Ancestors, ancestor worship or ancestor veneration

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  1. dranjesh profile image41
    dranjeshposted 10 years ago

    Dear all,

    No one ever wants to lead a life full of distress, but a happy and problem free life.  One of the most common types of spiritual problems preventing us from leading a blissful life are problems caused by our departed ancestors.

    Spiritual research indicates 80% problems in life are such whose root cause is difficult to be identified.

    People also worship ancestors at many places. BUT can departed ancestors intercede for us with God or deities?

    This is rarely the case. In some cases a subtle body in the region of Heaven or the Nether region (Bhuvaloka) can intercede on behalf of their ancestors with lower level deities in the region of Heaven. This happens by exchanging some merits they have earned to get something on Earth. However lower level deities also have limited amount of power and can only help out in smaller things. In most cases lower level deities expect something in return for the favours they give out. If someone has done a lot of spiritual practice then can also ask for boons from Higher level deities. However in this their spiritual practice is used up.

    If neglected or not worshiped can ancestors cause us problems?

    From a spiritual perspective neglected means not doing the requisite rituals or spiritual practice to help ancestors in the afterlife. If the correct rituals are not done departed ancestors can trouble their descendents.

    These are some very basic things about ancestors. If any one would like to explain more details, it will be of great help to many in distress.

    Regards
    Dr. Anjesh

    1. SparklingJewel profile image75
      SparklingJewelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have a pretty good handle on the spiritual realms, too. From my perspective, one of the biggest problems is that too many people focus on communicating with the dead. The disembodied souls need to move on to higher realms by our prayers for them to do so.

      We must pray to the angels and God's helpers in the higher realms to find and raise up the souls lost or stuck in the lower realms...leave it up to God and God's helpers to help the dead, not human superstition and the worship of the dead, that keeps them and us bound to the earth realms.

      I think we are saying some similar things...but not all. smile

      a short, but I hope, clear point

      1. dranjesh profile image41
        dranjeshposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Dear friend,

        I appreciate your sincere reply. Definitely we have similar things to say. But dear friend, a website on spiritual research says what i have tried to compile and they have many case studies for this too..

        I agree with what you said.. we must pray for the departed so that they can move ahead. But dear friend, not all can have a capacity to think so and more to do so. Hence, such are the ones whose departed ancestors are in distress and want them to do something for them...

        What do you think about this..

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          This is untrue.

          We do not need to pray for the departed so they can move ahead. Life is for the living, and I do not agree with making money from this in this fashion.You are merely preying (sic) on people's ignorance and superstitions.

          I have flagged your hubs as duplicate content.

          1. dranjesh profile image41
            dranjeshposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Dear friend,

            you have all right to flag anyones hub u feel.. and i wont react to it.

            But for your information, this money business might be done by others who are hungry for it. I am a voluntary homoeopath and have experienced good results with what i have written and hence wanted to share. I DONT CHARGE FOR MY SPIRITUAL CONSULTATIONS.

            with due regards,
            Dr. Anjesh

        2. SparklingJewel profile image75
          SparklingJewelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          My response is as I said previously, to teach those alive to pray to  God and God's Helpers of highest Light to help those dead ancestors move into higher realms.

          Everyone has their path...this is mine big_smile and that is yours big_smile !

          Blessings

  2. weblog profile image56
    weblogposted 10 years ago

    mad

    1. SparklingJewel profile image75
      SparklingJewelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You crack me up !!! big_smilebig_smilebig_smile    With your profile picture and your smiley and similar ones in other posts !

      Join in and make a comment...  respectfully, of course ! smile

      1. weblog profile image56
        weblogposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        What's your problem? I was never disrespectful nor offending you anywhere. A simple smiley can express our feelings too. I feel you are overreacting to me smile

        And, Don't look at my profile picture if it disturbs you in some way lol

        [ EDIT: SparklingJewel - This thread was in hubbers hangout forum when I posted my previous (mad) message. Otherwise I have nothing to talk on This Topic in Religion Forum. You may go ahead with your valuable comments and discussions. I won't interfere at all big_smile ]

        1. SparklingJewel profile image75
          SparklingJewelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I am sorry...you miss understand...I thought your response was funny, and wasn't sure what your feelings were. But with genuine consideration for your feelings I was inviting you to join in. smile

          We don't know each other and so misunderstandings can/did occur. I apologize for my part.

          1. weblog profile image56
            weblogposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Oh I'm sorry SJ...I have to admit my lack of english knowledge here for this misunderstanding.

            Anyway, it's nice that you took effort to explain it to me. Thanks a lot smile

 
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