Saturday, October 3, 2015
Do Ghosts Really Exist (真的有鬼吗)?
I am always being asked this question: “Do ghosts really exist?”
Well, I would think ghosts do exist but they cannot do any harm to a healthy person and they are irrelevant to one’s life. Ghosts only exist in our mind and that wandering spirits only materialize when a person is weak in life force and mind. If a person is healthy and happy, he/she shall be immune to ghosts of any kind.
In Feng Shui perspective, there are formations (形) and theories (理) that can attract ghosts. When a house is always dark and the place has no visible activities, then the spirits would congregate. In addition to that, when flying star 2, 4, 7 and 9 fall onto the area, the combination of chi would give rise to hallucination. This is particularly true if the flying star 4 is around.
When yin energy congregates in a place, a person would shiver when the place is not physically cold and his/her skin would develop goose bumps. In addition to that, if the place with yin energy is filled with mirrors, dolls, pictures, wind chimes, stuff animals, bones etc; a person of weak mind can see hallucinations easily. All in all, it is a combination of affairs that causes a person believes that he/she actually sees ghosts.
In another matter, the yin and yang energy can indeed affect one’s health. For example if a stove is located at northwest part, the yang energy of the house shall be hurt. Subsequently, the owner’s lungs shall be weak, and that he/she shall be lack of self esteem. If the house is dark, with an accumulation of yin stars of 2, 4, 7 or 9 and that there is a walkway connecting to the area; and there is a mirror or shrubs close by. All of the above combinations will weaken one’s spirits without notice and hence give rise to misjudgment and hallucinations.
There is a saying that goes:
“If you see a strange thing and ignores it; the strange thing is no stranger.”
I supposed we should treat ghostly phenomenon with an unbiased mind instead of blind faith. Perhaps now I ask you another question:
“Does Buddha really exist?”
The answer is the same as the above question, apparently.