Knowing where our ancestors went after death! Some Tips!
A girl devotee asked like this:
“Jai Shree Krishna. I am a British Hindu & feel like I have a strong connection with Lord Krishna. My Ba passed away on ………. at ………..pm.
I would like to know what happens to my Bas soul after death? Where does she end up? Will the lord accept her into his home without her being reborn? Can she hear us if we talk to her? I miss her so dearly & do not know how to control my heart & emotions.
I would like to be a better hindu too as I love the lord but still eat meat/chicken & need some guidance. Where do I start to learn more about hinduism & becoming a better hindu? Thank you”
Before answering Knowing where our ancestors went, I like to highlight one thing. Word by word, you are writing the name of religions… First come out of this excessive usage of the names of religions like Hindu, muslim, christian, etc.
Let all of us be a good human first. As you are a devotee of Krishna, you should be matured and think beyond religions. Because, Krishna is not a Hindu God but is common for all the people. He is the Lord of all universes.
(Why many gods in the Hindu Religion of India unlike all other religions? READ HERE!)
Why don’t I use the names of religions in our site unless it is truly necessary? We are speaking ourselves as Great, but, we are not able to maintain our India clean without spitting and pissing on road. People spit from a running bus that correctly falls on the body of an office going person on road.
If you go to the public toilets in India, you can see the ugly pictures and words denoting ugly acts on walls, as some people draw them while using the toilets. Where the religion went in correcting them?
We could not control corruption in this holy country where Krishna descended and great acharyas took birth. Even if you go to a police station for justice, you have to give some bribe for booking a case in many stations. If you violate the traffic rules, you can escape by giving Rs.100 as bribe.
(Why Vyasadeva wrote many gods as Supreme diluting his trustworthiness? READ HERE?)
We are speaking of religions, but, girls are overpowered in our country. I saw a man crying on road that his purse had been stolen when he fell down on road out of giddiness. No humanity. Where comes religion? Why the so called religions could not protect these crimes?
Then, what is the use of speaking about the religions? In America, the government does not suppress preaching of any religion and allow all religions to preach and grow. This is the gentlemen approach. But, they are better than India in maintaining public cleanliness and public services. There is more protection for elders.
But, what happens in India where the religious feelings are strong? Some bogus gurus are making use of religions and cheating the people.
I am not against Indian culture. It is great and I support it. I respect India because, it is the land that is chosen by Krishna to descend. But, unfortunately, we are making this country as the land of crimes. Strong faith in religions could not bring cleanliness and truthfulness in public places. So, Humanity is more important than religion.
(Will devotion without discipline as followed by many in India be effective? READ HERE!)
There are only two religions in this world: (1) The group of people who are attached to the material pleasures and (2) The group of people who wish to go back to God eternally.
There are only two castes in this world: 1. Males 2. Females.
There are only 4 classes of professions in this world: Brahmanas (Vedic scholars), Kshatriyas (Rulers, military and police), Vaishyas (Business and farming) and sudras (Working class).
There are only one eternal relation in this world: Relationship with the Lord who is called by different names!
So, let us first decide that we should become a good citizen.
If you respect the local government rules and follow them, you are a good citizen. if you follow the rules of the Lord, you are a good soul.
Ok, Let it be.
(Why Cultural India is not wealthy, but, meat eating countries are wealthy? READ HERE!)
Now, your question about Knowing where our ancestors went:
If your Ba had remained a dedicated devotee with a detached mindset and with Krishna Prema, she would have gone back to the kingdom of the Lord.
If she had remained a good soul with normal faith in the Lord and did many helps to other people, she would have gone to heavenly planets and after some years, she will take birth in a good family in this earth again.
If she had lived a life more attached with you and your family members and had died thinking of all of you, she will take birth in this world itself again.
If she had cheated many when she was alive, she will be living in different hells one by one.
If she had done many good things and also had cheated some persons, she will live in both heavenly and hellish planets alternatively.
Thus, if you know how she was living here when she was alive, Knowing where our ancestors went will be easier and we can guess where she will be now.
(I FEEL GUILTY OF MAKING SHOW AS DEVOTEE. HOW TO CORRECT? READ HERE!)
Yes… Though you can not speak to her directly, you can serve her indirectly.
You can serve her on the date of the annual rituals for her and on Amavasya thithis. Every year on the day of her annual rituals and every month on amavasya thithi, she will come to earth looking for her relatives in the form of crows. So, if you offer food to crows on those days, she will take it and bless you.
In case she had gone back to the Lord’s kingdom, she will not have any memory of material relations and she will be engaging in the service of Lord.
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These relations are for body only. Not for the souls. Her time is over in this body. So, she has gone. Next, we too may go out of this body. So, before that, let us advance in Krishna Consciousness and try to go back to the Lord.
However, chant Hare Krishna regularly and pray for your Ba to the Lord and beg Him to give her good status.
Your another point about quitting the meat. If you truly love Krishna, you must quit meat because Krishna has promoted Vegetarian foods only. Devotion needs sacrifice. So, sacrifice meat for Krishna. Then only, you can come up in devotion fast. Because when you avoid meat, your emotions will come under control as your mode of passion and mode of ignorance will come down.
Hope you have understood the way of knowing where our ancestors went after death.
(HOW CAN A SON LIBERATE HIS ANCESTORS FROM BIRTH & DEATH? READ HERE!)