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There Is No Back Door to Paradise - a Humble Offering to Chitrangada Sharan!

Updated on September 16, 2019
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Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.

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God dwells within me as My Self.

— Sean Dragon

A Common Question

One of the most common questions my students ask me is this one:

"I don't want to spend my life living in vain! What should I do?"

My answer is always the same:

"Fill your Heart with Love until there is no room for anything else. Then, you not only will have a meaningful life, but you will also live it in Paradise!"

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Memories of Paradise

When God, our Father, created us, He gave to each one of us a wonderful gift. He placed Paradise at the core of our existence, giving us the opportunity and blessing to live in it. But, unfortunately, we locked Paradise's door, and we threw the key away. Eventually, we have even forgotten its existence because we have been burying its memory under tons of material passions, selfishness and illusions since then.

Fortunately, however, there is a beautiful light still coming out of this Paradise. There are colours, fragrances and Angels' melodies, that transcend all this junk and reach our souls. Awakening memories of our origins and forcing us to look again for the door or some entrance. But as a result of our desperate need of going back and while we have learned to live in the easy way of minimal effort, we look for a back door to Paradise!

But there is no back door to Paradise. There is only one entrance, and the key we have thrown away, and we need to find again, is Love. Therefore, we have to walk the long way back to this Inner Entrance.

We cannot bring our wings into this earthly world. But we can spring them up again with a life which chooses Love in any decision.

— Sean Dragon
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Love Is the Key

Let us start by taking the first small steps, bringing back to our lives understanding, tolerance, mutual aid, respect, kindness, selfless giving. So, step by step, we will be able to achieve victory over selfishness which is the great obstacle in our way. Then we will hold the key in our hand again. Love will become the compass, the path and the key at the same time.

It will not be an easy path. No, the road will be long and difficult. But the good news is that Paradise will be forever within us, in the centre of our Heart, where the Creator of Love has placed it. It is the rightful inheritance of our Divine Soul. Therefore, we cannot lose it! We have only to make the first step and chose Love over everything else! Love will bring us back Home!

With Love as a compass, I am returning to my Home, to His embrace which is waiting for me.

— Sean Dragon

About Chitrangada Sharan

I am a blessed man! In so many ways! Having the opportunity to publish my humble work on HubPages was and still is one of these blessings because I have the fortune to communicate with beautiful people.

I am an optimistic human being -I had a student once who used to call me Mr Positive! Therefore, I have always believed that many good people around the world are - consciously or unconsciously- working for the benefit of Love and Virtue.

Now that I have found this Community of all you, I am sure! Because I have discovered so many people here, who are constantly trying to add positive energy to this world which desperately needs it.

When you offer Love to chaos, chaos becomes Creation!

— Sean Dragon

My dear Sister, Chitrangada, is such one luminous Soul! I know her only through his excellent writings and her beautiful photos but in my mind is a Heart which is radiating Love and Positivity to this world! And I love her smile on her profile picture, it is so warm and sincere!

My dear Sister, thank you for this smile! Thank you for the Light of your work! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words which you are ever willing to gift to all of us! I hope my humble offer to honour your Heart! You and your family are always in my prayers!

Love starts from one, and then She spreads to the world! Be that one.

— Sean Dragon

© 2019 Ioannis Arvanitis

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    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear brother, Tim! Thank you so much for your amazing words! They give me strength because I know they come from your Heart! Your flame is my partner too. Gratitude!

      Together we stand, divided we fall!

      Sean

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      Tim Truzy 

      3 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Wonderful work, Sean. When a single flame joins with other flames, a fire consumes and purifies. Such is the light of your work and the beautiful soul that is Chitrangada Sharan. Mr. Positive is befitting of you because I have yet to read your work and not fill recharged to carry the flames of love in my heart. Blessings brother.

      Respect and admiration.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! My dear Sister, Dora, thank you for your beautiful words! They give strength to my Heart. I have failed Him many times, and I will fail Him again, of that I'm sure. But I trust His Love for me because this Love has been filling my life with miracles since the first day I fell down on my knees and prayed with my Heart. And if He is doing this for me I know that can do it for everyone! That's why I am Mr Positive!

      Gratitude, Love and prayers for you!

      Sean

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Yes, Sean. Embracing the name, Mr. Positive is a good thing. I like your answer to your students and especially your affirmation that "Paradise will be forever within us, in the centre of our Heart. Both you and Chitrangada are humble, angelic, light-bearing souls!

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Curtis Mayfield, a fine musician and a wonderful human being.

      "Never too much love, too much love

      Never in this world will there be too much love."

      Of course, I know the song, my dear sister Linda! It was one of my favourites. The song is from early '60, and I was born at '68, but it was playing on the radio here in Greece all seventies and later. I have always wanted to prove it wrong! Ha! Ha! And I believe our sister Chitrangada tries too! Thank you for your excellent (for one more time) feedback! You know how I Love you!

