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.
Enquirer: Respected Master Niu, ah, Master Lu. Hi.
Master Lu: Make sure you pronounce it clearly. “Respected Master Lu”. Just now I heard you say “Respected Master Niu”.
Enquirer: I’m too nervous.
Master Lu: You’re too nervous, but you still can’t pronounce “Lu” as “Niu”. [“Niu” means “Cow” in Chinese.] If you pronounce it as “Leu” [“Donkey” in Chinese], it would be a bit closer. Call me Master Leu. Ha ha ha ha ha.
Enquirer: Okay. Master Lu, I would like to ask you to perform Totem Enquiry for myself. I was born before the first day of spring during the Chinese New Year, 1975, year of the Tiger.
Master Lu: Born in sixty-what?
Enquirer: 1975, year of the Tiger.
Master Lu: 1975, year of the Tiger.
Enquirer: Master Lu, could you please take a look and see if I have any karmic obstacles or foreign spirits?
Master Lu: Born in the year of the Tiger, born in seventy-what?
Enquirer: 1975, year of the Tiger.
Master Lu: What do you want to ask? Foreign spirits occupying your body? Karmic obstacles due to negative karmas. Let me tell you, most of your karmic obstacles are located in your lower abdomen. Your digestive system, belly, thighs will all have problems in the future. Do you understand?
Enquirer: My whole body feels numb, do I need to recite Little Houses?
Master Lu: See? The whole body feels numb. Let me tell you, you must remember, your spine… Well, your lower back, around your lower back, on the third disc, your spine is a bit crooked around that area. If you go and do an X-ray, on your X-ray, you will see that the spine in this location is a bit crooked. If your spine is crooked around this area, later on you will have lumbar intervertebral disc herniation, which will cause you to have lower back pain. Do you understand? After you sit or stand for a long time, you will feel it around this area. Do you understand?
Enquirer: What should I do? Do I need to recite Little Houses for this?
Master Lu: For this, you need to recite Little Houses. Now I can see from your Totem, there’s a foreign spirit. There’s a little rabbit. A little rabbit. Did you have a rabbit as a pet at home?
Master Lu: Isn’t this accurate? You had a rabbit, and it died. The foreign spirit is now looking for you. If you keep a pet and you love it very much, then it would look for you after it passes away. Do you understand?
Enquirer: How many Little Houses should I recite?
Master Lu: If you recite now, it’s very simple. You just need to recite 7 Little Houses and it’s enough. You will get better. Okay?
Enquirer: I would like to ask, how many times should I recite for the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) and the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching)?
Master Lu: Recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) and what?
Enquirer: Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching), or other sutras that I need.
Master Lu: Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) or Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching). Recite the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 21 times per day, and see if you can recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 13 times per day. Okay? Then for you… You should recite the Aryavalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Vikurvana Dharani (Kuan Yin Ling Kan Chen Yan). If you don’t recite this… Other people don’t have to recite this, but you have to. Do you understand? This is because your current condition is very bad. You’re declining severely. This Totem is going downhill very severely. You must recite this mantra to stop the decline.
Enquirer: How many times should I recite?
Master Lu: Recite it 21 times per day. Okay? The volunteers are helping you to record all the information. You don’t have to worry. Okay?
Enquirer: I would like to ask about my daughter. Born in 2007, year of the Pig.
Master Lu: A daughter born in 2007, year of the Pig. You can’t ask anymore, you know. 2007, year of the Pig. What would you like to ask about her?
Enquirer: Her health.
Master Lu: Born in the year of the Pig, right?
Enquirer: Right. Very hard to discipline.
Master Lu: Yes, very hard to discipline. Her body is slightly weak. She often catches the cold or flu.
Enquirer: Yes. What Master Lu said is very accurate. She already has asthma.
Master Lu: Around her throat area. She has asthma. Let me tell you, you should raise and educate this girl well. She has a rebellious mind. She has rebellious emotions.
Enquirer: Yes, she already has now. Master Lu, what sutras and mantras should I recite?
Master Lu: You should recite the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) for her as soon as possible.
Enquirer: How many times?
Master Lu: Recite the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times per day for her. “May the Great Compassionate and Great Merciful Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless my daughter, <full name>, so she will be disciplined, and gain wisdom.”
Enquirer: May I ask if she has foreign spirits occupying her body?
Master Lu: Yes.
Enquirer: How many?
Master Lu: It‘s the children that you aborted.
Enquirer: I haven’t had abortions before. But it’s possible that I miscarried them while I was on birth control.
Master Lu: Isn’t miscarriage the same as abortion? Abortion is like miscarriage; miscarriage is like abortion, isn’t it? Do you understand? Okay. Recite 7 Little Houses for your daughter. Okay?
Enquirer: Okay. Thank you.