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.

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Master Lu: Alright. So then, wait a moment. Well, all of you already know that Master Lu is also merciful and compassionate. Just now there was a Dharma friend from Malaysia, she has terminal Illness, already in the final stage of cancer. Today, she was begging Master Lu to perform Totem Enquiry for her. Perform Totem Enquiry for her, perform Totem Enquiry for her. Her number may not be called. I said, “Okay”. So, hopefully everyone will be able to forgive her because she’s in the final stage of cancer. Let’s give her a chance, and let her have her Totem enquired. Invite her to come up to the front. Everyone should know, what is called saving people. This is called saving people. What is called the mercy and compassion of Guan Yin Bodhisattva? This is called mercy and compassion. Do you understand? The virtues of saving a life is greater than the virtues of building a seven-storey Buddhist stupa.

Look at you. Tell her don’t worry. You see, so many living Bodhisattvas are helping you, you don’t have to be sad. Ah. You don’t have to cry. You should know that when you’re with Master Lu, you will definitely be saved. Let me tell you, you don’t have to be upset. Now you can tell me your situation, I will directly help you and perform Totem Enquiry for you, and see how to treat and cure you, okay? You just tell me, whereabouts exactly you’re ill, so I won’t perform an overall enquiry on your Totem. I will directly enquire the core of your illness, okay?

Enquirer: Deepest gratitude to Master Lu. Hm. This year I’m 50 years old. I have severe cancer.

Master Lu: Where’s the cancer?

Enquirer: Outside of my cervix. As of today, even the hospital wouldn’t admit me.

Master Lu: Even the hospital is no longer willing to take you in.

Enquirer: They told me that I only have one month to live.

Master Lu: They said that she only has a few months to live.

Enquirer: Hm. And I feel that my body is changing. It’s very, very painful.

Master Lu: She is feeling more and more pain.

Enquirer: Because I can’t sleep. I can’t eat.

Master Lu: Can’t eat. Can’t sleep. Today, can you stop for a moment. Listen to me. First of all, can you tell me your Chinese zodiac sign?

Enquirer: I was born in the year of the Ox.

Master Lu: Which year of the Ox?

Enquirer: 1961, year of the Ox.

Master Lu: I didn’t know Malaysians are so interesting. When they say the year of birth, 61, they would say it in the same way as in English. Don’t be nervous. Let me take a look for you. Wah, you really do have a problem. Hm. First of all, this Ox of yours, is an old yellow cattle. Ah. An old yellow cattle. So this old yellow cattle, is now walking during sunset. Walking during sunset means the sun is setting. Of course this is not a good sign. But, well, now I’m performing Totem Enquiry for you. Outside of your cervix, around that area, now what I see is that the situation is not as serious as you think. Do you understand? Oh. Now for you, first of all, your immune system is problematic. Immune system, do you understand? Ah. So now, it would be best if you really start to take some supplements. Ah, take some supplements. Secondly, I’m going to tell you the key points. There are 2 foreign spirits occupying your body. They are after your life. In the past, you and your mother-in-law… Has your mother-In-law passed away?

Enquirer: She passed away.

Master Lu: You were very mean to her. You didn’t treat her well. Now you need to be honest with me. If it’s true, then state it as true. If it’s not true, then state it as not true. Let me tell you, now she’s after you to collect karmic debts from you.

Enquirer: Yes.

Master Lu: Does everyone understand? How does Master Lu diagnose illnesses? Let me tell you, firstly, find the root of the problem. If you resolve the root of the problem, you will be saved. I would like to ask you, have you had any operations yet?

Enquirer: Not yet.

Master Lu: Alright. Let me tell you. Your mother-in-law tells me now, you always secretly harmed her. In other words, you always talked behind her back. You said and did harmful things towards her. Do you understand? She’s very upset. She suffered a lot when she passed away. She was very unhappy. She’s here to take your life. Now you tell me, what should you be doing? Shouldn’t you say sorry to her?

Enquirer: Yes.

Master Lu: Say it right now.

Enquirer: I’m sorry, mother-in-law.

Master Lu: Hm. Good. Then, now let me tell you, the number of Little Houses that she requires is a lot. You need to recite 850 Little Houses. Then, what this means is very simple. It means that after you burn 850 Little Houses for her, she may let you go. In other words, she has already set out the condition. If you help her to resolve the problem, there’s a chance for you gain a rebirth. In other words, a chance for you to survive. So it’s up to you. If you’re not willing to recite these Little Houses, then I’m sorry, even Master Lu won’t be able to save you. Do you understand? Also, Guan Yin Bodhisattva will have mercy and compassion for you. Other than that, there is also a foreign spirit of a child that is currently occupying your body. This is a child that you aborted or miscarried, right?

Enquirer: Yes.

Master Lu: Alright, I have found the problem for you. Don’t be upset anymore. Okay? It’s good that you can be saved. I hope you can change your perspective. Since you haven’t had any operations, the cancer cells in your body still have the opportunity to be transformed. Do you understand? You’re not dead yet, don’t act like you’re already dead. You are living well. You’re alive, what are you dying for? So many Bodhisattvas are here. Let me tell you, those who are clapping, all of you have a kind heart and are Bodhisattvas. You’re very kind. Today we have Guan Yin Bodhisattva and so many Bodhisattvas with us. Let me tell you, every one of you here have gained virtues. Do you see? Do you have confidence?

