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Not just heaven or hell, Sanatan Dharm talks about fourteen worlds!!!

As per Vedas, there are 14 worlds - 7 upper and 7 lower in which one is the earth. The upper worlds are Bhuh(earth), Bhavah, Swah, Mahah, Janah. Tapah, and Satyam , and the lower or the ones below earth are Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Rasatala, Talatala, Mahatala, and Patala. It is said that our destiny is pre decided , then what is the importance of karma?

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Karma is our action or the choice we make. As per Vedas, one gets the results according to its karma- good will lead to heaven and bad to hell. But if it decides our destiny, why not everybody chooses good karma?

This privilege is given only to humans as the conscious choices allow us to do good for ourselves and others too. However, the animals and even the celestial beings (devta) are just reaping the results of their past actions. They do not know what else to do to gain higher postion. Devtas are given the duty of administering the world and the animals are roaming due to their unfulfilled desires .

Katha Upanishad says: "When all the desires that dwell in the heart fall away, then the mortal becomes immortal and here attains Brahman." Thus, the only goal of human life, is to become desireless and attain the supreme form.

We don't have control on ourselves once we are lifeless, therefore, while on earth, we can make heaven for those who are unfortunate to act in a certain manner . Be compassionate towards others, be it animals or any other being, because your this action might take you ahead, closer to your supreme goal and simultaneously make a little heaven for others here on earth.

Now, talking about hell, which has become a common word nowadays - "people get disappointed and think they are in hell when they don't get what they deserve". But is it that bad?

The lowest hell, also known as Patala is the worst place technically. If you are not getting something despite all hardwork, it can't be compared to hell. It is just not made for you. Leave it and move ahead. You being alive is a miracle in itself. It is just the result of your own past deeds and no planet is to be blamed for that. But if you continue doing bad karma , it will lead to your fall.

So, don't waste your time on revenge. Remember, you have limited time on earth, make the best use of it.This winter, look around and help someone in need.Feed stray animals, donate warm blankets or clothes to the needy, what ever you will do, will eventually come back to you in some other time , if lucky then in this life itself.

keep praying!!!

Om Namah Shivay!!!

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