Thread: [Discussion] What is hell?
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Old August 21st, 2012 (12:17 PM).
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The concept of "Hell" was taught to me as a spatial destination where various kinds of torture, via material instruments such as fire, takes place. That seems to be the mental image that pops up in most people's minds, where I live anyway. Personally, I find that description difficult to accept. I've been exploring Zen Buddhism and Eastern Orthodox Catholicism, and although I adhere to neither, I believe in the mutual teachings that we are inseparable from oneness. It is taught in the East that hell is the experience of God's presence depending on your spiritual state. A friend of mine who's versed with the subject explained it like, those who have rejected love will be eternally pervaded with the potent love of God, and to them it will excruciatingly burn. An interesting perspective and one I can perceive logically, given my personal beliefs about the soul/body/mind. Anyway, I suppose until 'the end' Hell is nothing but a concept to man.
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