The Ladder to Heaven

Do you know that there is a Ladder to Heaven?

For all to climb, be it man or woman

But we mustn't stop at step seven or eleven

We must go on till we reach our heaven


Many of us want to go to God

But we don't know the truth about our Lord

We just go to a temple, mosque, and church

Instead of going on a quest to search


The first step to God is Belief

For those who don't believe, how can they achieve?

There are some who are atheist or agnostic

A life without faith, they choose to pick


But the ones who believe, they take their first step

The Ladder to Heaven they start to inspect

They know without doubt that God exists

They believe and pray and their belief persists


There is not a day that they don't Pray

With folded hands they go to God and say

Not only to the Lord everything they tell

They also listen to Him, not just ring the bell



The third step on the Ladder is Faith

Without this one cannot reach heaven's gate

Faith is Full Assurance In The Heart

Our journey to God, it helps to start


The fourth step on the Ladder is Hope

Without Hope, how can anyone cope?

Those who believe in God they find

He is there when you reach the end of the rope


And then, the believers in God, they Trust

 It is Trust that forms their journey’s thrust

Trust is unconditional surrender to God

And always accepting the will of the Lord


After Belief, Prayer,Faith,Hope&Trust

What is it that stands out first?

It is Enthusiasm, that is step six

'Entheos', 'In God,' that gets our problems fixed


Then comes step seven, it's Love for God

We make it a priority, the Love for our Lord

To us, God is not someone who lives far away

Every moment that we live, with us He does stay


It is this Love that makes us seek

Our passion for God makes us climb the peak

Because we want God, we Go on a Quest

And whatever we believed, we put it to test



In our search for God we Contemplate

We spend time in Silence and for God we wait

We don't accept what the scriptures tell

And we find the truth about heaven and hell


Of course, there is Karma and we must do good

As we sow, we reap, we create our own food

But step ten on the Ladder is not to live after we die

But to learn, how to God our Soul must fly


Importance of a Guru is the Ladder's step eleven

For without a Mentor, how can we discover heaven?

A Guru takes us from darkness to light

And to Overcome Ignorance, he helps us fight


As we Overcome Ignorance and discover the myth

We climb step thirteen to Realize the Truth

We realize that we are not the ego, body, and mind

We are the Divine Soul, on realization we find


Realization is not the end of the game

There is a War within that can make us lame

 Unless we transcend our enemy – ME

From Mind and Ego, we must be free


Step fifteen on the Ladder is Liberation

Liberation only comes after Realization

Liberation, when alive, is from suffering being free

And from rebirth, to escape and with our Lord to be



The final step on the Ladder to Heaven

Comes after climbing sixteen steps, we reckon

 It is Unification of the Divine and our Soul

Which is our life's Ultimate Goal


Climbing this Ladder is the purpose of our life

Not just to live with misery, sorrow, and strife

For those who live on planet earth

They must face suffering birth after birth


Where are you on this Ladder, my dear?

Do you live with faith or do you live with fear?

Have you started on the Ladder to God?

The Ladder to Heaven will make you one with the Lord!



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