Heaven’s Entrance|ورودی بهشت


“94th story”

First published: June.06.2019

 

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A man was riding on his horse and his dog was following them. The weather was cloudy, and getting darker.

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Suddenly, a loud thunder stroked and killed the man, his horse, and dog.

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The man didn’t notice that he died and continued riding with his two animals. The dark sky had turned into a beautiful blue one and stunning hills were along their way.

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They all were getting tired and thirsty. On the way, he saw a huge gold-gated entrance with a golden floor and a beautiful fountain in the middle.

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He looked at the guard and asked: “What is this beautiful place?”

The guard replied: “It’s heaven.”

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He said: “Oh thank God, we are thirsty and tired.”

The guard said: “You can get in and drink water but I am very sorry, your dog and horse aren’t allowed to enter.”

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He got very disappointed and said: “I would never drink water when I know my horse and dog are as thirsty as I am.”

He continued to walk elsewhere with his precious animals.

After a while, they got to a farm with an old entrance with a dirt path full of trees on both sides of the road.

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He saw a man sleeping under a tree and his face was covered with a hat.

The rider asked politely: “Good day sir.  We are very thirsty, is there any water for me and my horse and dog?”

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The man replied: “There is a fountain between those stones. Feel free to drink as much as you and your animals want.”

They drank water and came to thank the man.

The rider asked: “What is this place named?”

The man said: “Heaven.”

He said: “But there was a huge golden gate. They said it was heaven!!!”

The man replied: “That was hell.”

He said: “But they are abusing heaven’s name!”

The man said: “No, they are helping us realize those who care about animals and all creatures, and send them directly to heaven.”

“Paulo Coelho”

Dear friends; 

Don’t forget to read my books.<3<3<3

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Categories: bedtime story, fable, folk tale, moral, parableTags: , , , ,

110 comments

  1. Very sweet fable. I agree, that a heaven that does not accept animals is not really a heaven.

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  2. Beautiful story with moral. Loved it.

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  3. A brilliant little story. But of course, we should have known it was hell if it was gated in gold.

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  4. I have always liked this parable. Never knew whose it was though. Thank you.

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  5. I loved the story and I believe that who ever take care of animals and help them would go to heaven.

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  6. Reblogged this on lampmagician and commented:
    Lovely and wonderful ❤❤

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  7. love this story Laleh………God loves all creatures 🙂

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  8. We make our heaven…or hell 🙂

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  9. Thank you for visiting JanBeek and leaving your calling card so I could find you. I have heard this Heaven/Hell message before, but not as beautifully told as you just did. I want to check out your book. Thank you for attaching the link to it! Have a blessed day!

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  10. The most wonderful, inspiring story I’ve read today. Ma’am thank you so much for sharing this great story. 💝💝

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  11. Love it! Human life is not at the center of the universe, even if we act like it.

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  12. 💚💚💚

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  13. Another engrossing story, filled with the wisdom of the gods. We humans fool ourselves in thinking that this life is all about us.

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  14. Such a beautiful story. Thank you!

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  15. Hi Laleh, you must be getting tired of getting nominated, 😉 but I nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award.

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  16. Nice presentation,,

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  17. Wonderful!
    The way you distinguished between heaven & hell is amazing.
    Hell is for fulfilling your immidiate desires that makes you selfish. But heaven ask to you Walk on a just path and carrying each specie with you.

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  18. Chapeau a toi et Coelho

    shera 🌹

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  19. It certainly shows your true character in a situation like that if you truly care for man and animals, or whether selfish desires will override. x

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  20. What a beautiful story – ❤️

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  21. Love the story…nice message 😊❤

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  22. You look Japanese rather Iranian,, lol

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  23. 😀😀

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  24. Laleh we love your blog the fables and stories dive in to the simple wisdom not often found today and I admire your sincere curtesy in taking the time to respond to all of your commenters.

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  25. What a beautiful story… With a valuable lesson… Ma’am

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  26. Such a heart warming tale by Paulo Coelho! And the beautiful illustrations made it all the more interesting.
    This year in August I would be going to Book fare and will remember to get “Climbing Over Grit” from there.

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  27. Sweet take! I always enjoy your sharing of stories such as this. God cares for all of His creation.

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  28. Oooh, this so beautiful!

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  29. Bravo! You have a talent for using the simplest stories to teach profound lessons, Laleh. ❤

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  30. sole soul
    which who has it
    i know not
    shot to tell
    a dog died
    and we know why
    and we joke of his ghost
    why?
    cos we miss him
    and hate each other is why

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  31. This is a lovely story and of course I agree that those who love animals are the ones to find heaven even while they are here on earth. 💕

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  32. This is a marvellous and wise story. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. tender hearted message always Laleh!💖💖

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