Question: When a ghost makes an appearance, is that the soul that we are seeing?Sri Chinmoy: Ghosts are dissatisfied vital beings. The soul is not a vital being. A dissatisfied vital being takes the form of a ghost. The soul is all-loving, all-knowing. It will never play the role of a ghost. The soul comes for illumination and perfection. It is absurd to say that the soul would take the form of a ghost.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 13, Agni Press, 1999