15 He suffers in this world, and he suffers in the next world: the man who does
evil suffers in both worlds. He suffers, he suffers and mourns when he sees the
wrong he has done.
16 He is happy in this world and he is happy in the next world: the man who does
good is happy in both worlds. He is glad, he feels great gladness when he sees the
good he has done.
17 He sorrows in this world, and he sorrows in the next world: the man who does
evil sorrows in both worlds. ‘I have done evil’, thus he laments, and more he laments
on the path of sorrow.
18 He rejoices in this world, and he rejoices in the next world: the man who does
good rejoices in both worlds. ‘I have done good’, thus he rejoices, and more he
rejoices on the path of joy.
Heaven or hell in this lifetime
Is your personal experience, and nobody else's.
Perhaps this is the result of:
1. your past circumstances
2. your past actions
3. your present circumstances
4. your present actions
5. your body, senses, consciousness – that which experiences
Be the best that you can be, better than yesterday.
Consequences – opportunities or threats?
We cannot control the consequences of our actions. All we can do is to do our best.
If things have gone wrong, and we did not do our best – this is going to bite. If
we did our best, then we could not have done any more.
Just as everything has multiple causes, every action has multiple consequences, and
as the author of your actions, many of the consequences will inevitably attach to
you, in ways you might not even know about.
Some consequences are against your interests, so these are a threat.
Some consequences promote your interests and well being, so these consequences represent