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| header1 = People involved |
 
| header1 = People involved |
| writtenby        = [[T. Subba Row|Subba Row]]/[[Koot Hoomi]]
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| writtenby        = [[T. Subba Row|Subba Row]]/[[Morya]]/[[Koot Hoomi]]
| receivedby        = [[Morya]]/[[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]]/[[A. P. Sinnett]]
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| receivedby        = [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|H. P. Blavatsky]]
 
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| receiveddate      = June 1882 – see [[Mahatma Letter No. 59#Context and background|below]]
 
| receiveddate      = June 1882 – see [[Mahatma Letter No. 59#Context and background|below]]
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| header3 = Places
 
| header3 = Places
 
| sentfrom          = Coconado, India
 
| sentfrom          = Coconado, India
 
| receivedat        = [[Allahabad, India]]   
 
| receivedat        = [[Allahabad, India]]   
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'''This is Letter No. 132 in Barker numbering.'''  
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This is '''Letter No. 59''' in''' [[The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (book)|''The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett'']], 4th chronological edition'''. It corresponds to '''Letter No. 132''' in '''Barker numbering.'''
  
Letter No. 59 consists of extracts from a letter from T. Subba Row, probably to Mahatma K. H., concerning instructions to Sinnett. Letters Nos. 59 and 60 must be considered together, as they are actually not two letters but one.  
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Letter No. 59 consists of extracts from a letter from T. Subba Row to Mme. Blavatsky, concerning instructions to Sinnett. Letters Nos. 59 and 60 must be considered together, as they are actually not two letters but one.  
  
 
See below for [[Mahatma Letter No. 59#Context and background|Context and background]].
 
See below for [[Mahatma Letter No. 59#Context and background|Context and background]].
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Extracts I got for your benefit — pitying your impatience from "[[Morya|Rishi M.]]" See my note.
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Extracts I got for your benefit — pitying your impatience from "[[Morya|Rishi M.]]" See my note.
  
  
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The power to which he will be introduced by the process in question will no doubt develop wonderful [[clairvoyance|clairvoyant powers]] both as regards sight and sound in some of its higher correlations; and that the highest of its correlations is intended by our Rishi — [[Morya|M]] — to lead the candidate through the first three stages of [[initiation]] if he is properly qualified for it.
 
The power to which he will be introduced by the process in question will no doubt develop wonderful [[clairvoyance|clairvoyant powers]] both as regards sight and sound in some of its higher correlations; and that the highest of its correlations is intended by our Rishi — [[Morya|M]] — to lead the candidate through the first three stages of [[initiation]] if he is properly qualified for it.
  
But I am not prepared to assure [[Alfred Percy Sinnett|Mr. Sinnett]] NOW that I will teach him any of its higher correlations. What I mean to teach him now is a necessary preliminary preparation for studying such correlations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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But I am not prepared to assure [[Alfred Percy Sinnett|Mr. Sinnett]] NOW that I will teach him any of its higher correlations. What I mean to teach him now is a necessary preliminary preparation for studying such correlations.
  
 
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'''NOTES:'''
 
'''NOTES:'''
* The first sentence is written in blue by [[Koot Hoomi|Mahatma K. H.]] The letter itself is written by [[T. Subba Row]] to [[Koot Hoomi|Mahatma K. H.]] At the end, there is long note from Mahatma K. H. that continues on the next letter.
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* The first sentence is written in blue by [[Koot Hoomi|Mahatma K. H.]] The letter itself is written by [[T. Subba Row]] to [[H. P. Blavatsky]]. At the end, there is long note from Mahatma K. H. to [[A. P. Sinnett]] that continues on the next letter.
  
 
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................. my proposal into consideration.
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[Some text missing] my proposal into consideration.
  
 
As I have been wandering here and there since my arrival here I have not been able to complete my second article with reference to [[William Oxley|Mr. Oxley]]'s book.
 
As I have been wandering here and there since my arrival here I have not been able to complete my second article with reference to [[William Oxley|Mr. Oxley]]'s book.
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[[T. Subba Row]].
 
[[T. Subba Row]].
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To Madam [[H. P. Blavatsky]], etc. Coconada 3rd June, 1882.
  
  
 
[Mahatma K. H. writes:]
 
[Mahatma K. H. writes:]
  
To Madam H. P. Blavatsky, etc. Coconada 3rd June, 1882.
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My dear friend, I strongly advise you not to undertake at present a task beyond your strength and means; for <u>once pledged</u> were you to break your promise it would cut you off for years, if not for ever from any further progress. I said from the first to "<u>Rishi</u> [[Morya|M.]]" that his intention was kind but his project wild. How can you in your position undertake any such labour? [[Occultism]] is not to be trifled with. It demands <u>all</u> or nothing. I read your letter to [[T. Subba Row|S.R.]] sent by him to [[Morya]] and I see you do not understand the first principles of ... X.
 
