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 30 year-old young man had cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Using his transcendental ability, Master Lu was able to see that the young man likes to consume animal products and has a narrow mindset, which exacerbated his condition. Master Lu even pointed out that he did not truly believe in Buddhism. He admitted all of the above.
Enquirer: Hi, Master Lu.
Master Lu: Hi.
Enquirer: I was born in 1977, Year of the Snake. I’ve had cholangiocarcinoma for three years, and it has already spread. I would like to ask you… Well… Because our family has been reciting Little Houses for over a year.
Master Lu: Cholangiocarcinoma, right?
Master Lu: Cholangiocarcinoma… Let me see. Oh. You’ve already had surgery.
Master Lu: Round of applause! Let me tell you, it’s not about whether you will recover or not. Now you have to watch what you eat. You should not have oily or greasy food. Do you understand? You are obsessed with food, you. Do you understand? Now when you eat something stimulating, you‘ll feel discomfort in your liver, gall bladder, and bile duct. Every time you eat that sort of food you’ll feel something. But the pain will stop after a while. Is that correct?
Master Lu: I can tell you that, at the moment, the cancer has not completely spread. But it has spread a little bit… Spread to your stomach and intestines. It’s been getting worse over time. Your digestive system has been getting weaker.
Enquirer: Yes, my digestion is not good now.
Master Lu: So I would like to kindly advise you to choose lighter food. You absolutely should not consume live creatures again. This is because for people who consume live creatures, their bodies are likely to be acidic. People whose bodies are alkaline would be less likely to develop cancer. This is a medically proven fact. Therefore, I hope that you can practise vegetarianism often. Okay?
Master Lu: Also, you should be more benevolent. Do you know what your biggest problem is? You have a bad temper. And you cannot forget your past, all those unhappy memories. Right?
Enquirer: Hm. Yes.
Master Lu: Yes. You still need to think about it. Alright. It’s not a big deal. You won’t die anytime soon. Two years. I can guarantee you. Next year, if I come back to Hong Kong, and you can come and see me, I guarantee that you will be fine.
Enquirer: Okay. No problem.
Master Lu: Alright, alright.
Enquirer: But I would like to ask… Basically, regarding Little Houses, I can offer 7 to 14 Little Houses per day.
Master Lu: Per week?
Enquirer: Per day.
Master Lu: Per day? How can you recite that many?
Enquirer: My family.
Master Lu: Oh. I was wondering how you can recite all of these by yourself. Hm. Your entire family is reciting. That’s fine. You have to say the following, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <full name>, so that my cancer cells won’t spread, and I can recover. I will recite 49 Little Houses to repay my karmic debts to my Karmic Creditor.” After you state that, you recite 49 Little Houses as a batch. Afterwards you take a break and then you make another vow, instead of just reciting over 10 Little Houses per day. It would not be as effective. Do you understand?
Enquirer: I understand.
Master Lu: This is a method. Alright?
Enquirer: About my Daily Recitation, I currently recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 49 times per day.
Master Lu: Hm.
Enquirer: Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 21 times per day.
Master Lu: Hm.
Enquirer: Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra (Wang Sheng Chou) 21 times per day.
Master Lu: Hm. And the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen).
Enquirer: 5 times per day.
Master Lu: Alright. No problem. I can tell you that, there are no major issues. You are already recovering. Aright? Very good. This is because in the past he didn’t believe in Buddhism. Correct?
Master Lu: Now that he believes, he can be saved. Alright. Alright.
Enquirer: Thank you.
Master Lu: Please be patient. Alright. Next.