Q069: Dear Master Lu, how come I can see spirits around me? Is there any method to stop me from seeing them?

Generally, under the following three conditions we are likely to see spirits:

  1. People with a lot of “Yin” energy are likely to see spirits. These people tend to be chronically ill or lack “Yang” energy. If you have too much “Yin” energy then you should recite more Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) and also try to get more sun.
  2. People who cultivate on an incorrect path are also likely to see spirits. It is therefore very important for us not to recite sutras and mantras, perform postures or rituals, or follow procedures that are not yet taught by Master Lu. We should just focus on reciting the sutras and mantras included in the Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, performing Life Liberation, making Great Vows, cultivating our minds, and practising Buddhism.
  3. If foreign spirits are occupying your body, then you are also likely to see spirits. For example, if you are driving a Toyota, then you are more likely to notice other Toyotas on the road. You should recite Little Houses (Hsiao Fang Tzu) and offer them to your Karmic Creditor. To determine whether you need to recite Little Houses for your Karmic Creditor, you can refer to Q&A 004 on “How to determine if foreign spirits are occupying our body”. You can also make a judgement based on your current condition and your dreams.


[Updated 2012.04.26]