My very dear Jenny,
Thank you very much for your kind letter. Clinically, in the West, there is no full explanation for the development of disease. That’s why this stroke is a new phenomenon for you. It might be useful to recite this mantra, seven times a day:
OM TONBOLLI TONBOLLI SUR SUR ME ME SHIG SHIG SVAHA
If you recite this mantra seven times every day, it will prevent you from having another stroke. Actually, it would have been best to have recited it right after you had the first stroke. Only do it if you like to recite it, though, I’m not making any rules for people’s lives.
Generally, if strokes come again and again, it gets more difficult. Of course, I pray for any one who writes to me, for those who think, see, hear, or touch me, or those who have died and whose names have been given to me. I have promised to pray for all of these people. But prayers cannot work, in reality, according to Buddhist explanations, unless there is good karma from the person’s side. The prayer itself can also cause good karma.
Please take care with a good heart full of love and compassion for others.
Much love and prayer...