Enquirer: Yes.

Master Lu: Ah, see you’re already better. Live well. So you have nothing left? You will die within 2 months. Every word said by doctors is correct? Every word said by doctors is correct? If every word said by doctors was correct, then there wouldn’t be so many people in the mortuary. You should remember. Let me tell you, about your condition, doctors can’t diagnose it correctly. Do you understand? This is because many people with this type of terminal illness, they’re actually controlled by foreign spirits. When doctors say that a person still has a year to live, he could die within 3 days. Do you understand? So now you can be saved. You should cultivate mindfully and sincerely.

Ah. Now she’s very touched. She’s crying. Alright. Now you listen to what I’ve said to you, alright? I say, you should buy some supplements. It‘s best to get something that would help with the functioning of your organs. So something that would help you to achieve a balance in your physiology. For example, well, I don’t really know the exact supplement. Generally, in Malaysia, what do you have? For example, things like reishi mushroom, you can eat some. Maybe it would help in the process of transforming your cells. Apart from that, every day you should sincerely pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva. I hope that you can make a Grand Vow. This is because I also see that you have some money. You should use this money to perform Life Liberation. Hm. If you don’t use this money, you still won’t be able to take the money with you. It would be better to use the money to save the lives of sentient beings. Right? This is because she’s hiding this money and she wants to save it for another person. I know it all.

Enquirer: Master Lu, what do you think I should do?

Master Lu: She’s convinced. She can be saved. Right? Let me tell you, if you die after 3 months, ah, then you don’t have to believe in Master Lu. Let me tell you, you won’t die. You need to release 1000 fish. You need to make Grand Vows. “For the rest of my life, I will follow Guan Yin Bodhisattva”. Let me tell you, if you die, why would you die? You would die because you haven’t recited enough. Also, in your mind, you’re still hostile towards your mother-in-law. You haven’t completely let it go. Also, what else? You don’t respect and control yourself. You continue to eat live creatures. Eat something, or you keep talking about something. Let me tell you, this would be life-threatening for you. If you don’t do any of the above, Master Lu can guarantee that you won’t die within 3 months. And you can gradually delay the date.

In the past, you have also done good deeds but you have done more harm than good. Do you understand? Alright. Okay, okay. Problem solved. You won’t die. Be happy. Let me tell you. You would die of fear if you listen to the doctors. “Ah-ya, I’m going to die!” It’s okay. Do you understand? Oh. Now I have helped you find the problem. You should perform recitations mindfully and sincerely. You need to kneel down in front of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and make your Great Vow. “Guan Yin Bodhisattva, please help me, <full name>, to eliminate calamities and extend my life. I will eliminate my karmic obstacles due to negative karmas. For the rest of my life I won’t commit any wrongdoings again. Guan Yin Bodhisattva, please forgive me. Please let me extend my life, let me borrow some time from this world and I will use this portion of my life to cultivate mindfully and sincerely. Please help me so that in my next life, I won’t be reborn as a human again to experience suffering.” You can say the above. Guan Yin Bodhisattva is very merciful and compassionate. “I will recite for all the things in my current and previous lives.” For the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen), you must recite 7 times per day. Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen), okay? Ah.

Enquirer: What else?

Master Lu: See? Even the voice when she talks is different now. Can you see? Immediate effect. Ah, happy now? Ah. Originally, she was going to leave the money for her daughter. Now she’s not going to leave the money. Alright, let me tell you. Okay. The rest is okay. Please remember. Ah. Cultivate mindfully and sincerely. What I see now, around your uterus, it’s not completely black. The colour is similar to dark green but it’s not black. If the colour was completely black, then it would mean that this person is about to die. You can still be saved. You should live well. Ah. We live in this world not just for ourselves, we live for all sentient beings. It’s easy for you to just die, but what about your child and the rest of your family? Right? It would be very painful for them. So you should live strong and brave, alright?

Enquirer: Okay. Thank you, Master Lu.

Master Lu: Alright, alright. Okay. Later I will tell you what to recite, okay? Oh, I have already told you. Alright, alright. You may go now.

Enquirer: Thank you.

Master Lu: You may go now. See? She stood up by herself. Do you see? Full of energy. Standing up with a straight back. Do you see? When she came, she needed two people to carry her. Ah. All of you can be witnesses for me. Alright, alright, alright. Happy now? Look at yourself! You are all fine now. Ah-yo! My goodness. I’m going to die! All of you tell me. Will she die? Really. Today all of you are witnessing this on the spot. Do you understand? You have to save people. You must learn from Master Lu. All of you must transform into one of the thousand hands and one of the thousand eyes of Guan Yin Bodhisattva and save all sentient beings. Let me tell all of you. Bodhisattva… Guan Yin Bodhisattva has always been here, and has never left us. You can keep on clapping. Let me tell you, all of you today who are clapping, all the blockages in your blood vessels will be removed. In your body, all the painful parts won’t be painful anymore. Alright. Thank you everyone. Thank you everyone.