Born Li Xiu Yuan (李修元)（1130 - 1207） to a former military governor, Li Mao Chun (李茂春).
The history goes like this...
Li Mao Chun was almost 40 and still no children. After fasting for 3 days, he took his wife to Yong Ning Temple to pray for a son.
Upon reaching the Hall of the Five Hundred Arhats, the statue of Mahakasyapa was knocked off its lotus throne. This was considered a sign that the arhat had descended to earth - in the form of his son.
On the 2nd Night of the 2nd Lunar Month 1130, a baby boy was born.
Two days later, Abbot Xin Kong went to visit the baby with presents to offer his congratulations. He knew where the baby came from and his purpose on earth. He named the baby boy " Xiu Yuan".
As he was growing up, Xiu Yuan shows an unusual talent in learning. Later, Xiu Yuan became an outstanding scholar. He had intended to take the imperial examination but, unfortunately, both of his parents died and he had to stay with his uncle.
During the period of mourning, Xiu Yuan studied the Buddhist Classics.
Not long later, at the age of 18, he left his uncle's home and traveled around the country. When he arrived at Hangzhou, all his money had been spent. He decided to become a monk at the Ling Yin Temple near Hangzhou.
When Xiu Yuan entered the temple, the Head Abbot -Yuan Kong immediately knew he was the re-incarnation of Taming Dragon Arhat (降龙罗汉). Abbot Yuan Kong took him in as his disciple and was given the monastic name:Dao-ji（道济）.
Unlike a traditional Buddhist monk, he loved to eat meat and drank wine. The monks, bewildered and fed up with his behavior, expelled Daoji from the monastery. From then on, Daoji roamed the streets and helped people whenever he could.
While cultivating in the Buddha's teaching, Daoji attain magical powers. Even though his eccentric behavior broke the code of conducts in the monastery, Dao Ji used his magic to help people who are in trouble.
Ji Gong passed on during meditation at the Jing Ci Monastery on the 14th day of 5th Lunar month (17 June 1207).
Taoists began to revere Ji Gong as a god from heaven and later adopted him as a deity. Not long after that, Buddhism began to respect him, and added him into the list of Arhats.
During Spiritual Seance Gathering,
He is one of the Chinese Deities who is able to give out potential Lottery Winning Numbers.
Inviting Ji-Gong(济公） Deity to possess the Female Taoist Medium
Take Note:1) For Singaporeans / Malaysians / Indonesians/ Asian Countries:
Ji Gong (济公) do possess the Taoist Medium during Consultation Service in Temple. Approach him if You have important issue to seek help and not to look for him for Lottery Numbers. During his Celebration Day, he may give out Potential Winning Lottery Numbers and he is very good at it if he wants you to strike. Just hang around the Temple or Make-Shift Temple during his Celebration Day and You may get to see the Lottery Numbers written on Joss-Papers.
2) For Folks in Western Countries:
Taoist-Medium Consultation is totally unseen or unheard of in Western Countries. You may know of Ji Gong (济公) from the Novels, China History and from the Movies.
Ji Gong (济公) Statue is good to be worshiped at Home. Make sure the Statue is consecrated. You may seek Lottery Numbers every time and anytime while facing his Statue but not during the time when he possessed the Taoist Medium to give consultation to people with more important issues.
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Consecration Of Taoist/Chinese Deity Statues
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