शम्भल (Shambhala) My idea of Heaven
Heaven is living in peaceful coexistence and mutually beneficial and perhaps even selfless unselfish benefits to one’s neighbours, relatives, friends and even strangers.
My idea of heaven is शम्भल.
But unlike the Heaven described in modern religions, Heaven is not just a land filled with gold and diamonds and good looking people, but more importantly a land filled with Peace and Tranquility and ruled by धर्म Dharma and समत्वम् (Samathvam).
Below is also my idea of Heaven:
Heaven is filled with people who always follow Dharma and are extremely kind and friendly, joyful and trusting.
Heaven is filled with people who have figured out things like I have.
Heaven is filled with people who are happy and working with joy and with dignity of labour.
Many of them are doing farming, carpentry, cobbling, weaving, artisan work and shepherds and cowherds.
There is no discrimination between people.
A labourer and manhole cleaner eat at the same table as the supreme leader and are given the same food and same respect.
Heaven is filled with children playing real games.
Heaven is filled with unplugged music, painting, dancing, acting and other fine arts.
People have real friends and stand by them in their time of need.
All the doors in all the houses are open and there are no locks.
There are no fences and walls between houses and farmlands.
Heaven is filled with average looking people of and of all colours, and shapes and sizes.
Heaven is filled with horses and sheep and cows and dogs playing with sheep and cows.
Heaven is filled with noisy and mischievous children playing Holi.
A warm house,
Enough money for expenses,
An understanding wife,
If you have these, then set fire to heaven.