I believe there are 2 very different paths that human beings can take in their lives -
1) They may choose to tend towards light: become increasingly aware, so conscious of everything that they dissapear into pure nothingness or a `no-mind' state, the exact opposite!
2) Spiral down into intense darkness and despair, a bottomless pit, a mind full of confusion.
Perhaps this is what our fore-fathers called `Heaven' and `Hell'? The different resulting states at the end of the path we consciously or unconsciously take?
Picture courtesy: Vasundhara Shankari Sellamuthu (Copyright)