The Eternal Happiness of All Beings
All the major world religions, doctrinally, have a complete misunderstanding of ‘Enlightenment’. All the major world religions believe in hell or hellfire; this is a corruption, there is no such thing as Divine punishment, there are no hells. A sure-fire way of realizing this is to experience your own True Nature of Divine Love; when you feel this Love you know you would not punish anyone. If anyone behaves badly God simply guides them lovingly back to the Spiritual Path and eventually eternal Happiness. All Beings create their own suffering by the way they behave. If you behave badly you attract suffering and its learning experiences and Blessings towards yourself. If you behave well you attract happiness.
Take Tibetan Buddhism (this is a generalisation and does not apply to all Buddhists), there are the most appalling and cruel descriptions in Buddhist scriptures of what they purport happens to Beings in the Hell Realms. The Hell Realms are part of ‘The Wheel of Life’ central to Buddhist doctrinal beliefs (To be fair, I’ve read the words of one Buddhist Lama who questioned whether these hell realms really existed or not. It’s good to have an open mind. There’s a lot of good and beautiful stuff in world religions, my own personal view is that they only need reforming and purifying) If you become the disciple of a teacher he protects you from being reborn in hell. However, if you leave or have no teacher you are no longer protected. This creates a psychological dependence and the perils of a cult. Part of the protection of a teacher is for you to follow the teachings or dharma. This spawns many thousands of scriptures and spiritual practices to become more and more spiritual on the path to Enlightenment and not fall into hell. Then there are secret teachings for the initiated, scripturally and orally transmitted.
Enlightenment is about love and happiness, understanding Life in these terms and behaving well and unselfishly. You simply don’t need all the complications and mental gymnastics of a multitude of scriptures and esoteric practices; indeed they can easily distract people from the true spiritual path. In a way, why live in a monastery, when you can help people towards happiness in the world; it can be very narcissistic and egotistical. The Truth is very simple and can be understood by most people.
You are fully Enlightened when you feel True Unconditional Divine Love for All Beings. When you Love someone you want them to be Happy. The essence of Enlightenment is that understanding the eventual Eternal Happiness of All Beings makes you Happy, because you Love them All. This is 'Enlightenment in a Nutshell'.
What I am doing above is pointing at Enlightenment or Divine Love, pointing you in the right direction. Don’t mistake the concept for the reality. To know this Divine Love, if you have not done so already, you have to experience or feel it for yourself. A Zen Buddhist might say “Pointing at the moon, don’t mistake the finger for the moon”. The finger is the concept; the exquisitely beautiful moon is the reality. To find Enlightenment and Understand Life is to find and experience True Love. On behalf of the world please be Loving and Kind.
Divine Love is One with Bliss, Wisdom, Ecstasy, Knowledge, Kindness, Goodness, Nobility, Honour, Loyalty, Inspiration, Simplicity, Light, Colour, Glory, Friendship, Companionship, Marriage, Majesty, Grace, Understanding, Generosity, Caring, Compassion, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Delight, Immortality, Awe, Wonder, Play, Dance, Music, Art, Fun, Song, Rest and so on . . . . the Eternal Joy, Happiness and Peace of All Beings.
On the Spiritual path you have to have goodwill towards all beings and be willing to help them otherwise you would be wasting your time. It’s not ‘their karma’, so that we don’t have to help them! we are here to care for them! Suffering has various purposes, to take us back to God, to teach us to care for and look after each other (this is caring Love and compassion in action), to heal us, and ultimately enhance eternal happiness for us all. God would like us to be unconditionally good and kind to everyone no matter what circumstances we found ourselves in, to become great spiritual warriors. He does expect a lot from us. If you wish you can relax, if you can, and leave everything to the Infinite number of Deities in Creation. When we go through extreme experiences God’s Grace is always there as well, it’s not as we might think. Many of us have the strength and courage within us to withstand most things but, for example, people who are damaged or unwell or old and so on might need our help. Suffering is of the body, our souls are never harmed.
‘My Happiness is the Happiness of All Beings’
– this is True Enlightenment.
There are as many Spiritual practices and paths to God as there are Beings, but you have to be good and kind, there is no other way. One way is to make an effort to be a good, kind, unselfish, decent and honourable human being. After a while you discover it’s your own nature and effortless. It’s very important to make a connection devotionally to a Truly Enlightened and Perfect Divine Being, a Deity, such as Divine Mother who can take care of you, guide you, keep you safe and protect you. You only have to pray to Her, but one day, maybe straight away, She will also talk to you. I converse with Divine Mother, She is the Perfect Authority on what is True and Wise. This particular way I have just described, including praying to Divine Mother, is all you need to know and do. You are most definitely not alone! Divine Mother Loves you unconditionally. Isn’t that wonderful and the fact that one day All Beings will be Eternally Perfectly Happy. Joy of Joys.
Many Spiritual people think that you can be completely sufficient to yourself internally and be happy. This is not so, we need other people who we love and value. We all have external needs without which we won’t be particularly happy.
Our external needs include Love and companionship, living together in communities and helping each other so that we have homes, warmth, food, clean water and so on. Everyone will be cared for, we will have the Joy of each other in everyday life in a Happy, cultured and civilized society with art, music, dance and so on. And we shall take care of the environment and all creatures and all beings who are all our friends; and we shall all be Perfectly Happy in our mutual Joy. This is our True Enlightenment Eternally, there’s no more to it than that, it’s not some unfathomable secret, it’s quite simple really, all about Love and Happiness.
Life is like a fairy story that will one day come true for all. All suffering will cease permanently, All of Reality will become a Perfect Heaven forever more and All Beings will be Perfectly Happy forever more.
. . . and they all lived Happily ever after . . .
Before Creation there was a beginningless (it has always existed), infinite Heaven. But there were only 801 souls, united in a Godhead. Gender, in one sense, is irrelevant, they are all completely equal in every way, free Spirits within an eternal marriage of soulmates. Indeed All Beings are completely equal, and also Divinely completely equal, in every way.
After Creation there was an infinite number of souls and ten million and sixty infinite universes. Each being has about ten million lifetimes in a span of some billion years after which they become eternally happy. There’s a saying that you should not expect someone else to go through an experience unless you are prepared to go through it yourself. So, all of the 801 souls before creation cloaked themselves in darkness and ignorance and went through or are going through exactly the same process themselves, including all the same dreams of suffering and 10 million lifetimes in a billion year span. So we will all have experienced the same thing, even God! We are all equally Divine or God of course.
One of those 801 souls before creation was me. Before I came into this present Life I took on the poisonous karma of what otherwise would have resulted in a nuclear holocaust. Also, many other things including mental illness. So, I experienced, for example, mental illnesses for myself exactly as other people had experienced them. And saved the world with the great help of many Beings including Divine Mother without whom I would not or could not have succeeded. Thank you so much all you guys and Divine Mother.
All of Reality has now changed course and is civilized forever more.
Please be kind to others
Ganapati David Vishnu
but please call me David
I’m the same as you
. . . and they all lived Happily ever after . . .