Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 30
|Received by:||Henry Steel Olcott|
|Received on:||around October 1879|
This is Letter No. 30 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. In it Mahatma Morya advises Henry Steel Olcott about his interactions with others.
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Why be selfish? If there are things to learn, things to see, things good to know for the future of man, why not give a chance equally with yourself to another? If your aversion to Hindoos is so great that the moment has come when you can hear them no longer but crave for solitude, then with the exceptions of a few quarters of an hour a day you will be alone. I will
take care and Damu that M.T. does not annoy you. But 1st do you care to be talked about – you and H.P.B. – are going alone to a [desert place?] English here are no [?] than anywhere else [?]. M.T. is my countryman and I wish him to get his chance equally with
yourself. As soon as H.P.B. receives telegram, go.
Context and background
Mr. Jinarājadāsa made no specific comments about this minor letter.
Physical description of letter
The original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.
Commentary about this letter
Mr. Jinarājadāsa provided this foreword on the series of letters numbered 28-45:
I have arranged the letters which follow, so far as possible, in the order in which they were received. On some, Colonel Olcott has made a memorandum of the date. For others, I have been able to get the date from his Diaries. There are a few, however, of which I am fairly certain as to the year, because of the first script of Master M. referred to already [see Morya:Writing style], but there is no indication anywhere as to the month. Some of the letters bear no signature.
- C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 72-73.
- C. Jinarājadāsa, 70.