Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heaven on Earth...............

Tan is only 60 years old and recently he had requested an early retirement from his hotel job. Out of curiosity  I asked him why he opted to quit even though his employer didn't restricted his age to work.

He said he is tired of working after working for more than 40 years. He wants to take life easy and hope he could die sooner so that he could go to heaven earlier. 

Mind! What a negative reply from this friend! I asked him... What makes you so sure that you can be allowed into Heaven? He couldn't say a word!  I threw him another question... If you cannot feel to be in heaven on earth now. I doubt you have a chance to be admitted to the real Heaven later! He was totally at lost.

My explanation... Heaven is only meant for those happy souls. In order to qualify for the entry, you have to be joyful and stay happy all the time on earth till your last breath. The qualification needed is to have a loving heart. A loving person has patience, kind, doesn't envy, not boastful, not proud, not rude, no self seeking, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, doesn't delight in evil but always rejoices with the truth and remain cheerful all the time. He could feel almost like he is in Heaven on earth. Unless you have this feeling, the next Heaven elsewhere might not be in existence for you. 

Though Tan is a Buddhist, nobody has ever logic this simple term of heavenly world to him. I'm glad he accepted my little preaching and promised to change his way of life from now onwards.

Food for thought - "There is only path to Heaven. On Earth, we call it Love" - Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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