 
My dear friend, I strongly advise you not to undertake at present a task beyond your strength and means; for once pledgedwere you to break your promise it would cut you off for years, if not for ever from any further progress. I said from the first to Rishi "M." that his intention was kind but his project wild. How can you in your position undertake any such labour? Occultism is not to be trifled with. It demands all or nothing. I read your letter to S.R. sent by him to Morya and I see you do not understand the first principles of ... X.
 
  
 
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== Context and background ==
 
== Context and background ==
  
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Letters Nos. 59 and 60 must be considered together, as they are actually not two letters but one. Letter No. 59 consists of extracts from a letter from [[T. Subba Row]] to the [[Morya|Mahatma M.]] concerning instructions to [[A. P. Sinnett]].
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Sinnett had written to Subba Row and the latter had forwarded the letter on to the Mahatma M. with these comments. The Mahatma K.H. has extracted them from Subba Row’s letter for Sinnett’s benefit, since apparently he thinks the Mahatma M. may not give the letter immediate attention.
  
 
== Physical description of letter ==
 
== Physical description of letter ==
  
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The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. According to [[George Linton]] and [[Virginia Hanson]],
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ML-132 consists of abstracts from a letter from [[T. Subba Row|TSR]] to [[Helena Petrovna Blavatsky|HPB]] about [[Alfred Percy Sinnett|APS's]] instruction in occultism, together with comments by [[Koot Hoomi|KH]] on both sides of sheet in blue pencil. [[MLB76|ML-76]] is a continuation of KH's comments (accidentally separated). TSR's writing is on thin rice paper.<ref>George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., ''Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett'' (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 112.</ref>
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[[it:Lettera dei Mahatma n° 132]]

Latest revision as of 17:49, 29 February 2020

Quick Facts
People involved
Written by: Subba Row/Morya/Koot Hoomi
Received by: H. P. Blavatsky
Sent via: unknown
Dates
Written on: unknown
Received on: June 1882 – see below
Other dates: unknown
Places
Sent from: Coconado, India
Received at: Allahabad, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 59 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 132 in Barker numbering.

Letter No. 59 consists of extracts from a letter from T. Subba Row to Mme. Blavatsky, concerning instructions to Sinnett. Letters Nos. 59 and 60 must be considered together, as they are actually not two letters but one.

See below for Context and background.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Extracts I got for your benefit — pitying your impatience — from "Rishi M." See my note.


It would no doubt cause him considerable inconvenience if he were obliged to change his mode of life completely. You will find from the letters that he is very anxious to know beforehand the nature of the Siddhis or wonder-working powers that he is expected to obtain by the process or ritual I intend prescribing for him.

The power to which he will be introduced by the process in question will no doubt develop wonderful clairvoyant powers both as regards sight and sound in some of its higher correlations; and that the highest of its correlations is intended by our Rishi — M — to lead the candidate through the first three stages of initiation if he is properly qualified for it.

But I am not prepared to assure Mr. Sinnett NOW that I will teach him any of its higher correlations. What I mean to teach him now is a necessary preliminary preparation for studying such correlations.

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[Some text missing] my proposal into consideration.

As I have been wandering here and there since my arrival here I have not been able to complete my second article with reference to Mr. Oxley's book.

But I will try my best to finish it as soon as possible.

For the present I beg to remain

Your most obedient servant

T. Subba Row.

To Madam H. P. Blavatsky, etc. Coconada 3rd June, 1882.


[Mahatma K. H. writes:]

My dear friend, I strongly advise you not to undertake at present a task beyond your strength and means; for once pledged were you to break your promise it would cut you off for years, if not for ever from any further progress. I said from the first to "Rishi M." that his intention was kind but his project wild. How can you in your position undertake any such labour? Occultism is not to be trifled with. It demands all or nothing. I read your letter to S.R. sent by him to Morya and I see you do not understand the first principles of ... X.

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NOTES:

Context and background

Letters Nos. 59 and 60 must be considered together, as they are actually not two letters but one. Letter No. 59 consists of extracts from a letter from T. Subba Row to the Mahatma M. concerning instructions to A. P. Sinnett.

Sinnett had written to Subba Row and the latter had forwarded the letter on to the Mahatma M. with these comments. The Mahatma K.H. has extracted them from Subba Row’s letter for Sinnett’s benefit, since apparently he thinks the Mahatma M. may not give the letter immediate attention.

Physical description of letter

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

ML-132 consists of abstracts from a letter from TSR to HPB about APS's instruction in occultism, together with comments by KH on both sides of sheet in blue pencil. ML-76 is a continuation of KH's comments (accidentally separated). TSR's writing is on thin rice paper.[1]

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Notes

  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), 112.