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originally posted by: UniFinity
So they are not gone completely but they do not bother you, not even a bit, the fire was put out!
When one burns out all desires and even the desire to be without any desire than real liberation of the self is very near such person.
or use the bardo to dissolve any remaining affluence of karma into the clear light
originally posted by: RadioKnecht
You should read about Emanuel Swedenborg. The response he received from God and other angels in his visions, was that God loves us so much and respects our free will so much as well, that when we die, he gives us the decision to choose either going to heaven or going to hell.
The obvious question here would be "why would anyone choose hell over heaven?". The answer is that -always as part of God's infinite love and mercy for us- if we lived a bad life, full of debauchery and sin, our soul becomes so filthy and deformed, that existence in heaven would be unbearable for us. Even if we chose going to heaven, it would be literally hell, as the state of our soul would reject everything that is good and beautiful there, the presence of God the most, as his pureness would constantly bring into light the sorry state of our soul.
Thus, if you lived a "bad" life, when you die, you become the only judge of yourself, choosing to go to hell, where you will be in company with other souls like yours and feel more at ease.
A WICKED MAN PERMITTED TO ENTER HEAVEN
Once in my presence a man of evil life entered at death into the world of spirits. When the angel and saints wished to help him he at once began to curse and revile them, and say, "God is altogether unjust. He has prepared heaven for such flattering slaves as you are, and casts the rest of mankind into hell. Yet you call Him Love!" The angels replied, "God certainly is Love. He created men that they might live forever in happy fellowship with Him, but men, by their own obstinacy, and by abuse of their free will have turned their faces away from Him, and have made hell for themselves. God neither casts any one into hell, nor will He ever do so, but man himself, by being entangled in sin, creates hell for himself. God never created any hell."
Just then the exceedingly sweet voice of one of the high angels was heard from above saying, "God gives permission that this man may be brought into heaven." Eagerly the man stepped forward accompanied by two angels, but when they reached the door of heaven, and saw the holy and light-enveloped place and the glorious and blessed inhabitants that dwell there, he began to feel uneasy. The angels said to him, "see how beautiful a world is this! Go a little farther, and look at the dear Lord sitting on His throne." From the door he looked, and then as the light of the Sun of Righteousness revealed to him the impurity of his sin-defiled life, he started back in an agony of self-loathing, and fled, with such precipitancy, that he did not even stop in the intermediate state of the world of spirits, but like a stone he passed through it, and cast himself headlong into the bottomless pit.
Then the sweet and ravishing voice of the Lord was heard saying, "Look, My dear children, none is forbidden to come here, and no one forbade this man, nor has any one asked him to leave. It was his own impure life that forced him to flee from this holy place, for, 'Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God' (John 3:3).
The Visions of Sadhu Sundar Singh
Sundar Singh was born in 1889 into a wealthy Sikh family in Rampur, India. At the age of 14, on the night before a planned suicide, he cried out to God to show himself. Jesus appeared to Sundar in a vision saying, “I died for you. I am the Savior of the world.” This encounter was so powerful, that Sundar dedicated his life to following Jesus and sharing the Gospel.
Sadhu Sundar Singh
You know what He said? “I’m coming to visit my people and My glory is awesome.” I said, “God, ‘I don’t understand your glory?” I have a grandson which I absolutely adore. He said, “What do you desire the most?” I said, “I want to love that grandson. I want to hold and kiss him and love him.” “What if I told you that my glory was upon you and you couldn’t even look at that grandson?”
I said, “God that would be the cruelest thing you could ever do to me because I know I would forget. I would want to touch him and that child disintegrate in front of me.” God says, “That’s what my glory does to sin.” God said, “Adam and Eve were in the garden, clothed with my glory. We communed face-to-face. When they sinned the glory fell and I wanted to embrace them but I didn’t because my glory would consume them.” So God the Father had to back off and Jesus became the way. Jesus stands between us and the Father.
You know, the sun shining down on this earth. It’s got two deadly rays. If they weren’t deflected by the earth’s atmosphere we would be consumed. If Jesus didn’t stand between us and the Father, we would be consumed. But you know what Jesus says? He said Bride I am getting you ready for Glory. I will purify you, I will make you Holy because I want to present you to my Father without blame, faultless, spotless that He may touch you, that He may embrace you, that He may hold you to His bosom without you being consumed.
originally posted by: UniFinity
what do you think about reincarnation then? what or who reincarnates?
originally posted by: optimisitcplanetFor example i ate a cut up pineapple in the afterlife realm and it tasted half the taste of eating pineapples on earth. I have even bathed on the oceans in the afterlife, and felt the water.
originally posted by: FlyInTheOintment
I believe that what Emanuel Swedenborg wrote about the myriad realms is most likely to be true: We end up in that place which is most in tune with our personal dispositionpsychology & spirit. Enjoy, and be blessed by what you
originally posted by: optimisitcplanet
What do you think of my experiences? Have you had these experiences?