Hún Pò 魂魄 – Part 1
Chinese have a saying “Nǐ Hún Pò Bù Zài 你魂魄不在 – You Hun Po are not there.” This means your mind and spirit are not there. What exactly is Hún Pò 魂魄? In Qìgōng氣功 we have five internal organs: heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and spleen. In the Huángdì Nèijīng 黄帝內經- Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine it says, “Wǔzàng, xīn cáng shén, fèi cáng pò, gān cáng hún, pí cáng yì, shèn cáng jīng zhì yě 五臟，心藏神，肺藏魄，肝藏魂，脾藏意，腎藏精志也 – Five Internal organs, the heart hides Shén 神 – spirit, the lungs hide Pò, liver hides Hún, spleen hides Yì 意 – mind, the kidneys hide the Jīng 精 – essence of Qì 氣. From this we can see that our internal organs relate to our spiritual energy. The heart relates to our spirit and with feeling like love or hurt. The lungs relate to our physical spirit, like strength energy. The liver relates to our sense spirit. The spleen relates to our focus spirit, and the kidneys relate to the essence of Qì spirit. These are the spiritual energies that relate to our internal organs. Hún and Pò are separate and are two different kinds of spirit, energy or attitude.