Psalm Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. New International Version At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
New Living Translation For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven. English Standard Version For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. Berean Study Bible In the resurrection, people will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like the angels in heaven. Berean Literal Bible For in the resurrection, neither do they marry, nor are given in marriage, but they are like angels in heaven.
New American Standard Bible "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. New King James Version For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. King James Bible For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Christian Standard Bible For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage but are like angels in heaven. Contemporary English Version When God raises people to life, they won't marry.
They will be like the angels in heaven. However, their stay in heaven is not eternal—eventually they will use up their good karma and will undergo rebirth into another realm, as a human, animal or other being. Because heaven is temporary and part of samsara , Buddhists focus more on escaping the cycle of rebirth and reaching enlightenment nirvana. Nirvana is not a heaven but a mental state. According to Buddhist cosmology the universe is impermanent and beings transmigrate through a number of existential "planes" in which this human world is only one "realm" or "path".
According to Jan Chozen Bays in her book, Jizo: Guardian of Children, Travelers, and Other Voyagers , the realm of the asura is a later refinement of the heavenly realm and was inserted between the human realm and the heavens. In the Mahayana world view, there are also pure lands which lie outside this continuum and are created by the Buddhas upon attaining enlightenment. Rebirth in the pure land of Amitabha is seen as an assurance of Buddhahood, for once reborn there, beings do not fall back into cyclical existence unless they choose to do so to save other beings, the goal of Buddhism being the obtainment of enlightenment and freeing oneself and others from the birth—death cycle.
The Tibetan word Bardo means literally " intermediate state ".
What is heaven like & where is heaven?
The heaven of devas "with power over others' creations". These devas do not create pleasing forms that they desire for themselves, but their desires are fulfilled by the acts of other devas who wish for their favor. The world of devas "delighting in their creations". The devas of this world are capable of making any appearance to please themselves. The world of the "joyful" devas. This world is best known for being the world in which a Bodhisattva lives before being reborn in the world of humans. The ruler of this heaven is Indra or Shakra, and the realm is also called Trayatrimia.
Ajita the Licchavi army general was reborn here. Any Buddhist reborn in this realm can outshine any of the previously dwelling denizens because of the extra merit acquired for following the Buddha's teachings.
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The heaven "of the Four Great Kings". The Heaven of the Four Kings Those with no interest in deviant sexual activity and so develop a purity and produce light. When their life ends, they draw near the sun and moon and are among those born in the Heaven of the Four Kings. Master Ou Yi Zhixu  explains that the Shurangama sutra only emphasized on avoiding deviant sexual desire, but one would naturally also need to avoid killing and abide by the 10 good conducts to be born in this heaven.
The Trayastrimsha Heaven Those whose sexual love for their wives is slight, but who have not yet obtained the entire flavor of dwelling in purity, transcend the light of sun and moon at the end of their lives, and reside at the summit of the human realm. They are among those born in the Trayastrimsha Heaven. These beings have their own light, and they are among those born in the Suyama Heaven. The Tushita Heaven Those who are quiet all the time, but who are not yet able to resist when stimulated by contact, ascend at the end of their lives to a subtle and ethereal place; they will not be drawn into the lower realms.
The destruction of the realms of humans and gods and the obliteration of kalpas by the three disasters will not reach them, for they are among those born in the Tushita Heaven. The Heaven of Bliss by Transformation Those who are devoid of desire, but who will engage in it for the sake of their partner, even though the flavor of doing so is like the flavor of chewing wax, are born at the end of their lives in a place of transcending transformations.
They are among those born in the Heaven of Bliss by Transformation. Those who flow to these levels will not be oppressed by any suffering or affliction. Although they have not developed proper samadhi, their minds are pure to the point that they are not moved by outflows. Those in the world who cultivate their minds but do not avail themselves of dhyana and so have no wisdom, can only control their bodies so as to not engage in sexual desire.
Whether walking or sitting, or in their thoughts, they are totally devoid of it. Since they do not give rise to defiling love, they do not remain in the realm of desire. These people can, in response to their thought, take on the bodies of Brahma beings. They are among those in the Heaven of the Multitudes of Brahma.
Those whose hearts of desire have already been cast aside, the mind apart from desire manifests. They have a fond regard for the rules of discipline and delight in being in accord with them. These people can practice the Brahma virtue at all times, and they are among those in the Heaven of the Ministers of Brahma.
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Those whose bodies and minds are wonderfully perfect, and whose awesome deportment is not in the least deficient, are pure in the prohibitive precepts and have a thorough understanding of them as well. At all times these people can govern the Brahma multitudes as great Brahma lords, and they are among those in the Great Brahma Heaven.
Those who flow to these levels will not be oppressed by worries or vexations. Although they have not developed proper samadhi, their minds are pure to the point that they have subdued their coarser outflows. Those beyond the Brahma heavens gather in and govern the Brahma beings, for their Brahma conduct is perfect and fulfilled.
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Unmoving and with settled minds, they produce light in profound stillness, and they are among those in the Heaven of Lesser Light. Those whose lights illumine each other in an endless dazzling blaze shine throughout the realms of the ten directions so that everything becomes like crystal. They are among those in the Heaven of Limitless Light.
Those who take in and hold the light to perfection accomplish the substance of the teaching. Creating and transforming the purity into endless responses and functions, they are among those in the Light-Sound Heaven. The heavenly beings for whom the perfection of light has become sound and who further open out the sound to disclose its wonder discover a subtler level of practice. They penetrate to the bliss of still extinction and are among those in the Heaven of Lesser Purity. Those in whom the emptiness of purity manifests are led to discover its boundlessness.
Their bodies and minds experience light ease, and they accomplish the bliss of still extinction. They are among those in the Heaven of Limitless Purity.
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Those for whom the world, the body, and the mind are all perfectly pure have accomplished the virtue of purity, and a superior level emerges. They return to the bliss of still extinction, and they are among those in the Heaven of Pervasive Purity. Attaining heaven is not the final pursuit in Hinduism as heaven itself is ephemeral and related to physical body. Only being tied by the bhoot-tatvas, heaven cannot be perfect either and is just another name for pleasurable and mundane material life.
According to Hindu cosmology , above the earthly plane, are other planes: 1 Bhuva Loka , 2 Swarga Loka, meaning Good Kingdom, is the general name for heaven in Hinduism, a heavenly paradise of pleasure, where most of the Hindu Devatas Deva reside along with the king of Devas, Indra, and beatified mortals.
Since heavenly abodes are also tied to the cycle of birth and death, any dweller of heaven or hell will again be recycled to a different plane and in a different form per the karma and "maya" i. This cycle is broken only by self-realization by the Jivatma. This self-realization is Moksha Turiya, Kaivalya. The concept of moksha is unique to Hinduism and is unparalleled.