The following case is extracted from “The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics” Grand Dharma Function in Malaysia on 28 August 2011. Master Lu performed Totem Enquiries live on stage and answered questions from the audience to help them overcome difficulties in their health, career, and everyday issues.
When a person is asking Master Lu to perform Totem Enquiry, if a living person is being enquired, then the year of birth and the Chinese zodiac sign of that person should be stated. If a deceased person is being enquired, then the full name of the deceased and the exact written characters of the name should be stated.
Master Lu: Hi.
Enquirer: Hi, Master Lu! I was born in 1981, year of the Rooster. Master Lu, could you please take a look at my spine, buttocks, lower back, and my legs. Basically my entire back.
Master Lu: Which year was that again?
Enquirer: 1981, year of the Rooster.
Master Lu: Wah! Wah, this Rooster is very beautiful. When you were young, maybe you were a dancer. Did you learn music and arts before? When you were little?
Enquirer: Ah. I liked it very much but I didn’t learn formally.
Master Lu: Did you learn dancing before?
Master Lu: If not, then did you learn music?
Enquirer: I like music. I often sing.
Master Lu: Singing? Ah. Let me tell you, you missed your opportunity. I see the Totem of the Rooster is constantly jumping. If you were a dancer, you would have been a good one.
Master Lu: If you had known me earlier, then maybe by now you would be another Yang Ching Hua [a very famous dancer in China]. If you had known me earlier, well, maybe later when you have children, you could ask me to enquire their Totem earlier.
Enquirer: I already gave birth.
Master Lu: You already gave birth, but you still need to raise the child, right? Okay? Let me tell you, your personality is similar to a boy’s. You are very stubborn, and you talk a lot. You have a kind heart. When you’re nice to people, you give your entire heart. When you’re not nice to people, you scold people until they are a total mess and fall to pieces. Do you understand?
Enquirer: Yes, Master Lu. Ah. Yes.
Master Lu: Yes. You only say “Yes” after people finish clapping. You should say “Yes” before people start clapping. Okay.
Enquirer: Most importantly, this illness is…
Master Lu: Let me have a look for you now… Hm. Which areas did you mention before? I can take a closer look for you.
Enquirer: The buttocks area is relatively more severe, it’s degenerating. Then the lower back, mid- and upper back, and spine. Also the shoulders and legs.
Master Lu: Hm. On your back, there is a foreign spirit of a person who is relatively old. When you were young, did your grandpa or grandma take care of you?
Enquirer: No, I didn’t have my grandpa take care of me.
Master Lu: Then did you have someone who liked you very much. He was an old man and he passed away.
Enquirer: An old lady…
Master Lu: An old man. Male.
Enquirer: Ah. An old man.
Master Lu: Think about it for a while.
Enquirer: Can’t think of anyone at the moment.
Master Lu: The foreign spirit is currently on your back. Do you understand? You should now recite 21 Little Houses for him. Okay? Let me tell you. He’s quite tall, currently on your back. Do you know the main location that he usually occupies? Both of his legs are around your waist. That’s why you feel that area is heavy, and your lower back is very painful. Both of his hands are on your shoulders, that’s why you would definitely have a sore neck.
Enquirer: Oh. Is that why. Then, Master Lu, would that possibly be my father?
Master Lu: Oh, see? This person is just… She says as few words as possible. I said an old person, male. I didn’t know if he’s your father or grandpa. I saw a man there, and he’s her father. Round of applause! Okay?
Enquirer: Could you please see if my souls and spirits are complete? So if I have a foreign spirit on my body, does that mean my own souls and spirits are not complete?
Master Lu: Oh, your souls and spirits are fine. You should be careful. Are you married?
Enquirer: I’m married.
Master Lu: Ah, but you… Is your husband here?
Master Lu: Ah. Then I won’t say any more. So, it’s simple. You are the kind of person that people tend to like. People will often be attracted to you, but you don’t pay any attention to them. Is this correct?
Master Lu: Round of applause! Ha ha ha ha. I can’t say any more, I can’t say any more.
Enquirer: Master Lu, could you please take a look at the colour of my Totem?
Master Lu: Let me have a look. Oh. You should wear something colourful. Very beautiful. Mostly white, with some red. Red colour on top, and overall it’s white. Do you understand? It’s very nice. It’s okay, don’t worry. You’re a nice person, and you have many positive karmic relationships. Your husband is also treating you very well. Do you understand? The only problem is your health condition. Transfer merits to him as soon as possible! This is because your condition has lasted for a long time already.
Enquirer: Yes, I’ve had it for 6 years, Master Lu.
Master Lu: The foreign spirit has been on your body all this time. Do you understand?
Enquirer: Yes, Master Lu. Then it looks like, it’s related to the day that my father passed away. When he passed away, I was carrying a bag and then I twisted my back.
Master Lu: Ah-yo.
Enquirer: It happened on that day.
Master Lu: Okay. Let me tell you, your father is here now. Let me describe what he looks like. Let me tell you, you look very much like him. The face shape is different, but your eyes and nose areas are especially alike. Is that correct?
Enquirer: Yes, yes, Master Lu.
Master Lu: Ah-yo, very scary, very scary! Okay, young lady, you still want to ask?
Enquirer: Master Lu, I have another question. I’m currently thinking of going to the U.S. I would like to ask, should I choose China or the U.S. for my career? If I’m going to the U.S., when should I go?
Master Lu: You’re currently living in China, right?
Master Lu: Would like to go to the U.S.
Master Lu: Yes, you can go. You can go to the U.S.
Enquirer: I can.
Master Lu: You have a friend there who is constantly encouraging you to go. Tell everyone if this is correct?
Enquirer: Yes yes, she’s my sister-in-law.
Master Lu: I can see everything.
Enquirer: Yes, Master Lu.
Master Lu: Would you like to know what I see from her Totem?
Master Lu: She was born in the year of the Rooster. Beside the Rooster, there’s another animal running around her. That would be the one who is encouraging her to go to the U.S. Then I just need to further enquire about whether she can go to the U.S. This Rooster is jumping. Then on the side, there’s a small animal spinning around her. Ah. Do you understand?
Enquirer: Yes. Then what would be the best time for me to go?
Master Lu: Ah-yo. You even have to ask this kind of question? Just buy a plane ticket then you can go.
Enquirer: You were talking about earthquakes, so I’m a bit worried.
Master Lu: When are you planning to go?
Enquirer: Well, I’m thinking of October.
Master Lu: Then, what I saw from your Totem is all correct. August.
Master Lu: Yes, go during August, it’s the best.
Enquirer: Oh, is that so? Is this August according to the lunar calendar? Master Lu.
Master Lu: Pardon?
Enquirer: Is it August according to the lunar calendar?
Master Lu: She just wants to spin it the way she wants. Lunar August is around October, which is the time she prefers. You can go whenever you want. How come this person doesn’t listen to me? Okay, you can leave now.
Enquirer: Thank you, Master Lu. Thank you.