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 Buddhist follower was speaking in an undecipherable language, leading to laughter from the audience. Using his transcendental ability, Master Lu revealed that it was because a foreign spirit, a Russian aristocrat, was occupying her body for over 30 years. She waved excitedly and made full prostrations to confirm that Master Lu was correct. After Master Lu blessed her and the promise of Little Houses by the lady, the foreign spirit immediately spoke in Chinese and agreed to leave.

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Enquirer 1: Hello Master Lu.

Master Lu: Hi.

Enquirer 1: I’m from Harbin, China. [Then speaks in a foreign language.]

Master Lu: Is anyone translating for her?

Enquirer 2: Master Lu, she’s from Harbin, China. This time we have come for the Disciple Induction Ceremony. Before she came here, the foreign spirit occupying her body has been pushing her to become your disciple. Ever since I went back to Changchun, China, she’s been sick. Also, her legs are not good.

Master Lu: What’s that?

Enquirer 2: Her legs are not good.

Master Lu: Oh. Oh.

Enquirer 2: Ever since she came to Hong Kong, she’s been speaking in this ”cosmic language”. That’s why we said to Robin that we would like Master Lu to have a look for her.

Master Lu: What’s that?

Enquirer 2: ”Cosmic language”. What she speaks.

Master Lu: Oh. She keeps speaking in this ”cosmic language”.

Enquirer 2: Yes. No-one can understand what she’s saying.

Master Lu: Hm.

Enquirer 2: So I decided to bring her to you to have a look. The foreign spirit has been making every effort to ensure that she comes here to see Master Lu.

Master Lu: Hm. What illness does she have?

Enquirer 2: She was born in 1964, Year of the Ox.

Master Lu: She has problems with her legs, right?

Enquirer 2: 1964, Year of the Dragon. Could you please take a look and see what’s going on with this foreign spirit?

Master Lu: She has problems with her legs?

Enquirer 2: She does have problems with her legs. I don’t really know much about her. She called me, and told me that she lives in Harbin.

Master Lu: First of all, does she know how to recite Little Houses?

Enquirer 2: She does. She recites.

Master Lu: You know how to recite, right?

Enquirer 1: [Speaks in a foreign language.]

Master Lu: All of you, please don’t laugh. Let me tell you… Well, what language is she speaking now?

Enquirer 1: [Speaks in a foreign language.]

Master Lu: Oh. This isn’t the language that she normally speaks?

Enquirer 2: No, it isn’t.

Master Lu: Oh. I know. I know now. All of you, you shouldn’t be laughing at her. It’s the foreign spirit that is speaking right now. Oh dear. This is another phenomenon that you are witnessing. Now Master Lu will invite the foreign spirit to leave her. You see, the foreign spirit is greeting me. Do you see? The foreign spirit is saying that I am a Bodhisattva. I can understand. Tell her… Okay. If she recites 820 Little Houses, then gradually, this foreign spirit will leave.

Enquirer 2: Master Lu, who is this foreign spirit?

Master Lu: This is a foreigner. A Russian. You see? Now she has regained her consciousness. Do you see? Now she has regained consciousness. The foreign spirit left. You see? Did everyone see that? Do you understand now? Something extraordinary has just happened here. You see?

Enquirer 2: In fact, Master Lu, the reason we asked you to take a look at her is because we would like to show this to more people, so that they will understand.

Master Lu: A Russian foreign spirit, an aristocrat in the past.

Enquirer 1: Thank you.

Master Lu: You see? She‘s back. She‘s back.

Enquirer 1: Thank you, Master Lu.

Master Lu: Do you see?

Enquirer 1: I’ve been like this for many years. [Then switches to the foreign language.]

Master Lu: She’s back again.

Enquirer 2: She said that this foreign spirit has been occupying her body for over 30 years.

Master Lu: Over 30 years.

Enquirer 2: The foreign spirit would not leave regardless of the method she used. She definitely will…

Master Lu: Master Lu often… You will always find the solution if you come to see Master Lu. Why do so many people around the world come to see me? This is the reason. Alright. Practise Buddhism mindfully and sincerely. Okay…

Enquirer 1: How many Little Houses are needed?

Master Lu: Oh-yo. How many Little Houses.

Enquirer 2: Master Lu tells you 820 Little Houses.

Master Lu: 820 Little Houses for you. And you will leave. Do you understand? Will you leave or not? Can you leave her? Guan Yin Bodhisattva will protect and bless you so that you can proceed to a better place. Can you please leave her body? Alright? Can you say something in Chinese?

Master Lu: Say “I will.”

Enquirer 1: I will. [Speaks in Chinese.]

Master Lu: Will you? Speak in Chinese. You see? Alright. Oh-yo. Dear me. Everyone, think about it. How tired Master Lu must be. In the future, not only do I need to perform Totem Enquiries, I also need to be multilingual.

2012 Hong Kong Dharma Function – Extraordinary Case 07