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Ghosts of Family Members Appearing During Solitude – Story

Solitude has its own effect on the guilty and those with strained relationships: their mind starts working against them in solitude.

The story goes that a dying woman told her husband that she would haunt him if he married or fell in love with someone after she was gone. A few months after she died, he did fall in love with a lady. That very night, he was terrified to see his wife’s ghost walk into his house and accuse him of infidelity. This went on for a week. He couldn’t take it any longer and consulted a learned guru.

The guru asked him,‘How are you sure that it is her ghost?’


He replied, ‘She knows and describes to me everything I’ve said and done and thought and felt.’

The holy man gave him a bag of soya beans and said, ‘Make sure you don’t open it. When she appears before you tonight ask her how many beans are there in the bag.’

The man did not know what was in the bag.

The man did as he was told. And the ghost fled for good.

‘Why?’ he asked the guru when he met him next. He smiled and asked him, ‘Isn’t it strange that the ghost knew only what you knew?’

Note - All our fears are our creations. Fear is what stops us from achieving bliss on earth. It is what stops us from achieving self realization.