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 2 year-old child with cerebral palsy who could not stand up was crying and screaming on stage. Master Lu was very merciful and compassionate, and blessed the child on the spot. The crying instantly stopped and the child was able to stand up. Using his transcendental ability, Master Lu was able to see that the cause of the cerebral palsy was that the mother had several abortions and the foreign spirits were occupying the child’s body.
Master Lu: Okay. You may ask.
Enquirer: Hello respected Master Lu. My child had neonatal jaundice but we delayed the treatment, and this resulted in cerebral palsy. He can’t walk, can’t speak, and can’t sit.
Master Lu: How old is he?
Enquirer: Over 2 years.
Master Lu: Over 2 years, right? Ah-ya. Let me take a look for him. What year and what’s the zodiac sign?
Enquirer: 2009, Year of the Ox.
Master Lu: Let me tell you, you had several abortions.
Master Lu: All of these foreign spirits are occupying your child’s body. Listen to Master Lu, okay? Can you recite for him… Now you need to recite 108 Little Houses and address them to the “Karmic Creditor of <his full name>”.
Enquirer: I have already recited several hundred Little Houses.
Master Lu: Okay? Recite another 108 Little Houses.
Enquirer: Okay. What about my Karmic Creditor?
Master Lu: Don’t ask about yours yet. Okay? Is it true that your child has never been able to stand up by himself?
Master Lu: He‘s never been able to stand still, correct?
Enquirer: He can’t even sit.
Master Lu: Yeah. Let me tell you, it’s those foreign spirits collecting karmic debts from you. They’re occupying his body and making you suffer because you made them suffer. Typically, a spirit born into this world can live for 70 years. But after you killed them, their souls and spirits have nowhere to go, and they become wandering spirits. These spirits would then occupy your body. Sometimes they would occupy your child’s body, making your child suffer, which makes you suffer even more. Do you understand?
Enquirer: I understand.
Master Lu: Now, you must perform recitations mindfully and sincerely. Let me tell you, for situations like this, when foreign spirits are occupying your child’s body… I can tell you that, without at least 1000 Little Houses, you won’t be able to resolve the problem.
Enquirer: Do I have to recite all of the Little Houses myself? Can I get help…
Master Lu: If you ask others to help you, you must find someone who is reliable. In other words, if the reciter is not reliable, then it would not be effective. Do you understand? The recitations must be reliable. Do you understand?
Enquirer: I understand.
Master Lu: Okay?
Enquirer: For Daily Recitation, the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 49 times. Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times. Is that okay?
Master Lu: The Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 49 times.
Enquirer: Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times, and Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 3 times. Is that okay?
Master Lu: Hm. Recite the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 5 times for him.
Enquirer: Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 5 times. Is 7 times for the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) okay?
Master Lu: Hm. That’s fine.
Enquirer: Can this child go to school in the future?
Master Lu: Very difficult. Master Lu is being honest with you.
Master Lu: I only speak the truth. This is what I see. It’s very difficult. Just now I asked Bodhisattva to bless him. He’s quiet now. If I bless him again, perhaps… His legs… He might be able to stand up for a few seconds. He‘s never been able to stand up. Please wait. Ey. Ey. You see? You see? Do you see? Help him to extend his legs. Is he making any sound now? Alright. This means he can be saved. Ah. I can tell you, he can be saved. You have not recited nearly enough Little Houses. Recite mindfully and sincerely. Please don’t ask anymore. I can tell you that, this child… Basically… Won’t have much of a future, and he won’t live long. It’s unfortunate. Life is full of suffering. Do you understand?
Enquirer: So now, do we still continue with Chinese medicine treatment?
Master Lu: Now the child is taking Chinese medicine, right?
Master Lu: You can continue to give him Chinese medicine. The main thing is that you should perform a large amount of Life Liberation as soon as possible. Perhaps after you release several thousand fish, or even over ten thousand fish, he would change suddenly. You should not stop reciting Little Houses.
Enquirer: Then should I make a Great Vow for him?
Master Lu: Yes. You just need to make a Great Vow for yourself. Do you understand?
Enquirer: So he… Could you please bless him so he can sleep better at night?
Master Lu: Ey…How many people can I save alone? Only you can save yourselves. Bless him… Just now I have already blessed him. Didn’t he stop? It’s like a massage. You get a massage, “Oh-yo, very nice.” Then after a while you’ll feel pain again. Right? If people take good care of their body, then they won’t have pain anymore. Do you understand? Ey. He just stood up. He stood up. Ey. Alright. Practise Buddhism mindfully and sincerely.
Enquirer: So Master Lu, I want to ask, why won’t those aborted children leave?
Master Lu: You see? He’s standing. He’s still standing. Do you see? Ah. Why won’t those aborted children leave? You are very cruel. One of the foetuses was already mature when you killed it. Do you understand? It was months old. Do you understand? You see. What kind of mother is that? She even had to ask, “Why haven’t they left?” Let me tell you, those foreign spirits are listening. They won’t forgive you once you say that. You shouldn’t speak inappropriately here. You have to change yourself. “Ah-ya. I’m sorry. I will definitely perform recitations mindfully and sincerely.” That will do. “Why won’t you leave? You took my money already. Why won’t you leave?” I say that you don’t want to live anymore.
Enquirer: I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
Master Lu: Quiet now. You see? Do you understand? Alright. Alright. Perform recitations mindfully and sincerely. It’s very unfortunate. I don’t want to tell her how long her child will live. I know the answer.