Mahatma Letter No. 39

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Written by: Morya
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Dates
Written on: unknown
Received on: January, 1882 - see below
Other dates: unknown
Places
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Bombay, India
Via: unknown 

This is Letter No. 39 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 115 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Cover sheet

Received during brief visit to Bombay in January, 1882.

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NOTES:

Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

It was certainly K.H.'s and my great desire that since Scott could not attend the anniversary you should — not to take any part in its proceedings but simply — be present at it. This hapless organization will once more exhibit its representation without one single European of position and influence. But neither of us would force a course of action — against your wish — upon you. Therefore what I say must not be construed into an order or urgent request. We think it good — but you must obey your own cool judgment — the more so as perhaps to-day marks

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Page 2

a crisis. One reason for my calling you was K.H.'s wish that you should be brought under certain magnetic and other occult influences that would favourably act upon yourself in future.

I will write more to-morrow for I yet hope you will give us a day or two and so let us have time to see what can be done for you by Khoothoomi.

M.

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Context and background

Physical description of letter

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

In red ink on both sides of a single sheet of heavy smooth folded paper, about 9" X 13" [22.9 X 33.0 cm]. The lettering is large and the script somewhat different from that of ML-114.[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), 89.