In my own definition of 'ghosts', as 'pretas' and other beings born in the realm of Niraya/Apaya Bhumi (all four types), they are indeed in a realm of suffering for their past karma and will have to go through the tortures and extreme suffering over and over again until their dues are paid/karmic retribution is extinguished.
To those being in such states, they are not able to receive any form of comfort or support as they are living in a state of misery and extreme pain. The only way to 'help' them is to only wish/share with them our good thoughts or deeds as a form of merit which could be received by some of them (not all are able to receive). As to this, I have great compassion for them and reflect on the virtues of the holy ones which are free from such states.
They are not a nuisance. They are a part of this great parcel we call 'life'. As life exists almost everywhere all around us, we cannot deny their existence. They are a nuisance when we perceive them as nuisance. As a matter of fact, these beings are pitiful and awaiting for liberation from their states of suffering just like each and every one of us in our own realm (and we are blessed to be in a position where we do not equate ourselves to their states of misery).
My 10 minutes reflection :-)
· 1 decade ago