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 4 year-old child with cerebral palsy could not speak or walk. Master Lu was very merciful and compassionate, and pointed out that there was a powerful foreign spirit occupying this child’s body. The wrongdoings committed during the child’s previous lives had caused the karmic fruits that the child is experiencing in this life. Master Lu particularly instructed parents that when young children have fever, it should be taken seriously. This would be the time when foreign spirits attempt to enter children’s bodies.
Master Lu: Alright. You may ask now.
Enquirer: Hi Master Lu, my daughter was born in 2007, Year of the Pig. When she was 9 months old, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Now she’s four and a half. Can’t talk, can’t walk.
Master Lu: Is it the child that you‘re holding now?
Master Lu: Ah. So unfortunate. What year was she born?
Enquirer: 2007, Year of the Pig.
Master Lu: Cerebral palsy?
Master Lu: 2007. Ah. Her souls and spirits are not complete. Oh. How about this… It will be difficult for this child to live to an old age. Do you understand? Please don’t be upset. I can only see two methods. First one is to perform a large amount of Life Liberation as soon as possible. Do you understand? The other one is to perform the Recalling of Souls and Spirits, so that her souls and spirits would return to her body. You need at least 1300 Little Houses. Wait until you finish reciting 1300 Little Houses, and see if there are any changes in her condition. What I can see now is that the foreign spirit occupying her brain is not an ordinary one. It’s a powerful one, like… The spirit on her body is similar to a deity. Do you understand?
Enquirer: I understand.
Master Lu: This deity would often cause her to, um… Sometimes she would cry, and say some strange things afterwards. Sometimes she gets sick and has a fever continuously.
Enquirer: She has been constantly having fever since she was six and a half months old.
Master Lu: Remember…
Enquirer: She has been having a fever every second week.
Master Lu: Let me tell you something. In this world, whenever there’s a foreign spirit trying to enter someone’s body… Please be sure to remember that, when children are having fever, you must take it seriously. When a foreign spirit intends to occupy a child’s body, it will first cause the child to have fever. Once the child has a fever… When the child has lost consciousness, and is not in control of the mind, the foreign spirit can then enter the child’s body. When the child is conscious, the foreign spirit can’t occupy the body. This is also why people who are drunk are susceptible to having foreign spirits entering their body. Do you see? When you are not drunk, foreign spirits can’t enter your body. When you are drunk, you lose control of your mind, then foreign spirits can enter your body. Do you understand? When you drink, don’t get drunk. Alright. If you want to invite this deity to leave, you would need at least 1000 Little Houses. Also, you need to recite the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) continuously. You need to recite this at least 5 times per day. Do you understand? This is because this child committed wrongdoings in her previous lives. Alright?
Enquirer: What about the Daily Recitation that I should perform for her?
Master Lu: Now you should recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 49 times per day for her. The Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen), like I just said, 5 times per day. The Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 49 times per day. Alright? The most important thing is Little Houses. Alright?
Enquirer: Thank you.
Master Lu: Okay.