Spirit is ineffable, not definable as it's nonlinear. It's what you are directly, without a 'me' and a 'that'. The mind deals with specifics and concrete labels and descriptions and can't actually comprehend it, you can't think about what's beyond mind hehe. It's known via realising identity with it, which requires dropping of all mental labels etc. And what people call soul is like a computer chip, just symbolic, not an actual electrical thing. But like an energetic database or imprint I guess that's carried through eons, but not really relevant. It's far too complicated and you can't trace it's origin nor all the trillions of variables. Present 'karma' is all you have to deal with so to speak. Not sure if I made any sense hahaHi Simon. I saw you are new looking quickly through the main page. I agree with you. But what is Spirit then? They electronical parts? Initially it makes sense...
Shen is located in the middle Dan Tian. Says wiki. Do you agree?
Shen is Qi: The idea of a life energy is present in many of the world’s cultures and ancient traditions. It is often linked to breath –as in the Chinese concept qi, the Indian prana, the Greek pneuma, the Hebrew ruach, and our word spirit, from the Latin spiritus –also used in the word inspiration.
Doyou agree with the first or last?
What is 'yi'?
Thank you.Shen is not Qi.
Shen is mind
yi is thought
Spirit is what you show at a tournament, poor souls are the ones that lose.
Pilate: (chuckles) The little wascal has spiwit!
Centurion: Has what, sir?
Centurion: Yes, he did, sir!
Pilate: (looks puzzled) No no, spiwit, er... bwavado, a touch of... dewwing-do.
Centurion: Oh! Er, about eleven, sir.
Pilate: (looks even more confused, shrugs it off) So... you dare to waid us?
Brian: To what, sir?
Pilate: Stwike him, Centuwion, vewy woughly! (the Centurion backhands Brian's face again)
Brian: Ahh! (grabs his cheek in pain)
Centurion: Oh, and, er, throw him to the floor, sir?
Pilate: ... what?
Centurion: Thwow him to the floor again, sir?
Pilate: Oh yes, thwow him to the floor, please. (the Centurion nods to the two guards, who grab Brian's arms; as he is already on the floor, they don't have far to throw him)
Dear op spirit is shen soul is hun.
The shen lives in upper Dan tian hence why you lead to the top, why you focus on the tip of your nose. Xin means heart different from shen.
You will never accomplish anything if you cannot retain your jing. You should read jadecloudalchemists post on here he seems to know a thing or two