What is heaven?

  • (noun): The abode of God and the angels.
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Heaven, the Heavens or Seven Heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, mythological, or metaphysical term for the physical or transcendent place from which heavenly beings (such as a God, angels, the jinn, and sky deities like King or Queen of Heaven, Heavenly Father, Heavenly Mother, Son of Heaven, heavenly saints or venerated ancestors) originate, are enthroned or inhabit. It is commonly believed that heavenly beings can descend to earth or incarnate and that earthly beings can ascend to Heaven in the afterlife or, in exceptional cases, enter Heaven alive.

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Fire From Heaven (comics)
... "Fire From Heaven" was a company-wide crossover event story arc published by Wildstorm comics in 1996 ... universe and, unlike many major crossovers of the time, Fire From Heaven had a lasting impact on many of the characters involved ...
Heaven (Bryan Adams Song) - Writing and Recording
... During that time, he and Jim Vallance co-wrote "Heaven", which was heavily inspired by the band's hit "Faithfully" ... Since the recording session for "Heaven" was running behind schedule, Adams called Journey drummer Steve Smith, who happened to be in New York at the time and he filled Curry's ... Adams was unconvinced that "Heaven" was suitable for Reckless, a feeling that was echoed by producer Jimmy Iovine, who was working with Adams at the time ...
... referred to through the phrase "Trishanku's heaven" ... Trishanku wished to ascend to heaven in his mortal body and requested his Guru Vasishta to perform the needful rites to achieve this goal ... laws of nature for someone with a mortal body to enter heaven ...
Silicon Heaven
... Silicon Heaven is an afterlife concept from the British science fiction comedy series Red Dwarf ... will believe that they will go to Silicon Heaven after a life of servitude to humanity ...

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Famous quotes containing the word heaven:

    ‘I feared, loved, hated, suffered, did and died,
    And if the spark with which Heaven lit my spirit
    Had been with purer nutriment supplied,
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    All places that the eye of heaven visits
    Are to a wise man ports and happy havens.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Who will remember happiness?
    I can recall that they are dead.
    I know that heaven cracked one day,
    And only God knows what they said.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)