What is Heaven or Hell? | Short Stories

Once a holy man met God. He was always curious to know about heaven and hell so when he met God he asked, “Can you tell me what heaven or hell is like??”

God smiled and took him to another world. There they were standing in front of two doors. God asked him to go and look for himself inside each door.

The holy man opened the first door. There he saw a large round table with people sitting around. A large pot of delicious stew was kept in the middle of the table.

People sitting there were having very long spoons as attachments to their arms. Spoons were long enough to reach the pot of delicious stew in middle but because of the long handle, people were not able to get a spoon full of food back into their mouth.

Not being able to eat food because of those long spoons, they all were looking were thin and sickly. People, there were very sad and unhappy. The holy man was shuddered seeing the misery of people suffering there.

The holy man came back from that room and opened door to another room.

Another room was exactly the same as the first room. Large round table with people sitting around having long spoon attachment to their arms but here people were well nourished and healthy and were happily talking and eating.

The holy man was happy to see that and came out of that door. He went to God and said, “I don’t understand. Both rooms are the same yet one room is full of misery and another is filled with happiness.”


God explained, “You see those long spoon extensions are long enough to feed others but not short enough to feed yourself.

The first room you went to was Hell, where people are greedy and think only about themselves and don’t want to help others Because of which they are not able to feed themselves and suffer misery.


The second room went to was Heaven, it was full of people who cared and loved each other. They support each other and feed each other with those long spoons because of which they are healthy and happy.”

Moral: If We Learn to Support and Care for Each other, we can make our Life Heaven and Live Happily. Giving and Sharing Brings Inner Joy.

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