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Examples of Preta
Following as he did that horse, the diadem-decked Arjuna also turned his face towards the Kuru capital.
That wretch among men who slays living creatures for the sake of those who would eat them, incurs great demerit.
The Japanese narrator gives also the Sanscrit term, "Rakshasa;" but this word is quite as vague as jikininki, since there are many kinds of Rakshasas.
A Segaki-service is a special Buddhist service performed on behalf of beings supposed to have entered into the condition of gaki (pretas), or hungry spirits.
For a brief account of such a service, see my Japanese Miscellany.
Apparently the word jikininki signifies here one of the Baramon-Rasetsu-Gaki,- forming the twenty-sixth class of pretas enumerated in the old Buddhist books.