Mahatma Letter to Judge No. 1

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Written by: Morya
Received by: William Quan Judge
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: probably 1892
Received on: unknown
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: unknown
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 1 in Echoes of the Orient: The Writings of William Quan Judge.[1] Mahatma Morya provides encouragement and advice to William Quan Judge.

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Brave soldiers need neither orders nor constant encouragement. Pursue the lines laid down long ago and "we will look out for results." As said by me in S.D., Ātma is Karma,so all results flowing from sincere work will be right, if you are detached. I have spoken to Heliodore in the West, and she may go to India in '93. Be wise and prudent and expect nothing for this is an age of darkness. Thou my Son cannot be too careful. Beware of the "iron rule." You are to sow seed. Pay all your attention to that and force not the growth. Be ever gentle with the rebellious disciples in your care as we with you. Blessings.




Context and background

Physical description of letter

This undated latter is in the handwriting of Master M. The original is in the archives of the former Point Loma Theosophical Society.

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Many Theosophists believe that no letters were sent by the Mahatmas after the death of H. P. Blavatsky in 1891, because as she told Constance Wachtmeister, "the day for phenomena was past."[2]


Heliodore was a spiritual name given by one of the Masters of the Wisdom to Annie Besant. H. P. Blavatsky discussed this name in a previous letter to Judge, as quoted by Constance Wachtmeister:

In this letter H.P.B. speaks of Annie Besant as “the soul of honour and uncompromisingly truthful,” and describes her heart as “one single unbroken diamond, . . . transparent so that anyone can see how filled to the brim it is with pure, unadulterated theosophy and enthusiasm.” ”UNSELFISHNESS AND ALTRUISM,” continues H.P.B., “is Annie Besant’s name, but with me and for me she is Heliodore, a name given to her by a Master, and that I use with her, it has a deep meaning. It is only a few months she studies occultism with me in the innermost group of the E.S., and yet she has passed far beyond all others.[3]

Heliodore isthe name of a yellow gem stone that may help to trigger mental telepathy and creativity, and which resonates with the crown chakra.

Additional resources


  1. Dara Eklund, compiler and editor. "Transcription of the Two Letters from master M." Echoes of the Orient: The Writings of William Quan Judge (Pasadena, California: Theosophical University Press, 2011), lvi.
  2. Constance Wachtmeister, "H.P.B. And The Present Crisis In The Theosophical Society" Theosophy in Australasia (July 5, 1895), 5-8. For a more extended quotation see website.
  3. H. P. Blavatsky letter to W. Q. Judge. March 27, 1891. Quoted by Constance Wachtmeister in "H.P.B. And The Present Crisis In The Theosophical Society" Theosophy in Australasia (July 5, 1895), 5-8. Available at website.