What is the spiritual significance of spreading the dead persons ashes into Rivers?
After the body is cremated, immersion of the ashes in water is spiritually the best way of disposing of the ashes. The reasons for this are as follows: 1.It is easier for ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) to gain control of the ashes and the subtle body and misuse it. This is especially so when they find the ashes all together in one place in the ground. By immersing the ashes in water, they are dispersed and hence unavailable to the ghosts in a collected form to gain control of. 2.As water is all-assimilating, it imbibes the distressing vibrations remaining from the dead body in the ashes and the other Absolute Cosmic elements related to the subtle body like Absolute Earth, Fire, Air element etc. This helps to break the remaining attachment of the subtle body to its physical body on Earth. As a result, the probability of the subtle body getting stuck in the Earth plane as well as that of being attacked by ghosts is dramatically reduced. 3.The demerits (sins) of the pers