Why ghosts and evil spirits disturb others and How to elevate them?

Why ghosts and evil spirits disturb others and How to elevate them?

A Girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:

Hari bol Prabhuji… Dandavat pranam. Hope you must be fine. I wanna ask this time that is the evil spirit concept is justifiable. Why the spirits get detached from lord and starts disturbing others and how far they could be helped by us in case we come across such situations. How they could be helped to go back to godhead?


If you had booked a flight for travel on a particular date, you can travel on that date only.  Not before.  Similarly, when a person commits suicide before the actual date fixed for his death, he (soul) will not be allowed to go any planet – even to Pitru Loka (World of ancestors) because his permit to go to other worlds becomes effective only after his natural date of death.

That is why, it is said that committing suicide is the violation of karma and nature’s laws and hence suicide is also a crime against karma.


When a person commits suicide, the soul leaves the body along with the Sukshma body (Subtle body) that was inside the gross body (visible body).

The gross body is made up of five basic elements – soil, water, fire, air, ether (empty space).  The sukshma (Subtle) body is made up of MIND, INTELLIGENCE AND EGO.

Actually, the Sukshma body and athma leave the body when the body dies.  The mind in the sukshma body  contains the recordings of everything we did in our current and previous births.  Therefore, according to our preferences and good/ bad deeds in our current and previous births, that sukshma body directs the soul to take a suitable another body either on earth or in other worlds after spending some period in heavens and / or hells.


This is the process of births and deaths.

However, this natural and immediate transformation is possible only when the death happens as per the karma on a specific date.  If we commit suicide, our sukshma body goes out of dead gross body along with the athma, but, we will not get permission to enter into any other words.

It has lost its body on earth also.  Therefore, till the natural death date comes, that soul and the sukshma body have to wander all over on earth till it gets the permission to take rebirth.

These Preta athmas that are the combination of Sukshma body and soul are called ghosts.

In case that person had been very aggressive while living, the sukshma body has that recordings also even after the death of gross body.

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Therefore,  after the suicidal or accidental death, that person, even in ghost form will be aggressive.

That is why some ghosts behave violently.

If the person is satvic (mode of goodness) natured, his activities after death as a ghost will also be satvic. He will not disturb anyone.

The  ghosts will have all the serious appetite to eat,  enjoy the company of opposite sex, etc, but, they can not enjoy them because of the absence of gross body.

This is a very difficult state for them.

Therefore, they are always in a frustrated situation till they get a new body and able to eat and enjoy.

Since they are always in a frustrated state with thirst, hunger and desires of lust, they can not worship God easily and it is very very rare to think of god for a ghost.

If it is an aggressive ghost, it disturbs others out of frustration.  If it is a satvic ghost, it also is crying in the sky or on the roof of our house for food, water or sex.

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That is why frustrated and aggressive ghosts or evil spirits disturb others without thinking of God.

Even if we go to heaven, we will find it difficult to think of God because of plenty of pleasures there. Then how ghosts can think of god when they are thirsty, lusty etc, for many months or years?

You can pray for them to Krishna or chant to help them elevated. We can chant extra rounds for their elevation or relief.

However, as per nature’s rules, they may have to wander on earth till they get another body.  Our prayers may help them to minimize their difficulties.

(Do evil spirits or ghosts or village gods attack the devotees of Krishna and enter into another body? READ HERE!)

If Krishna decides to break the karma of that ghost person, He may interfere and give him elevation to another body in a good family immediately.  But, Krishna interferes in Nature’s Laws rarely.

However, Krishna keeps one’s karma under suspension for a certain period till he follows devotional way of detached life, but, He does not clear it totally for all except for some devotees who show very serious (Raganuga) devotion.

Suicide is a crime as per KARMA rules.  The ghosts are facing the punishments for their karma.

Our prayers and penances like chanting for their elevation may give them good next birth from where he can go back to the Lord.

Hope you are clear about the relief for the ghosts and evil spirits disturb others.

(KARMA & SUICIDE: If karma decides suicide, why the person is punished with a ghost body? READ HERE!)

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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