Q. Can’t people go to Heaven without believing in God?

A. It depends on how Believe in Godis interpreted. If it is interpreted as realise what God is, the answer is No. You should know that believing in God is realising what God is, which means no other than going to Heaven. This is referred to as enlightenment in Buddhism. Then, the statement people cant go to Heaven without believing in Godmakes sense.


However, if it is interpreted as worshipping something, or someone that we imagine as almighty, then we are deluded by the illusion of God. This is contrary to the teaching of Christianity. For instance, John 14:20 in the Bible says, I am in you and you are in meand one of the Commandments says,You shall not make idols.To realise that God is one with us is to believe in God, which is to go to Heaven.
Student: How can I go to Heaven?
Master: Realise that you are one with God by removing the illusion of God.

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