Mahatma Letter No. 27
|Received by:||A. P. Sinnett|
|Received on:||October 1881|
|Received at:||Simla, India|
M K. H. enclosure
Page 1 transcription, image, and notes
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.