KonchokZoepa wrote:one time i was starting to do a sur offering but i think a ghost or a spirit came and haunted me and i got very afraid and paranoid so i couldnt do it. and also now im currently not living home where i used so im not allowed incense and i guess that same applies to sur. when i get a stable place for my altar i will maybe start doing sur again since you need to do it on a daily bases.
The Mahayana style of offering food to pretas does not require burning of incense. You need some rice or oat meal with milk (or without), with honey is even better. Recite names of the 4 Buddhas, some mantras and that is all.
It is seldom that, ghosts or karmic debtors haunt and harm the person who give them compassion and placate their starvation. Occasionally, it happens. It means that the karmic debt is deep. What the person need to do is to kept continue the practice.
1. people with few karmic debt, won't feel any effect.
2. Karmic debtors that one owe a shallower karmic debt will leave first.
3. Karmic debtor with whom one owe a deeper debt may take a while longer practice.