Buddha at the door steps of Heaven
There is a beautiful story about Gautam Buddha:
When he arrives at the gate of heaven, he is welcomed with love. He receives royal treatment. They play great music to receive Buddha. The angels offer him garlands and what not…but Buddha refuses to enter Heaven. He says: “I will wait here. Till the last being has entered heaven I cannot enter ”.
The angels argue Gautam Buddha that, “this will take eternity…for everybody – all men, all women, all animals, all insects and the others… If you think that all the beings should enter first then it will take eternity”.
Buddha says, “It is nothing to be worried about. I will wait. I can wait. I know how to wait. I am eternally blissful already. What more can heaven give to me? I cannot enter heaven unless everybody else has entered”.
It is said that Buddha is still waiting at the gate of heaven. The angels are still trying to convince him. Unfortunately, they fail.
Why Buddha is waiting? He knows perfectly well that we are all one. Then how can he only enter heaven. Is it possible to enter Buddha’s hand to heaven? His legs alone to heaven! His nose to heaven! Simply no!
Gautam Buddha has faith that one day every one of us will enter the heaven.
The moral of the story:
Should we make Gautam Buddha wait more and more? It is up to us. For me, certainly not! Then let’s start meditating every day, every moment, every fraction of seconds…and the Buddha will help, the Guru will help us to enter in to heaven. His grace is enough. Just we have to be conscious about it. Meditation happens and we enter heaven and Buddha enters…