Why do the ancient seers endeavoured to frighten the people by projecting 'Hell' ,Devils etc?
Let us agree that our ancestors were pretty conscious about human behavior in a society and wanted to control them with something to bring them under one roof. Let us agree that "They created Hell which doesn't exist in reality". Now the big question is why they did that? What's the benefit in giving a false projection? If we think on a positive note first, we realize that the purpose of saying so is only make people to watch their actions and deeds. If you were to set a child straight in his behavior you would use all means to do it like "Saama, Daana, Danda, Bheda". One of which includes "Danda" which means scaring by punishing or threating to punish severly. If I show a child something that is really terrifying and scare him he will listen but as He matures he realizes that it can't scare him any more. Which clearly means yo ...more