Q: Do bodies like ghosts and spirits exist? Number of stories is told on ghosts and spirits. Talismans, threads are tied in an attempt to ward off evils. Mantras are muttered to drive away the spirits. There are exorcists claiming similar action. Is it correct?
A: Really speaking, ghosts and spirits do not exist. What people say on the subject are just imaginary stories. Time has three dimensions, present, past, and future. Bhoot means past i.e., what is elapsed. A deceased does not exist anymore. He is counted to as belonging to the past (Bhoota). Therefore, Bhoot refers to the person who is dead and gone. There is nothing called pretha (spirit). A dead person is called as pretha ( pra+ ita) which would also mean as one who has already gone away. In other words Bhoot and pretha refer to that person who was there earlier but not now because he is dead. People who say that they have seen these ethereal bodies, normally also claim that they could be seen in night only. How? All phony things occur only in night. Whether these men claiming to have seen such unearthly bodies possess catty eyes or whether these airy bodies are made of radium type substance that could be seen only in dark is for anybody to guess. All the big and minute things in the world could be seen either with our naked eyes or thru specially made lenses. If Bhoots and Pretas were to be some sort of human bodies definitely they would have been visible or not visible at all. Fact however is, it is generally said to be seen by a person who normally suffers from deliriums or convulsions or whose mind is heavily influenced by stories of Bhoots and Pretas. Otherwise men who are sound, in body and mind do not claim for having seen them. As per principles of psychology when the manâ��s mind is subjected to certain bad influences (psychological trauma) he would be visualizing pictures of some weird objects and scenes. What is to be seriously pondered over here is that when a man is dead his body gets merged in the five elements of nature. And the soul takes a new body as per law of Karma. Then where is the question of Bhoot(ghost) or pretha? Wherefrom it can originate?
If it is said that Bhoot or prÃªt refers to the subtle body then it should be clarified that the soul cannot discharge any bodily functions without the medium of gross physical body. If, talisman, black threads, mumbo-jumbo, exorcism were capable of warding off diseases, then the ward of the men indulging in such spurious practices should never succumb to any disease? Is it so? Their children also die and so also they vanish one day. If mantras or mumbo-jumbo could cure men from diseases then where is the necessicity for Doctors and Hospitals? Funnily, the cat will be out of the bag when a person who is said to be possessed of spirit is confronted with a difficult problem. Person desirous of examining them should ask for a Veda Mantra from a person possessing such spirits in case he is a Hindu or he must be asked to recite versions of Koran in case he is a Muslim. If done, these tricksters stand thoroughly exposed. Further these fraudulent men employ some smart tricks here to fool the credulous. So when the common man is unable to understand these phenomenons they tend to think that they (men of spirits) are capable of controlling the spirits. Frankly speaking there are no spirits, but these thoughts keep nagging the weak and the doubting thamases. The truth however is, every person shall reap what he sows and there is no escape from this law. . The just God is present everywhere and his law that person is rewarded or punished as per his previous karma or sanskars stands unchanged.
I imagine this may have served best as a hub but since it's a forum question I'll endulge.
Spirits do exist. At the same time we are in a sphere where the elements can also be controlled through adversarial forces. These spirits that reportedly parade as ghosts are there to deceive. That's their purpose even if the "ghost" is said to be a good one. Truly sent spirits are not commissioned for the fun of it. They have a purpose or a message to convey. Ghosts are not spirits "stuck" between spheres as we all go to the realm of spirits upon death. The danger is in the minds of the deceived. For us in life it demeans and lowers the expectation of the purpose of that realm. This is the intended purpose of the Adversary and his hosts of unembodied imps. These are the spirits who parade as angels of light.
Yes, this should be a hub and you would be an excellent source to get it started. While perusing the HubPages paranormal site, I replied to a person (who appeared to be young and impressionable) that the entity she was conversing with was not her beloved grandfather, but was in fact a demon. I also advised her to cease communications as she could be in danger. It probably wasn't my place to make such a statement, as the girl wrote fondly of having long "talks" with what appeared to be her deceased grandfather. Nonetheless, I was genuinely concerned. I'm seeing a renewed interest in the paranormal especially via TV shows. But these are not ghosts people are watching. By the way, I have the gift of spiritual discernment, as does my youngest daughter, and I have great respect for that which is not known. I enjoy reading whatever you write as you are so eloquent.
I had a really freaky ghost spirit encounter as a teenager. It is a long long story but something that I will never forget. I never really believed until then.
This brings back memories as a child. I used to be petrified of the dark and occasionally I would wake to see an old woman sitting at the end of my bed. Before disappearing she would throw this horrible gunk which always got me in the eyes. I would wake up in the morning my eyes stuck together, and my mother would have to bathe them to reef them open. I swear this is true.
I had a witch chase me in dreams, but I got her with a water pistol I kept under my pillow and vaporised her!
Ever have the falling down a hole dream? I used to hate that nightmare!
LMAO Earnest at least you were like a hero armed with your pistol.
I was defenceless and so petrified I could never even find my arms.
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