“Those situated in the mode of goodness gradually go upward to the higher planets; those in the mode of passion live on the earthly planets; and those in the mode of ignorance go down to the hellish worlds.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 14.18)
Friend1: Okay, I know you don’t like when I do this, but I’m going to proceed nonetheless.
Friend2: Ask a silly question?
Friend1: Bring up something in the news.
Friend1: A leader of a particular religious institution said that there is no such thing as hell.
Friend2: This was part of a sermon or something?
Friend1: A leak of an off-the-record conversation.
Friend2: Let me guess. Their explanation afterwards was something like, “That wasn’t me.” They tried to walk it back.
Friend1: I think the institution did it for them. Again, they can rely on the casual conversation part…
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