The following case is extracted from “The Art of Applying Comprehensive Metaphysics” Grand Dharma Function in Hong Kong 2012. Master Lu performed Totem Enquiries live on stage and answered questions from the audience to help them overcome difficulties with 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 are to be stated. If a deceased person is being enquired, then the full name of the deceased and the exact written characters of the name are to be stated.
A mother shared her experience on stage. During the Grand Dharma Function, her 2 year-old child called Master Lu “Bodhisattva” and actively asks the mother to take her to perform Life Liberation. After performing Totem Enquiry for the child, Master Lu gave advice regarding health issues and revealed that the child had practised Buddhism in previous lives.
Master Lu: Young one.
Enquirer: Hi Master Lu! Hi everyone! I’m very happy. I would like to share something with everyone. As soon as Master Lu came, my child instantly said, “Mama, Bodhisattva!” Then she was very happy. She usually claps with her hands here, like this. But at that time, she was clapping with her hands above her head. When I was preparing milk for her just now, she thought we were going to leave this place. She kept saying towards the stage: ”Bye bye, Bodhisattva.” ”Bye bye, Bodhisattva.”
Master Lu: Thank you.
Enquirer: I’m very happy today.
Master Lu: In fact, most children under the age of 5 are able to see beings from the spiritual world.
Enquirer: Yes. So I would like to ask Master Lu to take a look for her. This child was born in 2010, Year of the Tiger. When she was born, everything was fine. After 20 days, an angioma was found in her hand. Angioma is another challenge that modern medical science cannot resolve. At that time, we were at the hospital for treatments but there wasn’t much effect after 2 months. A scar was left on her hand. About 2 months later, I started to practise Buddhism. The scar gradually faded away. But, the scar left from the treatment was still visible. So I would like to ask, is it possible for this scar to disappear completely?
Master Lu: What year was she born? What’s her zodiac sign?
Enquirer: 2010, Year of the Tiger.
Master Lu: No problem. Perform recitations for her mindfully and sincerely.
Master Lu: For this scar to be gone completely… 8 months.
Enquirer: 8 months.
Master Lu: Hm.
Enquirer: Then how should I recite Little Houses for her?
Master Lu: You recite 49 Little Houses for her. Recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 21 times per day for her, Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 21 times per day, and Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 5 times per day.
Enquirer: 21, 21, 5. And a total of 49 Little Houses.
Master Lu: Yes.
Enquirer: Alright. Thank you very much. Thank you.
Master Lu: It should be fine.
Enquirer: Thank you.
Enquirer’s daughter: Thank you.
Master Lu: Alright. In the future, you should teach her how to perform recitations.
Enquirer: Yes. I think that spiritually, she’s very sensitive. Recently we’ve been planning to come to this Dharma Function. We usually perform Life Liberation every weekend. But for the 3 or 4 days before coming to this Dharma Function, she kept saying to me, “Mama, release fish.” So I would take her to release fish.
Master Lu: She practised Buddhism in her previous life.
Enquirer: Thank you.
Master Lu: Alright. Next.