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17 Taiwan Ghost Research Chapter 16 : Ghosts will perish or not? 鬼學 第十六章 鬼會不會死?

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發表於 2018-12-6 11:51:01 | 顯示全部樓層 |閱讀模式
Taiwan Ghost Research   Chapter 16 : Ghosts will perish or not?

Author :Chang Kai-Chi      張開基

translation:北展昭

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Per my knowledge, I’m happy to share it with anyone,

If it is beyond my knowledge, I will honestly admit it.

If it identifiable things, I will address it.

If it is could not be sure at this moment, I will also sincerely inform you

I am not omniscient and lack of time and ability, my wisdom is even more limited..

The ancient Chinese concept about "ghosts":  after death the human became the "ghost". If ghost was perishing,  it would became the   "perishing ghost"


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These two words are common and referred to "Yin energy wind."

Therefore, the ancient Chinese believed that people would die and ghosts would die, too. Ghosts were not a state of eternal existence. However, it was rarely finding ancients to talk about ghost survival durations. Will ghosts die naturally?

However, there were folktales mentioned about ghosts being destroyed by the magical power or the natural law, or being killed by the lightning, and Buddhism story about ghost’s endless reviving then death during hell torturing.

Review the concept of the ancient Chinese; "ghost" was a kind of substance that did not require the body to survive after death. The appearance, shape, habits, and character were exactly the same as before life with same habits.  The place of ghost’s living was called " "The Underworld" (relative to the "Yang" space of the living).   Everything in the underworld was exactly the same as that in the world. There were mountains and rivers, houses and roads, urban villages, shops and all works of life. Ghosts usually continued the work with labor engaged.

About the living world of ghosts---the concept of development about this Underworld was during later periods.  There was no specific term as "Yin space" in the early days. The "after death hometown" does not have much descriptions about it from ancients. Moreover, the concept of "born as a servant, death as a rest" was the After-Death World concept in the early days was quite illusory and there was no need for different variety works to get continued --this point should be affirmative.

Why do ghosts die? Where did this idea come from? I have no clue! When did it start to have such concept? I do not know either!

However, I am sure that ghosts will indeed die? However, I don't know how long the ghosts live. Will it die naturally? Or is it only if ghost would get killed then die?

What I know is that "ghost" is an energy; a group of self-aware energy also contains some "spiritual matter", which is still existing under this "natural world" but not supernatural.   Because it has never been scientifically detected and the normal situation is almost insensible by the living beings, so whether it is the same as or different from the constituents of our living beings (for example, three-quarters of the universe is invisible)? I am not sure!

Author has accidentally contacted with the "spiritual entities" although it was only by instantly but the sensing feeling was no special.   Only thing was it can appear and disappear instantly but different from the physical state what we were familiar with.

Ghosts are another type of life in which autonomous energy and some spiritual material condense, or; after death, people will continue their lives in this form to survive and make a difference;

However, "ghosts" did not show up since the so-called "Erect Squatters" period but appeared lately.  This " after death then converts into ghost" phenomenon” differs from other species and should be some kinds of the developing abilities during human evolution (I can't be sure of the exact date and not overnight either—it should be developed and likely to start hundreds of thousands of years ago or even just tens of thousands of years Before, not millions of years ago).

These are quite complicated discussions and will be continued later. Let’s talk about the death of ghosts:

We know that human death is caused by the aging of the body and the suspension of activities. Therefore, we defined the death by heart/breathing stopping, and now adding the brain death. In short, it refers to the death of the body determined via physically. It no longer works. But there is no way to scientifically define and recognize whether the mental or so-called spiritual level of activity is necessarily suspended synchronously with the physical no-functioning.

We generally assume the mental activities would stop when the life centers of any living organisms after death.

However, humans seem to be the exception because after the physical death of a person, the person will continue to exist in another way and we call it "ghost”.  , Until today, science could not prove "ghost" and it is still undetectable. But there is a lot of strong circumstantial evidences showing the existence of "ghosts".

So if the "ghosts” could get destroyed--it reversely infers that there was a “birth” so would lead the "death". Therefore, the ghost should be another way of surviving human life-- the mental intelligence the spiritual substances which is similar to the physical form and character traits as living.

The ancient Chinese said that "ghost death is gradual perishing" but did not mention in details the death of the spiritual material or the complete dissipation of mental intelligence? Because the ancients did not know so accurately, they only observed or experienced such a phenomenon so they only left such a statement.

Per my knowledge:  ghosts will die, referring to the destruction of "spiritual material" and the loss of agglomerated structures. However, the mental power has not disappeared without a trace. This unique set of independent consciousness energy will still continue to exist, only temporarily lose the form and could exist via some kind of reforming energy.   But if there is an opportunity to aggregate the appropriate "spiritual material" or "resurrection" will become a ghost again but would be quite difficult.

Therefore, ghosts do not kill people but people can destroy ghosts. They have special methods to destroy the cohesive structure of their "spiritual material." Ghosts will have the so-called "soul ashing" in idioms. The death of ghosts is also very painful for ghosts. After the ghost dies, the complete loss of the "spiritual material" attachments will be wandering as chaotic energy flows (spiritual flow) and it is difficult to resettle. The drift and the mutual impact and interference with other energy flows are also quite painful - ------

Note: This topic "Ghosts will not get perished" is very controversial and will be discussed in details afterwards. Now it is temporarily summarized.

發表於 2018-12-6 12:08:59 | 顯示全部樓層
This topic would shock the Western readers!
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