Beautiful mansions

Beautiful mansions of God.

 

145. Beautiful mansions of God: One of the teachings we find in the different religions of God is the promise of a wonderful home or a beautiful mansion that is waiting for us when we leave this life. This is of course symbolic because flesh cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, but the promise of a beautiful mansion is still promised to us anyway: the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 1 Corinthians: 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;” but we are still told there is a glorious place waiting for us in heaven if we act right. And interestingly enough this promise of a wonderful home or beautiful mansion that is waiting for us is promised to us throughout the various religions of God: John: 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Enoch: 1 “And after that I saw all the secrets of the heavens, and how the kingdom is divided, and how the actions of men are weighed in the balance. And there I saw the mansions of the elect and the mansions of the holy, and mine eyes saw there all the sinners being driven from thence which deny the name of the Lord of Spirits,” (Apocrypha, The Book of Enoch)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 58. “But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness — to them shall We give a Home in Heaven, – lofty mansions beneath which flow rivers, — to dwell therein for aye; — an excellent reward for those who do (good)!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  29)

Islamic symbol-5pix 20. “But it is for those who fear their Lord, that lofty mansions, one above another, have been built: beneath them flow rivers (of delight): (such is) the promise of Allah (God): never doth Allah fail in (His) promise.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  39)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 107. “This is the penalty, this is the atonement which saves the Faithful man who submits to it, not him who does not submit to it. Such a one shall surely be an inhabitant in the mansion.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Vendidad 8)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix Denkard. Zoroaster, “Be it known that, the man whose thoughts, words and deeds have the tendency of his Master’s, and in whose heart is, through the instrumentality of the good religion, union with The Creator Ohrmazd (Ahura Mazda/God), the highest, — that man is for himself. And that man conveys himself by means of that true path (system) to the shining mansion of perpetual goodness and complete joy.” “There are many ways of serving Mazda. It is not limited to any particular method. In my Father’s house are many mansions.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 613)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “These and other mighty warriors in the earthly battle slain, By their valour and their virtue walk the bright ethereal plain, They have cast their mortal bodies, crossed the radiant gate of heaven, For to win celestial mansions unto mortals it is given, Let them strive by kindly action, gentle speech, endurance long, Brighter life and holier future into sons of men belong!”

(Hindu, Mababharata (R. Dutt,  abridged tr))

Hindu symbol 5-pix 5. “May I attain to that His well-loved mansion where men devoted to the Gods are happy.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “Thus facing the Tathagatas as they discourse on Noble Wisdom that is far beyond the mental capacity of disciples and masters, he will attain a hundred thousand Samadhis, indeed, a hundred thousand nyutas of kotis of Samadhis, and in the spirit of these Samadhis he will instantly pass from one Buddha-land to another, paying homage to all the Buddhas, being born into all the celestial mansions.” “And what is the reality of Noble Wisdom? It is the ineffable potency of the Dharmakaya; it has no bounds nor limits; It surpasses all the Buddha-lands, and pervades the Akanistha and the heavenly mansions of the Tush-ita.” (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Praised be thou, my lord, Manda-d-Hiia (Haiyi/God), For thou raisest up these souls. From here unto the Everlasting Abode, The building that was built for you in the House of Life.” “It will be his praise in the house of the great Celestial Father.” “I worship, praise and laud the house of dazzling beings.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 1, 70 and 117)

Mandaean symbol1 “The uthra shone in its brightness. In its brightness the uthra shone and prepared a path for the perfect ones. For the perfect ones he prepared a path and granted salvation to the perfect ones. Salvation he granted to the perfect ones and remembered their names in the house (mansion) of the Mighty Life.” (Sabeanism, The Way of Salvation)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “O PEOPLE of the earth! By the righteousness of The One true God, I am the Maid of Heaven begotten by the Spirit of Baha, abiding within the Mansion hewn out of a mass of ruby, tender and vibrant; and in this mighty Paradise.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 53)

 The shrine10 pix “For God hath ordained that all the good things which lie in the treasury of His knowledge shall be attained through obedience unto Me, and every fire recorded in His Book, through disobedience unto Me. Methinks in this day and from this station I behold all those who cherish My love and follow My behest abiding within the mansions of Paradise, and the entire company of Mine adversaries consigned to the lowest depths of hell-fire.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 11)

the greatest name-12pix“Only a few have as yet quaffed from this peerless, this soft-flowing grace of the Ancient King. These occupy the loftiest mansions of Paradise, and are firmly established upon the seats of authority.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 107)

the greatest name 8 pixIt is evident that the loftiest mansions in the Realm of Immortality have been ordained as the habitation of them that have truly believed in God and in His signs.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 141)

the greatest name 8 pix“Whoso hath recognized the Day Spring of Divine guidance and entered His holy court hath drawn nigh unto God and attained His Presence, a Presence which is the real Paradise, and of which the loftiest mansions of heaven are but a symbol.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 70)