The first stanza of the Tao Te Ching says (approx):
The Tao (God) which can be named is not the real Tao.
In other words, if you can describe it, it’s not the real thing because there are no words to describe “God”. You can see/experience God but there are no words for it. Also, once you “see” God, then you know, beyond any doubt, that everything is One. There is no separation. No you – and the world. No “God AND Man”, no “Science AND Religion” There is but One origin for everything. Everything is One.
Modern thinking is “dualistic”, everything is separate from everything else*, because almost no one “sees”, experiences Oneness. This modern world is about division and separation. Mankind is dividing and separating. Science is dividing and separating. Religion is dividing and separating. Politics is dividing and separating, A world that is all about dividing and separating. No one sees the Oneness. No one sees “God”.
Jesus: His disciples said to him, “When will the kingdom come?” Jesus said, “It will not come by expectation. They will not say, See here, or See there; but the kingdom of the Father is spread upon the earth and men do not see it.”
The Kingdom of Heaven, the presence of “God”, is right in front of you, and all around, but you don’t see it. “Seeing it” is what all religions are really about. Seeing with your own eyes that you are already living in the Kingdom of Heaven is what Jesus was really teaching, what Christianity, what all religion, is all about, although most have forgotten, or misunderstood the words. In Eastern religion the experience is called enlightenment, or satori. Christianity is about enlightenment, just like the Eastern religions. The biblical expression “To Enter the Kingdom of Heaven” means to experience enlightenment/Oneness.
Jesus said, “If your leaders say to you, ‘Look, the (Father’s) kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is within you and all around you.”
Very clear isn’t it?
You, John or Jane Doe, get only this one life. When it’s over, it’s over forever. There is no heavenly palace where Jesus awaits your arrival on the heavenly red carpet. You are in the Kingdom already. You, as man or woman have reached creations highest level. You ARE “God”, manifested in human form. You traveled all the way from the infinite world to reach human status on this beautiful planet, a journey that took billions, maybe trillions of years. But there is one more step… The step that reveals the REAL truth, and who you really are. The step where you see with your own eyes that you are already in the Kingdom of Heaven. You will then know, beyond doubt, that your origin is infinity, and that you are infinite, everlasting. That is the meaning of the Biblical expression “Everlasting Life”. A modern way of saying “to have everlasting life” would be “to know you are infinity”. You are a part of God, the creator, manifested in human form, God is eternal, and therefore you are eternal.
* This is the hidden meaning of the Garden of Eden story. The world of Oneness, enlightenment (The garden of Eden, the Absolute World) became a world of “twoness” (good and evil – the Relative World).