The term 'ghost' generically refers to various types of subtle (invisible) bodies such as demons, devils, witches, etc. who have the intention of harming others. The Spiritual Science Research Foundation has undertaken extensive research on ghosts in order to demystify this widespread phenomenon and help people in recognizing and treating the adverse effects caused by ghosts through proven methodology according to the Spiritual science.
Ghosts (demons, devils, spirits) though neither visible to the gross eye, nor perceived by the other sense organs, mind and intellect are factors that affect all mankind. The manifestations of distress due to ghosts can be from a person displaying uncharacteristic behavior to erratic display of violence, addictions, various physical and psychological illnesses, family problems, business problems, etc.
1. Ghost characteristics
- Ghosts (demons, devils, spirits) are subtle (invisible) bodies
- Ghosts belong to the nether region or one of the seven regions of hell but are found on Earth region too
- Ghosts (demons, devils, spirits) do not exist in the positive planes of the universe ie heaven
- Ghosts (demons, devils, spirits) have unfulfilled desires such as cravings for sex, alcohol (things that they can only experience through a physical body), revenge, etc
- Ghosts (demons, devils, spirits) derive pleasure out of exerting control over and tormenting humans
- The general aim of ghosts is spreading unrighteousness and consequent turbulent havoc in society
2. Who can become a ghost?
People who have died with unfulfilled desires, personality defects, negative impressions in the mind, high ego, who have harmed others and / or have the basic nature of harming others. Most importantly people who have not done spiritual practice according to the basic principles of Spirituality while alive are likely to become ghosts in their afterlife.
3. What is the meaning of being 'affected by ghosts'?
Being affected by ghosts (demons, devils, spirits, etc.) is when the physical, mental, intellectual or spiritual functioning of a person or any combination thereof is affected or altered by the ghosts entirely through the use of ghosts' black energy without direct intervention by the ghosts. Consequently, there is no direct controlling of the mind and intellect of the affected person.
However the ghost affects that aspect of the person, which is most conducive to achieving its objective; either of troubling that person, fulfilling its own desire, or preventing spiritual practice, etc.
4. What is demonic possession?
Demonic possession is when ghosts (demons, devils, spirits, etc.) control the mind (emotions, thoughts) and intellect (decision making ability) of a person. As a result, they also control the person's actions.
In a possession, ghost (demon, devil, spirit) is actively involved in controlling the mind and intellect as a means to harm the person. In almost all cases, the person possessed does not know that he / she is possessed, until it manifests in a dramatic way as shown in the Hollywood movie 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose'.
5. Spiritual strength wins
In the subtle realms of our existence, spiritual strength is the most important currency. Out of the person targeted for attack and the attacking ghost, whoever is spiritually stronger wins. If the ghost has more spiritual strength than the person to be attacked, then the ghost can affect or possess the person at will. If a person has a higher spiritual level, his defense against a ghost attack is stronger as a result of his own spiritual strength accrued with spiritual practice, and consequently the protection that he / she receives from God is also higher.
Initiate one's spiritual practice and maintain its regularity so as to build protection from ghost attacks.