Life force

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Life force or lifeforce may refer to:

  • Vitality, ability to live or exist
  • Vitalism, the belief in the existence of vital energy
    • Energy (esotericism), a concept in spirituality and alternative medicine
      • Prana, the Sanskrit word for "life force" or "vital principle"
      • Qi, or chi, an active principle forming part of any living thing (translated as "natural energy", "life force", or "energy flow")
      • Élan vital (roughly translated as "vital impetus" or "vital force"), a philosophical term coined by Henri Bergson in 1907
  • Vijñāna (translated as "consciousness," "life force", "mind" or "discernment")

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