“What we have to understand here is that human beings are not discrete, individual entities, contrary to the free enterprise myth that people are competitive, individualistic, private entities. What people actually are are social creatures, very much dependent on one another and very much programmed to cooperate with one another when the circumstances are right.” […]
“In the Buddhists’ psychology, there are a number of realms that human beings cycle through, all of us. One is the human realm, which is our ordinary selves. The hell realm is that of unbearable rage, fear, you know, these emotions that are difficult to handle.”
— Dr. Gabor Maté, from an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, by way of AlterNet.
And heaven, of course, is the state of peaceful and compassionate awareness.