Only in some sects, and even then people only stay for a month or so at most.AFAIK, even Buddhists do not deny that some human beings after death do not transmigrate immediately and their spirit gets stuck on Earth for a long time because of their attachment towards worldly life or the nature of their death (sudden accident for example). This perfectly fits with the traditions of ancestor worship found all over the world.
Spirits looking for offerings.After all, if the being gets a new birth somewhere, whom are their descendants worshiping anyway?
Rakshasa wrote:I was referring to these:
Shen: The Spirit of Fire — Inspiration, Insight, Awareness, and Compassion
Hun: The Spirit of Wood — Vision, Imagination, Direction, and Benevolence
Yi: The Spirit of Earth — Integrity, Intention, Clear Thought, and Devotion
Po: The Spirit of Metal — Animal Wit, Embodied Knowing, Receptivity, and Appreciation
Zhi: The Spirit of Water — Instinctual Power, Courage, Will, and Wisdom
Clearly these spirits are not the "Soul" of the Hindus and Tirthikas. Can a Buddhist also believe in this theory of five spirits?