The following case is extracted from “International Buddhist Conference with Master Lu” 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 Lu. Hi.
Master Lu: Hi.
Enquirer: I would like to ask about my husband. 1964, year of the Rabbit, about his career.
Master Lu: 1964, year of the Rabbit. Hm. Oh, your husband, this person, he has good fortune for his career. Do you understand?
Enquirer: I understand.
Master Lu: He always has good fortune for his career. But it’s sometimes good, sometimes bad. Because your husband is relatively stubborn and tough.
Master Lu: Ah. Smart.
Enquirer: The second questions is, my child was born in 1994, year of the Dog.
Master Lu: She doesn’t even know how to ask questions, and she didn’t ask how to resolve her problems. She just jumped into her next question. You’re not here to verify if Master Lu is efficacious or not. You should ask what sutras and mantras you need to recite. The recitation of Little Houses will improve his situation. Right?
Enquirer: How should I help him?
Master Lu: You should recite more Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) for him. Do you understand?
Enquirer: I understand.
Master Lu: You can’t control your husband. Your husband is controlling you.
Enquirer: Yes. My second question, my child was born in the year of the Dog.
Master Lu: Okay, year of the Dog. Let me see, let me continue. Second question is about your child born in the year of the Dog. Which year was it?
Master Lu: 94, year of the Dog. Hm, what would you like to ask?
Enquirer: His studies.
Master Lu: His studies. Ah. Don’t worry. Did you have twins?
Enquirer: No, I didn’t.
Master Lu: If you didn’t, then let me tell you, this child has no problem at school.
Master Lu: Hm. No problem.
Enquirer: Relatively lazy.
Master Lu: He’s just lazy now. Just wait and see, he will be different in the future. You just have to observe your husband, and you will know about your son. Your husband is clever but he has a tricky mind and your son is also like that. He can successfully pass exams by just cramming a few nights before the exam. He doesn’t study normally.
Enquirer: Yes. How can I help him?
Master Lu: How can you help him. You need to recite more Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) for him. You can also recite the Cundi Dharani (Chun Ti Shen Chou) for him, and that will do.
Enquirer: How many times?
Master Lu: Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times, Cundi Dharani (Chun Ti Shen Chou) 27 times. Alright.
Enquirer: Thank you.