Questioner: How can you ask for forgiveness from those who have died?
Dadashri: Even though they are dead, you can still do through their photographs and you can remember their faces. Or you can still use their name and do pratikraman, and it will reach him. For pratikraman, first recall their pure Soul, which is completely separate from the mind, body, speech and all karmas, of the dead person. Then recall and confess your mistakes (alochana). Ask for forgiveness (pratikraman) for that mistake and resolve not to repeat that mistake ever again (pratyakhyan). 'You', the pure Soul should remain the Knower and the Seer of 'Chandubhai' (the relative self) and know how many pratikraman he does, how sincerely he does them and how many times he does them.