Mahatma Letter No. 59

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Written by: Subba Row/Koot Hoomi
Received by: Morya/H. P. Blavatsky/A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: June 1882 – see below
Other dates: none
Sent from: Coconado, India
Received at: Allahabad, India
Via: none

This is Letter No. 132 in Barker numbering.

Letter No. 59 consists of extracts from a letter from T. Subba Row, probably 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.

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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.



  • The first sentence is written in blue by Mahatma K. H. The letter itself is written by T. Subba Row. At the end, there is long note from Mahatma K. H. that continues on the next letter.

Page 2

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 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.

[Mahatma K. H. writes:]

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

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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