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What Does Heaven Look Like?

Heaven, often known as the heavens, is a popular theological cosmology or transcendent supernatural realm where gods, angels , souls, saints, or cherished ancestors are supposed to originate, be enthroned, or live. Heavenly creatures may descend to Earth or incarnate, according to certain faiths, while terrestrial beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in rare occasions, enter Heaven alive. In contrast to hell or the Underworld or the “low places,” heaven is frequently described as a “highest place,” the holiest place, a Paradise, universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs, or simply divine will. Some people think that in a future world, there will be a paradise on Earth. Another idea is that the heavens, the earthly globe, and the underworld are all connected by an axis mundi, or world tree. Heaven is known in Indian faiths as Svarga loka, and the soul is liable to reincarnation in many living forms based on its karma. After a soul attains Moksha or Nirvana, the cycle may be interrupted. The otherworld is any location where people, spirits, or deities reside outside of the corporeal world (Heaven, Hell, or somewhere else).


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