Showing posts with label After Life. Show all posts
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Hinduism - What Are Ghosts And Their Reality In The Context Of Hindu Culture, Society, And Belief System?

 

 The reality of ghosts and spirits, particularly of persons who have died violent or untimely deaths, is widely accepted in popular Hindu culture.

Despite almost universal belief in reincarnation (samsara), it is widely acknowledged that the souls of those who have died such deaths stay around the places where they resided throughout their lifetimes.

Disturbances, disasters, or visions or dreams of family members are common ways for ghosts to manifest themselves.

After then, the family would take steps to pacify the spirit.

This is sometimes accomplished via the sponsorship of rites or ceremonies.

A family may even build a shrine for the spirit to live in.

These ghosts are said to have unfulfilled goals because they died before marrying or having children, or they began important projects that they were unable to complete.

People who have lived lengthy lives and accomplished all of humanity's primary objectives will not turn into ghosts.

 

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Hinduism - What Is The World Of The Fathers, The Soul's Transmigration, And The After Life In Hinduism?



The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (6.2) and the Chandogya Upanishad (5.10) contain the first references to soul transmigration, which draw a qualitative difference between two separate routes for the soul. 

The way to the realm of the gods ended at the sun, and the person who traveled it never returned; the path to the world of the fathers ended at the moon, and the person who traveled it was finally reincarnated on earth. 

The desire for individual spiritual awareness runs through all of the Upanishads, and this is the key to embarking on the road to the realm of the gods. 

Those who achieve such realization reach the ultimate goal, but those who only perform good actions will return to earth, although with karmic rewards from their good efforts. 



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