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Heaven is Attractive but Hell is Popular

A sinner once won a holiday to Heaven. After a few days in Heaven the sinner approached the angel Gabriel to complain:

“Gabriel…I have been seven days in Heaven and not a single murder, or rape, or beating, or slander or bad word said against anybody ! Gabriel, Heaven is soooo boring !”

The sinner packed his bags and returned to Hell.

I believe that Buddhists have a saying:  “There is no one in Hell that truly doesn’t want to be there”. The truth is people like pain, strife and suffering, it makes them feel alive … And when it gets too much they turn to  a dubiously vengeful God to complain about what they themselves  manufactured !

The truth is a lot of our suffering is self created.


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