Mahatma Letter No. 97
|Written by:||Koot Hoomi|
|Received by:||probably A. P. Sinnett|
|Received on:||December 7, 1882 – see below|
|Received at:||Simla, India|
Page 1 transcription, image, and notes
You will have learned ere now my friend that I was not deaf to your appeal to me, altho' I was unable to answer it as you — and I too — could have wished, by lifting for a moment the everthinning veil between us — "When?" do you ask me? I can but reply "not yet." Your probation is not ended, patience a little longer. — Meanwhile you know the path to travel, it lies plainly before you for the present, tho' the choice of an easier if longer way may await you in the distant future.
Farewell my Brother.
Ever yours in sympathy K. H.
Context and background
Physical description of letter
This short note is on one side of a half-sheet of heavy note paper, size 5" x 8" [12.7 x 20.3 cm], in blue pencil. On the back side is the ending of another letter signed by a woman. The half-sheet was evidently torn from some other letter. 
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), 161.