Mahatma Letter No. 27
|Received by:||A. P. Sinnett|
|Received on:||October 1881|
|Received at:||Simla, India|
This is Letter No. 27 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 101 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.
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Received Simla, 1881.
Your letter received. I believe you had better try and see whether you could not make your ideas less polemical and dry than his. I begin to think there may be some stuff in you, since you are able so to appreciate my beloved friend and brother. I have attended to the Brahmin boy's letter and erased the offensive sentence replacing it with another. You can now show it to the Maha Sahib; him so proud in his bakbak humility and so humble in his pride. As
for phenomena you will have none — I have written through Olcott. Blessed is he who knows our Koothoomi and blessed is he who appreciates him. What I now mean you will understand some day. As for your A.O.H. I know him better than you ever will.
Context and background
Physical description of letter
In bright red ink, in a medium sized scrawl on both sides of a single sheet of very heavy rough paper with uneven edges, about 4" X 6" [10.2 X 15.2 cm] in size. The initial "M" at the end does not have the usual "tail." The letter is typical of M's brusque manner, having no salutation or complimentary closing.
Commentary about this letter
- George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 76.