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Posted by Susan ( on August 11, 2000 at 14:07:22:

In Reply to: HELP MY BROTHER??? posted by EOLA on August 09, 2000 at 11:49:00:

Calm down here, I know the anxity that your family must be going through and also your brother. Ask him to speak to a Chaplain and even if they know nothing about Buddhism, they may have some books on the subject and if not, then find the Bible and start reading- I am referring to your brother.
Give him something he knows and is familiar with. You are allowed to send in information in a printed form like making copies. That is acceptable but they won't allow you to mail in books or anything like that. They will allow you to mail a picture, so perhaps if you have one of His Holiness, they will allow that. You did not mention if you are a Buddhist yourself? You could suggest on a practical basis to just learn to breath which is something like this. Take inbreath up to 1,2,3 hold 4,5, and exhale on 6,7.
Keep repeating this and it should slow down the inner turmoil of his mind. Remember that nothing is an accident and every experience is through a karmic condition from the past. Tomorrow is a high day so all of us lets say some prayers for this man inside a jail, can't lose nothing by it.
I have a friend who spent alot of time inside and I would be willing to give you his E-mail if you wish to E-mail me. I have only been on the outside looking in, never on the inside looking out. It will be alright, just quietly sit still here and send him your love. If there is a mother involved here, you get to her and hold her tight as she is suffering hard right now. Sorry for long the message here. If you can afford to take his collect calls, that will help and also lots of mail. Its not the end of the world for him, just tell him to be cool and not to get himself in trouble while he is there.



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