Mahatma Letter No. 25

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People involved
Written by: Morya
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Dates
Written on: unknown
Received on: October 1881 See below.
Other dates: none
Places
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Simla, India
Via: none

This is Letter No. 73 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Mr. Sinnett — you will receive a long letter — posted Sunday at Bombay — from the Brahmin boy. Koot-hoomi went to see him (as he is his chela) before going into "Tong-pa-ngi" — the state in which he now is — and left with him certain orders. The boy has a little bungled up the message so be very careful before you show it to Mr. Hume lest he should again misunderstand my Brother's real meaning. I will not stand any more nonsense, or bad feeling against him, but retire at once.

We do the best we can. M.

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NOTES:

  • Tong-pa-ngi (sTong-pa-ñid) is the Tibetan term for "emptiness" (Sk. Sunyata).

Page 2 - back of page 1

A P Sinnett

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NOTES:

  • British Museum library mark is stamped in red.

Context and background

Physical description of letter

The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. According to George Linton and Virginia Hanson, the letter was written:

In bright red ink, in M script, on a single sheet of heavy rough paper, on one side only. Size about 5" X 7" [12.7 X 17.8 cm]. The salutation looks a little like HPB's script.[1]


Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Notes

  1. George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 74.


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