This article is shared by SP Sharma
The range of ghosts is very wide, from nasty to wish fulfilling ghosts, to holy ghosts. What kind of ghost one would be after death depends on the mentality one has adopted while living. To ward off nasty ghosts from a possessed person various kinds of techniques are used.
A man once realized a wish fulfilling ghost, but the ghost put up a condition that he should be told to do something. If he remained idle he would eat the man. The ghost was very efficient. The moment he was told to do something he immediately did it. For some time, the man managed to keep him engaged, but afterward he found it difficult to think up a job for him. Afraid, he approached a wise person for his advice on how to get rid of the ghost. The wise person told him to install a pole and ask the ghost to keep climbing and getting down. Doing this the ghost disappeared soon and the man was happy to get rid of the ghost.
The mind is similar to a ghost demanding: what next? Man will get tired and goes to sleep but the mind continues to work, dreaming a lot. Sometimes it is sulky for no obvious reason and in spite of 100 channels available on TV, it doesn’t concentrate on a single channel and continues changing the channels. It forces man to act immorally while excusing himself for not adopting a good character. A man may be trapped to such an extent that he decides to end his life!
This behaviour of mankind is not new to the wise. They discovered that the mind has to concentrate on one thing at a time.
The mind conspires to take advantage of loneliness for carrying out evil deeds. However, we have the freedom to act, but the mind always chooses the wrong path, unless it is tamed.
For taming it, we have to develop intellect and through correct reasoning make it obey. From time to time it is tested for its sincerity. Repetition of the name of God is the universal method applied for checking it’s useless wandering. The practice should be to the extent that the repetition continues without any effort.
But, all this depends upon a mind that believes in God.
SP Sharma, India