According to "Guan Yinzi" or so called "Wenshi Zhenjing" : "Ghost (in the form of) clouds is Hún, ghost (in) white is Pò" .
It also said, "Spirit is what the nebulous ghost hides." . In the "The Inner Classic of the Yellow Emperor" or "Huangdi Neijing" , there is a similiar saying but from a slight different angle of view: "That which follows the spirit to come and go is called as the nebulous ghost." . These show that the nebulous ghost is like the body of the abstract spirit.
Also in "Guan Yinzi": "The spirit in action is not named spirit, but named as intention (Yi); Intention in action is not named intention, but named as the ghost in white." These sentences point out the relationship between the spirit, intention and the ghost in white.Close