Mahatma Letter No. 97

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: probably A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: December 7, 1882 – see below
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Simla, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 97 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 70 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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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

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

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. [1]

Publication history

Commentary about this letter


  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), 161.