Then to judge who is going to heaven and who is going to hell… And do you think in just one day? Each person has millions of acts, good and bad, which have to be balanced, and there is only one God – and not a very intelligent one either.
George Bernard Shaw used to say, “Just the very crowd makes me feel that it will be difficult to make judgments. Moreover, half of the crowd will be women –who will make it almost impossible!”
Perhaps that’s why the last judgment day has not happened and is not going to happen. Because Jesus used to say to his disciples, “Soon, in your life, you will see the last judgment day happen” – in his disciples’ lifetime. That means, at the most, seventy years.
Two thousand years have passed, and as the days go by the skeletons go on growing. I think God has changed his mind. Judgment is not possible any longer.
As far as I am concerned each act brings its own judgment, and that is more scientific. Why go on collecting acts for a certain day and then deciding? And why decide from outside, when there is a possibility to decide from inside? Each act has its intrinsic consequence.
You can figure it out; if your life is miserable then you are doing something wrong, and if your life is a merry-go-round then you are doing everything that should be done perfectly. So it is up to you whether you make your life a merry-go-round or a sorry-go-round. There is nobody to decide it, you are the act and you are the judge. And this seems to be more scientific, simple.
If everything is going well, be happy. And remember why things are going well so they can continue to go better and better, because wellness also has depth. Just find out what it is that is making your life blissful, peaceful, silent, happy – simple arithmetic – and your life can become a holy life.
According to me, if you are living joyously, you are a holy man. Only one thing you have to do: die to the past so that you can be reborn in a fresh present and a free future.
Is there another way without death and insecurity?
There is no death in the first place. Death is an illusion.It is always somebody else who dies; you never die. It means death has always been seen from the outside, it is the outsider’s view. Those who have seen their inner world are unanimous in saying that there is no death.
You don’t know what constitutes your consciousness; it is not constituted of breathing, it is not constituted of heartbeats, it is not constituted of blood circulation. So when the doctor says that a man is dead, it is an outsider’s conclusion; all that he is saying is, “This man is no longer breathing, his pulse has stopped, his heart is not beating.” Are these three things equivalent to death? They are not!