Dr. Antony Theodore


Heaven is Not A Place


Heaven is not a place
It is a happening.
It happens in you and me.

The inner beauty
And the serenity
In moments of true love
are its own reward.

In selfless love, heaven happens.
Heaven has no borders,
No distinctions, and
Monopoly of none.

Heaven transcends all religions.

Submitted: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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  • Rookie - 124 Points Ahmed Abomahfouz (2/11/2014 5:45:00 AM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me.

    by this philosophy..life is more beautiful than heaven (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rinki Nandy (6/30/2010 2:24:00 PM)

    In selfless love, heaven happens.
    Heaven has no borders,
    No distinctions, and
    Monopoly of none.

    quoted lines reveal just how b'ful n giving heaven must be, i understand why only the good die young! imaginary n creative. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,696 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2010 10:49:00 PM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me...certainly imaginery creation in mind...nice wordings....10

    red mine visiting hell.. go to hell (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,696 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2010 10:49:00 PM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me...certainly imaginery creation in mind...nice wordings....10

    red mine visiting hell.. go to hell (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,696 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2010 10:49:00 PM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me...certainly imaginery creation in mind...nice wordings....10

    red mine visiting hell.. go to hell (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,696 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2010 10:48:00 PM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me...certainly imaginery creation in mind...nice wordings....10

    red mine visiting hell.. go to hell (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,696 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2010 10:48:00 PM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me...certainly imaginery creation in mind...nice wordings....10

    red mine visiting hell.. go to hell (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,696 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/24/2010 10:48:00 PM)

    Heaven is not a place
    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me...certainly imaginery creation in mind...nice wordings....10

    red mine visiting hell.. go to hell (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cleide Tatyana Almeida (6/18/2010 2:12:00 PM)

    This is simply beautiful. I particularly love the last statement: it's refreshing to here an interpretation of heaven that any religious denomination can relate to...reading this poem was heaven... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 218 Points Ruth Walters (6/17/2010 11:56:00 AM)

    Yes, 'heaven' is a condition, sometimes we feel as though we are in heaven and somtimes not.....I don't think it is a place either...

    Ruthie - though it would be nice if it were..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rudy We (5/25/2010 1:38:00 PM)

    very very true..
    heaven is in our own actions. instead of searching for heaven above the skies,
    look for it in daily life in our own joyful actions of love.
    thank you for ur ideas and philosphy which is clearly seen in your other poems. thank you tony (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,551 Points Hans Vr (5/23/2010 5:53:00 AM)

    Yes Tony, I fully agree
    Very poetically said
    reaching the core of our being
    Goodness is rewarded immediately
    with tremendous peace of mind and
    you are completely right
    this may a glimpse of how heaven feels. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Gita Ashok (5/20/2010 11:44:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. What a great thought! I always keep wondering why people go in search of Heaven when

    It is a happening.
    It happens in you and me.

    The last line obviously is the icing on the cake! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deepti Agarwal (5/20/2010 3:18:00 AM)

    Very well said.. we are fools to wait fr heaven there n forgets that its right here..in our deeds in smiles we bring in.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preetam Shetty (5/18/2010 4:04:00 AM)

    This is a 10/10 poem, and you have just expressed in words what I feel inside..... Heaven is love, Heaven is humanity, Heaven is kindness.....Heaven is not a place where you go after dying in the name of god......Heaven is the heart of christ who pleaded mercy even for the one who betrayed him (Report) Reply

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