking, the smile is called apahasita. When child Krishna was dancing in response to the singing of the old maidservant Jarati, Narada was astonished. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, who controls all the movements of great demigods like Brahma and others, was now dancing to the indications of an old maidservant. Seeing this fun, Narada also began to dance, and his shoulders trembled, and his eyes moved. Due to his smiling, his teeth also became visible, and on account of the glaring effulgence from his teeth, the clouds in the skies turned silver.
6)When a smiling person claps his hands and leaps in the air, the smiling expression changes into atihasita, or overwhelming laughter.

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