The Master was seventy-four in 1913, and had gone to the capital on important Buddhist Association affairs. He spoke with Prime Minister Hsiung Hsi Ling and Minister of the Interior Jen K'e Ch'eng, whose efforts helped to protect Buddhism. In 1914, the Master, then seventy-five, returned to Chicken Foot Mountain, where he oversaw the repair of monasteries and temples. Traveling through Tibet. he visited thirteen great monasteries. The Master was seventy-six in 1915. After the transmission of the precepts in the spring, the eighteen-year-old daughter of an imperial scholar named Ting, a native of Teng Ch'uan county, suddenly lapsed into a coma. Upon waking, she spoke with a male-sounding voice, and angrily accused her father, saying, "You presumed upon your position to falsely accuse me of being a thief and are therefore responsible for my death. I am Tung Chan Piao; do you remember? King Yama has allowed me to avenge this eight-year grudge!" With that, she grabbed a knife and chased after Ting.
The gatha says:
Cause and effect cannot be escaped.
Making karma, you must receive the retribution.
If today a ghost demands your life,
It is because of your murderous mind in the past.