Introduction to spiritual root causes of difficulties in lifeAbstract: The spiritual dimension influences up to 80% of our lives. On average, our deeds in the past, which include past lives, decide about 65% of events in our life in the form of destiny. This destiny is played out by various elements, both in the physical plane and in the spiritual realm. The elements in the spiritual realm that mainly influence our destiny are ghosts and subtle-bodies (spirits) of our departed ancestors. By doing spiritual practice as per the six basic principles of spiritual practice, we harness spiritual energy that helps us overcome the influence of these spiritual factors. To understand this article, it is recommended that you first read the following articles: 1. As discussed in the previous articles of this section, the root cause of any problem is most likely to have its root cause in the spiritual realm. 2. The Spiritual Path of Action is inherently about practicing Spirituality by the principle that ’As one sows, so shall one reap’. 3. Footnotes: 4. 5.