      You are always in my prayers!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      What beautiful Lovefest we have here indeed, my brother Eric! That's my intention ... every offering to a fellow writer to become a feast of Love praising her or his luminous Heart!

      You always are a co-organiser!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Peggy! Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you liked my offering to Chitrangada! Indeed she shares Light with her work. Honoured by your visit.

      Hearts full of Love, that's what our world needs!

      Sean

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      Linda Lum 

      3 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Sean, there's a song from the 1960s, "Never Too Much Love" (yes, I know before your time). Chitrangada is the embodiment of that phrase. Thank you for creating this tribute to her.

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      This is such a lovely tribute to a beautiful soul, that of Chitrangada. She shares so much beauty with us through her photography and her words. It is such a pleasure getting to know people like her and many others via this site. I really liked this inspiring piece. Thanks!

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sure I reckon the skeptics of the day think this goofy. (thank you Greece for that concept)

      But this is a love fest. And from all around the world - WOW!

      Thank you Chitrangada for the inspiration and Sean for showing us the light.

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Pamela! Thank you for your uplifting and beautiful comment! I am honoured! I so much agree with you. You either live in Love, or you don't live at all!

      Blessings to your luminous Heart!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, my dear Shaloo! You, like Chitrangada, deserve the best too for your good work! Gratitude!

      I wish you Light and Love!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      One more epic comment from you, my dear brother, Eric! You also are one of the best gifts life has offered me lately! Gratitude!

      Prayers for my epic Eric!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear brother, Bill, your comment is the best evidence of why I say you are the best teacher for all us. And the magic is that you don't even try to be! Thank you for being my friend. It s one of the best gifts life has given me lately.

      A Heart radiating Love is a real treasure for all!

      Sean

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Sister, Chitrangada, I thank God every day because I know that He had planted a seed of Kindness and Light into the Heart of every being. But I know that this seed needs some help and nutriment for being able to grow. Praising one person's virtues and kind acts is one of the best nutriments for the Soul. It helps Soul to become "addicted" to kindness! I use this method to my students and is the reason for these offerings to all my good fellow writers here on HP. To all these lovely people who indeed help each other -and the world too- to lift a little higher! You are one of them, and you deserve the best I can offer you! I am glad you liked my gift! Thank you for your exceptional comment!

      Happiness grows fast when you share it!

      Sean

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      3 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Yes, my sweet Li-Jen, Love is the best teacher and always has something new to offer us! Thank you so much for your kind words, but no, I am not a wise man. Like my brother Bill says, I just live Love and let the rest sort itself out. So it's Love's wisdom, not mine! Gratitude!

      I wish you to find the path of your Heart!

      Sean

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I think your attribute to Chitrangada Sharan is lovely and she is a delight. I have been called that glass half full girl. I think we have a choce in life. We can choose misery, but it feels awful, so live in love. Your well-written article spells this out very clearly.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      4 weeks ago from India

      A beautiful tribute to an amazing person!

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Your words here are divine. I like the way you came at this from a different direction. This is inspirational and a needed reminder. Too much in my head these days - need to get back to the heart.

      Grace is a word about Chitrangada. Grace from God shared through her quality of human grace. Dignity with love.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely offering to Chitrangada Sharan. Living life in vain? I'm not sure how one does that. :) I live love and let the rest sort itself out.

      Blessings always

      bill

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Sean, for this wonderful article and for mentioning my name here. I am deeply humbled and please accept my heartfelt gratitude for this kind gesture.

      Your wonderful thoughts are beautifully presented here. I agree with you that love and kindness is the answer, to most of our Worldly problems. If we try to spread love and happiness to our fellow human beings, we feel true happiness within our heart.

      I also feel blessed to have found you, on HubPages. I truly cherish the friendship of my fellow writers, here on HubPages. There is a connection with all my writer friends, although I have not met them in person. But, it seems that we all know and understand each other so well.

      I wish this to continue forever, as it has definitely helped all of us, to uplift each other, in times of distress, to celebrate, in the times of happiness, to remain positive, in testing times.

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful article and thanks to all the fellow writers, for their kind words.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi Sean. There is always something new to learn about Love. Touching tribute to Chitrangada, I know the HubPages community is reputable. Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

    • Sean Dragon profile imageAUTHOR

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Oh! You are faster than lightning, my brother, John! Thank you for being always here to encourage my efforts! I am blessed to know you! I send my love to Australia. I believe Spring is coming down there (or up there ... who knows?)!

      Peace and Love to all your family!

      Sean

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      A worthy tribute to one of my favourite people here, Chitrangada. She is a valued member of Hub Pages and well-deserving of this humble offering. Well done, my brother Sean.

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