DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE?

There is no heaven anywhere, it is here. It is always here, it is never there. It is always now, it is never then. The very idea of heaven somewhere else — there, then — is a strategy of the mind to deceive you, to keep you ignorant of the heaven that surrounds you every moment. Existence knows no past, no future…

You are never born and you never die. You certainly enter into a body — that is a birth — and one day you leave the body — that’s what you call death — but as far as you are concerned, you were before your birth and you will be after your death.

Birth and death don’t confine your life; there have been many births and many deaths. Births and deaths are just small episodes in the eternity of your life, and the moment you become aware of this eternity — another name for now, this timelessness — all fear, all anxiety about death immediately evaporates just as dewdrops evaporate in the early morning sun.

~ Osho

Listen to Osho talk about this subject:  http://vimeo.com/17236787

Photo: GC Himani, @ østensjøvannet, oslo, norway