I'm a Swedish writer, artist, and historian of ideas, writing fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an aikido instructor. More about me here.
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Occasionally I Contemplate Murder 15
The complete book online
ost certainly an ignorant hypothesis, nevertheless lucrative, is the idea of a universe without Gods. A heaven of nothing but troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere, and then vacuum.
I know that such a concept is preposterous, but still, let us ponder it for a moment. I'll try to make that moment as brief as the subject deserves.
The laws of Heaven and Hell, of good and bad, would not change the least - and here's why:
Yes. Could we only comply with the intentions of Heaven, without any trickery or selfishly twisted interpretations, then earth would soon become a place to be, not the least bit inferior to it.
We only have to read and utilize the guide properly, to arrive there shortly.
I believe it will happen. I pray it will.
What's best for the Gods, whether they exist or not, is best for men also.
Could we only comply with the intentions of Heaven, without any trickery or selfishly twisted interpretations - and history tells us that this is a most difficult task - then earth would soon become a place to be, not the least bit inferior to it.
Utopia. Wouldn't that be nice?
Strangely enough, some say not.
Like the Disney movie Fantasia, where the devil appears in fiery splendor, surrounded by hordes of naked men and women involved in quite intriguing perversions. The cinema house is filled with thunderous music.
The heavenly domain, on the other hand, is depicted by a serene line of grayish monks, walking through gloomy countryside, accompanied by sleepy music. Each of the identical little monks carries a candle, which doesn't help much against the spiritual gloom night of the scene.
But it's not.
Honestly - what could you expect from Walt Disney?
That's the catch. Just like a world of heroes and their martial quests, Hell makes better cinema. But that's its only advantage.
Heaven is something else.
Sometime, we've all had a taste of it. That, the Gods - the elusive ones - do grant us. One taste of Heaven and of sweet bliss.
Wherever and whenever it strikes us, we are stunned. The rest of our lives, no matter how long, will differ from what they were like before that moment.
One such taste should suffice, wouldn't you say, for ever more living in certainty of what to cherish and what not to.
Now also a Kindle ebook:
by Stefan Stenudd 2006, 2011
Paperback, 124 pages
My Fiction Books
Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.