Heaven and Hell; Keeping Good Company

A cyberspace devotee from Trinidad asks if there is a heaven and a hell. Gurudeva explains that heaven and hell can be translated into the higher nature and the lower nature. Another cyber devotee from Malaysia wonders why people don't practice what they preach. Gurudeva suggests that a path be chosen and that one associates with those on the same path to do well in life.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Giving a gift begrudgingly in return for another gift is, of course, mere barter. Many families barter their way through life in this way, thinking they are giving. But such gifts are cold, the fulfillment is empty, and the law of karma pays discounted returns.
—Gurudeva