Almost all of us are affected by problems in our life where the root cause is due to departed ancestors' subtle-bodies. This type of spiritual problem affects us regardless of race, cultural background or social status. While this is a spiritual problem, it can manifest in many different ways in our day-to-day lives. In some cases, people have gone through years of suffering only to find out that it could have been alleviated in a few days. The alleviation would only have come about if they knew the root cause, the remedy and if they had the required know-how to put it into practice.
This section is a must for all those who are faced with problems - financial to marital - that do not go away despite every effort. We have divided this section into three parts:
Section 1 - General information about ancestral problems
What are ancestral problems?
Who all are included in ‘our ancestors’?
Up to which generation of our ancestors is most likely to affect us?
Why would my departed loved ones and my other ancestors want to give me pain?
What are the signs that my illness could be due to my departed ancestors?
It is said that sometimes our ancestors help us, is that correct?
How is it that an ancestor at a lower spiritual level has the strength to trouble, but not to help?
What happens after the death of a person that causes him to need help?
"I dream of departed family members and ancestors"
Can we meet our ancestors and loved ones in the afterlife?
Frequently asked questions
Section 2 - What can I do to protect myself against this spiritual problem?
(In order to understand this section it is recommended that you read section 1 first.)
What can I do to protect myself against ancestral problems?
What does the spiritual protective chant of Shri Gurudev Datta represent?
Listen to a chant of Lord Datta – Shri Gurudev Datta
I am a Christian, why should I chant Lord Datta's Name?
Does the give-and-take (karma) with my ancestors get cleared if we chant the protection chant of Shri Gurudev Datta?
Frequently asked questions by our readers
Section 3 - What can we do to help our ancestors?
Where do my departed loved ones go after death?
What type of ancestors need help?
How can we help our ancestors in the after-life?
From a spiritual perspective what is the best colour of clothes to wear to a funeral?
What is the effect of kissing the hand or forehead of the dead body?
What is the effect of keeping objects in the coffin?
What is the spiritual perspective on cremation, burial and the body being consumed by vultures?
What is the spiritual perspective on scattering of ashes from a cremation urn?
What is the spiritual perspective on contacting my departed relatives through a medium or an Ouija board?
How should one dispose the clothes and things of a person who has died?
What is the effect of talking about the deceased and refreshments at the funeral reception?
Ancestor veneration and ancestor worship
Section 4 – Effect of departed ancestors on our lives
Planning one’s wedding after the death of a close relative such as one’s parents
Real life case studies of people who were affected by ancestors' subtle-bodies and how they were able to overcome it.
A case study of overeating where the root cause was spiritual.
Virendra overcame mouth ulcers after 5 years.
Cyriaque from France, an ex-model by profession, applied spiritual remedies to successfully overcome various difficulties in his life such as negative thoughts and addiction to smoking.
John overcame severe eczema of 23 years by chanting. The cause of the eczema was ancestral problems.
Mahesh Palnitkar overcame the trouble caused by the subtle-body of a departed ancestor by chanting the name of God.
Why do we have protective borders?