Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 30

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Written by: Morya
Received by: Henry Steel Olcott
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: around October 1879
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Bombay
Via: unknown

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.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

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



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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




  • M.T. is my countryman remains unexplained. To be a countryman of Morya, M. T. must have been a Rajput.

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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.

Publication history

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.[2]

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 72-73.
  2. C. Jinarājadāsa, 70.