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.

An elderly lady with hemiplegic cerebral palsy could not move her arms or legs. Master Lu was very merciful and compassionate, and blessed her on the spot. She was immediately able to stand up from the wheelchair with her back straight and head upright, full of energy.

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Master Lu: Ah-ya. An old lady. Alright. You may ask now.

Enquirer: Respected Master Lu. My mother is 90 years old. She’s been like this for many years. And as for myself, I work in a Buddhist library in Shanghai. In 1970, lunar month of July…

Master Lu: Do you know how to speak Mandarin?

Enquirer: In 1970, lunar month of July, she suddenly had a minor stroke.

Master Lu: He works in a library under the Shanghai Buddhist Association.

Enquirer: Yes. Yes.

Master Lu: And then?

Enquirer: Then a lay Buddhist introduced me to Master Lu’s Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door.

Master Lu: You don’t have to mention this. Just talk about your mother’s illness.

Enquirer: After she had a minor stroke, she’s been having difficulties eating.

Master Lu: What did she have? Minor stroke?

Enquirer: Hm. She can’t stand up, but she can move her limbs. Could you please take a look and see if she…

Master Lu: Can she move her limbs? Can’t move.

Enquirer: She can move her limbs. She can move her legs. She can move her arms. She just can’t stand up. Her lower back was fine before.

Master Lu: What year was she born and what’s her zodiac sign?

Enquirer: 1922, Year of the Dog.

Master Lu: 1922, Year of the Dog?

Enquirer: Hm.

Master Lu: Hm. It’s not life threatening at the moment. Although she… She practised Buddhism in her previous life. However, in her present life, she committed too much negative verbal karmas. She often spoke inappropriately about the younger family members, as well as other people.

Master Lu: Do you understand?

Enquirer: I understand. She is like this.

Master Lu: Like this, like this. Let me tell you, she now… Let me tell you… She has hemiplegia.

Enquirer: Yes.

Master Lu: She is already hemiplegic.

Enquirer: Yes.

Master Lu: But, I can tell you that, her lumbar vertebrae is not completely paralysed. So if she really wants to straighten her lower back, she can still do so.

Enquirer: Hm.

Master Lu: Her central nervous system that controls her upper and lower limbs is still somewhat functional. She can only control her upper limbs but not her lower limbs. Do you understand?

Enquirer: Correct.

Master Lu: Ah. I have explained her situation to you. Now let me tell you, you need to recite Little Houses mindfully and sincerely for her. For this type of condition, it requires 398 Little Houses.

Enquirer: 398 Little Houses.

Master Lu: Ah. And then, you need to tell her…

Enquirer: I have already recited over 1000 Little Houses for her.

Master Lu: Still need to recite. Alright? I can tell you that, there’s a foreign spirit occupying her body.

Enquirer: Ah. There’s a foreign spirit.

Master Lu: Ah. There is a foreign spirit. She had a sister who was very close to her. When her sister passed away, she cried very hard. This sister misses her very much, so she is now occupying your mother’s body. Do you understand?

Enquirer: Her older sister has passed away already.

Master Lu: Her older sister passed away, right?

Enquirer: Hm.

Master Lu: Alright. Do you see? The sister is occupying her body now. Do you understand? Can she speak now? Can she speak?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Madam, do you believe in Master Lu?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Do you believe in Guan Yin Bodhisattva?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Do you believe that you will recover? Your health.. Do you believe that your health will improve?

Enquirer’s mother: It will.

Master Lu: Do you want to stand up by yourself?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Do you want Guan Yin Bodhisattva to help you to stand up?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Alright. Master Lu is now going to bless you. Show everyone that you can stand up, okay?  Okay. The person beside her, please help her up first. Help her up. Help her up. Okay. Madam. You hold onto her. Hold onto her. Okay. Hold onto her. Okay. Can everyone see that? Madam, don’t be nervous. Please don’t be nervous. Let me tell you. Okay. Okay. Stand up for a bit longer. A bit longer. Okay. You see? Can everyone see that? Do you see? No-one is supporting her. Praise Guan Yin Bodhisattva. Okay. You see, she doesn’t want to sit down even if we ask her now. Let her take a seat. So, let me tell all of you, miracles can definitely happen. All of you should practise Buddhism and cultivate your mind sincerely and respectfully. Let me tell you, Madam, compared to earlier, your mental state is much better now. Madam, do you believe that Guan Yin Bodhisattva will save you?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Okay. She’s speaking louder now. Madam, do you believe that Master Lu will save you, so that your health will get better?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Madam, can you eat more?

Enquirer’s mother: Yes.

Master Lu: Okay? Madam, lift your leg for everyone to see. Show everyone that you can lift your leg. You don’t have to stand up, just lift your leg. Oh. Just think about it, everyone. Let me tell you, you should give her red sage [“Danshen” in Chinese] tablets as soon as possible. Ah, and then recite more Little Houses. You’re not performing enough Life Liberation at the moment. You can make a Great Vow for her. You can say, “I sincerely invite the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva to have mercy and compassion for me. Since I am good to my mother, I don’t want my mother to leave me too early. May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva have mercy and compassion for me, so that I can continue to care for my mother.” Guan Yin Bodhisattva has great mercy and compassion. Perhaps your mother’s life can be further extended.

Enquirer: Thank you.

Master Lu: Let me tell you, she can still live for a while. Can I say it? She can’t see me. Please don’t tell her. Do you understand? Yo. She’s looking at me. Very good. Ah-ya. Oh dear. Madam, Master Lu just said that you’ll live for a very long time. Okay? Perform recitations mindfully and sincerely, okay?

Enquirer’s mother: I will.

Master Lu: Can you please speak louder? Okay?

Enquirer’s mother: Okay.

Master Lu: Alright. Can you perform more recitations for her? Okay? Perform Life Liberation. Perform more for her. Release at least 1000 fish. Okay?

Enquirer: Thank you, Master Lu. Could you please have a look at my father? He passed away.

Master Lu: What’s his name?

Enquirer: Chou Chi Fang.

Master Lu: Huh?

Enquirer: “Chou” as in the surname of the former Premier of China.

Master Lu: Eh.

Enquirer: “Chi” as in the Chinese character for “commemoration”. “Fang” as in the Chinese character for “fragrance”.

Master Lu: Chou Chi Fang. When did he pass away?

Enquirer: 1991, on the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year.

Master Lu: 1991.

Enquirer: On the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year.

Master Lu: 1991, Chou Chi Fang. Not good. He’s still in the underworld. Ah, still in the underworld. Not in the Naraka realm [known as “Hell” in English]. In the underworld. Not very good. Do you understand?

Enquirer: How many Little Houses is needed?

Master Lu: You need to recite 49 Little Houses for him. Okay? Okay. Good. You see how she holds her head now? When she first came in, she had her head down. All of you saw that, right? Now her head is straight. Do you see? You see, just now she could barely hold her head up. Okay. Good. Madam. Oh. I hope you will get better. Follow my guidance and perform recitations mindfully and sincerely.

2012 Hong Kong Dharma Function – Extraordinary Case 06