Between heaven and earth

A place between heaven and earth.


21. The religions warn of a place between heaven and earth: What that place might be is any body’s guess whether it be a purgatory as some of the Christians and Sabeans believe or a luminous space of the Zoroastrians or serve some other function is not explained to us, but the religions definitely tell us there is a place between heaven and earth. Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: 1 Chronicles: 21:16 “And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of The LORD stand between the earth and the heaven.” Ezekiel: 8:3 “The spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Luke: 16:26 “Between us and you there is a great gulf fixed.” In the Holy Bible this space between heaven and earth is less defined, but in all the other religions that place, space or whatever else it might be, is more clearly delineated.

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 85. “We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming when this will be manifest. So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 15)

Islamic symbol-5pix 6. “To Him (Allah/God) belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 20)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 16. “What is the one recital of the praise of Holiness that is worth all that is between the earth and the heavens, and this earth, and that luminous space, and all the good things made by Mazda (God) as are the offspring of the good principle in greatness, goodness, and fairness?

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta Fragments)

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “We worship this earth; we worship those heavens; We worship those good things that stand between the earth and the heavens and that are worthy of sacrifice and prayer and are to be worshiped by the faithful man.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 13. “And out of those two halves He (Brahma/Vishnu/God) formed heaven and earth, between them the middle sphere.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 1)

Hindu symbol 5-pix 3. “He filled the heaven and earth and all between them.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 10)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pixBUDDHISM: “It neither goes, nor comes, it is to be found neither in the interior, nor in exterior, nor in the space intervening between.” (Buddha, Sixth Patriarch)

Mandaean symbol-15pixSABEANISM: “The soul flieth and travelleth on until she reacheth spirits of Purgatory. The spirits of Purgatory abased their heads And the soul passed the purgatory-spirits by. The soul flieth and goeth (between heaven and earth).” (Sabeanism, Ginza-Rba chapter 73)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION:God shineth resplendent above His creatures and through the power of His behest standeth supreme over all that dwell in the kingdoms of heaven and earth and in whatever lieth between them. Verily He is potent over all created things.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 31)

The shrine10 pix “HE is God, no God is there but Him, the Almighty, the Best Beloved. All that are in the heavens and on the earth and whatever lieth between them are His. Verily He is the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 6)

The shrine10 pix “He is the One Whose grace hath encompassed all that are in the heavens, on earth or elsewhere, and everyone abideth by His behest.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 166)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “And He bade Me lift up My voice between earth and heaven, and for this there befell Me what hath caused the tears of every man of understanding to flow.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 11)

the greatest name 8 pix“Have they not considered within themselves that God hath not created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them but for a serious end?”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 117)

the greatest name 8 pix“The heavenly Spirit shall descend upon him in the daytime and in the night season, shall graciously assist him to glorify the Name of his Lord and suffer him to unloose his tongue and uphold with his words the Cause of his Lord, the Merciful, the Compassionate. And none can ever achieve this except he who hath purged his heart from whatsoever is created between heaven and earth, and hath entirely detached himself from all but God, the sovereign Lord, the Almighty, the Gracious.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 181)