What type of ancestors need help?
The following is a frequency interval table (breakdown) of the world’s population as per spiritual level. It is based on information accessed from the Universal Mind and Intellect in 2013.
Please refer to the article, ‘What is spiritual level?’
As you can see, in today’s world over 50% of people fall in the category of 20-30% spiritual level. People below the 30% spiritual level, due to lack of any spiritual practice have very low spiritual purity or spiritual strength. When a person dies, the only thing that matters in the afterlife is the spiritual level or the spiritual purity or sāttviktā of a subtle-body. Unlike on the Earth region (Bhūlok), the gross body and the various worldly aspects such as money, prestige, job, how well we are connected etc. have absolutely no relevance in the spiritual realm or the subtle-world.
The subtle-bodies of people between the 20-30% spiritual levels are heavy as in the lowest circle shown in the diagram above. The heaviness is primarily caused due to demerits incurred from their life on Earth, immense worldly attachments and lack of spiritual practice that conforms to the six basic principles of spiritual practice.
Due to this spiritual heaviness, the subtle-bodies cannot move on to higher positive realms of the Universe and are therefore relegated to the lower subtle-regions such as the Nether region (Bhuvarlok) and Hell (Pātāl) . Here they experience the full measure of pain or unhappiness according to their demerits respectively. In most cases, the demerits outstrip the merits in people at the spiritual levels of 20-30%. Hence they mostly experience pain and unhappiness in these realms. Along with this, more powerful ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) attack and control them. These ancestors require our help at a spiritual level the most. We have defined what spiritual help we can provide them in subsequent articles.
Ancestors between the 30-50% spiritual levels require our help less and less. Ancestors beyond the 50% spiritual level do not require any spiritual help from their descendants in the after-life. This is one of the main reasons why reaching the 50% spiritual level is a key spiritual milestone that we need to strive for.