Luke 17:20 – And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come,
he answered them and said, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall
they say, ‘Lo here! or, lo there!’ for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
Jesus also said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Light. No one comes to the father except through me.” This means he IS the way, he IS truth, he IS the light. This means he was a manifestation of these – thus, the only way to heaven (zen, enlightenment, whatever you want to call it – I call it one’s nature) is through truth, through light.
My point – Truth is within. ANYONE can be a manifestation of truth, NOT JUST JESUS. In reality, we are each a manifestation of truth, thus heaven is within.
Nature – The true "heaven" (enlightenment) within?