Tuesday, 7 July 2015

If you are good will you go to heaven?

Let's first know about what is good? 

How do you know whether something is good or bad? How do you decide? 

We have been told that something is good and something is bad. That is the way we go about deciding everything - what is right, what is wrong, what is fair, what is unfair - on the basis of criteria that has been given to us in advance. That this is good, this is bad. Only by the attention and understanding, we can say something as good or bad. 

Now let's know about heaven. 

'Heaven' and 'hell' are obviously for the mind, they do not have any existence elsewhere. So 'heaven' is a situation in which the mind gets what contends it deeply, a relaxation. That relaxation is not possible in the otherwise agitated life. Common life is sheer agitation. Right? Provocation, agitation, excitement, and the resultant frustration. 

You are struggling, labouring, somehow carrying yourself on, trudging and taking life as drudgery. You have given up all hope, and then the hope is rekindled. That is 'heaven'. And not only is it a hope that something can happen in the future, it is there for the taking. Extend your hand and take it! That is 'heaven'. 

The false will never admit that I am just a shadow. It will say that nothing but me is there. The world itself is 'heaven'. When is the world 'heaven'? When you realize that the world is like a door, a gateway to the beyond, now it is 'heaven'! The beyond is not heaven. Remember! Because beyond, there is no mind, and 'heaven' and 'hell' are in the mind. The world is 'heaven', when it is a gateway to the beyond. The world itself is 'hell' when the world becomes an objective reality in itself. "I am all!" When the world says, "I am all that there is," then the world is 'hell'. 

Everything is neither 'heaven' nor 'hell'. 'Heaven' exists for us because we are distant from the truth. When you are far something, only then it seems like 'heaven'. 

We said that the world is a gateway to the beyond. Beyond, there is no 'heaven' or 'hell'! There is just an empty stillness. 'Heaven' is for the one who has lost his way and who suddenly gets a guide. 'Hell' is when you have lost your way, and there are voices around that say that you cannot go back, that there is no home. 

A point comes where there is neither 'heaven' nor 'hell'. So, from 'hell' to 'heaven' and then 'beyond'! 

The very thing that was craving for 'heaven', the very thing that was suffering and for it 'heaven' was like a balm upon the suffering, that very thing is now very peacefully retired. Gone. Beyond. Finished.



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