Post Author: JagannathaGaurangadasa Date: 2008-01-20 17:59:58
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Here is a verse from Caitanya Bhagavata which states that hearing and chanting the holy names drives away bad elements like ghosts, etc. I personally like to have an audio file playing at night while I sleep also. One can read the full explanation in the Nitaai Veda.
CB Adi-khanda 8.86-87
ye tomara carana-kamala smriti kare
kabhu vighna na aise tahana mandire
tomara smarana-hina ye ye papa-sthana
"Whoever remembers Your lotus feet will never face any disturbances at home. Those sinful places where You are not remembered are the residences of ghosts, witches, and evil spirits.
Places where forgetfulness of Vishnu is prominent are known as sinful places. Such places are inhabited by abominable species like ghosts, witches, and evil spirits. The devotees of the Lord are demigods. Because the devotees always remember the Lord, wherever they reside is known as a sacred place.