A Zen master was always happy. Even in difficult times, he was happy. When asked for the secret of his happiness, he said, “When I get up in the morning, I ask myself, do I want to be in heaven or hell? Then I choose heaven and, therefore, I create heaven each moment.
How does one create a heaven?
A person was on his death bed. In his dream, an angel took him on a tour of hell and heaven. First, he visited hell. There, each one’s hands were tied with a spoon in one hand and a fork in the other. Most delicious food were ready in front of them. Then he was taken to heaven. The scene was the same as hell, but people here were enjoying and laughing, for each one was serving and feeding the other. The moment you serve, you connect, and nature always helps those who serve. By serving others you create heaven and by getting lost in self, you create hell.