Friday, July 29, 2011

Hell and Heaven

Last night some of my friends were discussing on the differences in the Hinduism and other religions. It was a very friendly discussion, and I really feel happy because in this entire discussion none of us used any bad remark for other religion. We did not argue on the topic which concept is right. We just kept on discussing the differences. The topic was started by Mr. Edward. He is a Norway resident, and was very hurt by the killing of 92 people there by some one who hates the increasing number of peoples of other community.

I said him the issue is the same in India too, the difference is, Hindus accept all, and want peace. But people of other religion are very violent, and want to suppress the voice of Hindu majorities. This some times creates communal violence. 

Then Mr. Ismail Khan of Bangladesh joined the discussion. From the social problems, our discussion reached the points of differences. The major difference what we noticed was the concept of God, theory of creation, theory of hell and heaven, theory of ultimate bliss. 

But on one issue we discussed a long time, and that is the concept of Hell and Heaven.
According to Islam and Christianity, Hell and Heaven are the ultimate result of human. If a human is good, on the end of this creation he will move to heaven, or he will move to hell. He will remain there till perpetuity. 

I doubt on the question of perpetuity. What does perpetuity mean ? Does this mean that the soul has no death ? If yes, I have no more question, because I too believe the same. And all agreed on this topic that God, and soul have no death. They are perpetual. Only this body dies, and on death it converts into the elements of which it is made.

The vedic concept of Hell and Heaven is a little different. Hell and heaven are not the ultimate end of journey of the soul. This is just a part of the entire journey. To understand this, we have to understand the vedic concept of God and Soul.

- God and soul are made of similar components
- Souls are separated from God because of a space.
- The ultimate aim of the soul is to reduce the space to nil.
- After that there will be no difference between God and the Soul.
- In other words, soul will become part of God.
- The space between the soul and God is made of three components- viz. positive charged good conducts, negetive charged bad conducts and neutral charged prayer to god.
- To reduce the space, we need to reduce the negetive charged bad conducts.
- Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. And while we reduce our bad conducts, it will reduce our good conducts to nil too. Then there will remain only neutral charged prayer. 
- This neutral charged conduct will then be able to reach God.
- If the soul has more negative conducts, it will be in hell, that will again balance the positive and negative charges. If the soul has more positive conducts, it will be in the heaven, for the same purpose.

So as per Vedic science of Soul, hell and heaven are not places, rather temporary stages of our life, that helps to create a balance between the positive charged good conducts, and negative charged bad conducts.
At the end of that stage, the soul gets a fresh body to perform. This journey continues again and again, the soul keep on geting newer bodies each time, untill it is able to reduce all positive and negative conducts. 

That is what the whole concept of Vedas, and Bhagaban Budha for the same reason said, to leave all other actions and to become a monk.

The major difference of hell and heaven theory is that, for Veda followers, ultimate goal is to be part of God, and for others the ultimate goal is to reach heaven.

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