posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 01:21 PM
When a person passes away, the six sense organs no longer function. The soul transforms into an invisible and gaseous form or body. It is a
intermediate existence between death and conception to the next life. If one has been a person of great virtues, then in response to his good
karma, the intermediate invisible body immediately ascends to the heavens. If on the other hand, he has been an evil person, then his evil karma will
land him in hell immediately. In general, the good and evil karma committed by people are not in the extremes. Therefore this intermediate invisible
body shall, for a period of up to 49 days, be drifting and searching for the condition for rebirth to the next life.
Before the soul of a person who has died transmigrates to the next life, there is an intermediate existence in a gaseous form. It is invisible to the
ordinary people at large. This mind-consciousness which is without a physical body is called 'chung-yin-shen' in Chinese.
When a person has died and after seven days, 'he' comes back to his house, it is because his intermediate body has not found his next life. He is
still searching for the conditions for rebirth. After a person has died, his mind-consciousness (commonly referred to as the soul) leaves his body. If
the deceased cannot bear to part with his loved ones, or if he is attached to his material possessions and finds it difficult to part with them, then
within the 49 days after his death, he will visit his home to see how things are. If within these 49 days, he does not have the appropriate conditions
to be reborn, then naturally his attachments will cause him to transmigrate to the realm of ghosts