Danusha V. Goska’s review of 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life
Part 1: The Parable of the Long Spoons
Recently while reading I found a venerable chinese proverb that reminded me of the our team here at MHS :. A very old man knew that hew was going to die very soon. Before he died he wanted to know what heaven and hell were like, so he visited the wise man in his village. The two men walked down a long path until they came to a large house. The wise man took the old man inside, and there they found a large dining room with enormous table covered with every kind of food imaginable.
The allegory of the long spoons is a parable that shows the difference between heaven and hell by means of people forced to eat with long spoons. It is attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok , as well as other sources. The story can encourage people to be kind to each other. There are various interpretations of the fable including its use in sermons and in advice to lonely people. The story suggests that people have the opportunity to use what they are given the long spoons in this allegory to help nourish each other, but the problem, as Haim points out, lies in how the people treat each other.
Over a shared meal, read The Parable of the Long Spoons aloud with a group of your peers, then follow the instructions below. An old woman is nearing the end of her life. As she closes her eyes one night, she sees a bright light and is transported to another realm. What I saw there confounded me. There was a dining hall filled with rows of tables, each table teaming with a magnificent feast.
If we are to end our own suffering, we need to start by seeking to help and allow ourselves to be helped.
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