Mahatma Letter No. 124
|A. P. Sinnett
|possibly Bhola Deva Sarma
|April 1884 – see below
This is Letter No. 124 in The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett, 4th chronological edition. It corresponds to Letter No. 94 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.
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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes
My dear friend — Amid the various and arduous labours it has pleased the venerable Chohan to entrust me with — I had entirely forgotten the "Kiddle incident". You have my explanation. In asking you to keep me the secret I only meant the withholding of certain details that, in their ignorance of the scientific process your and my opponents would take exception to, make of it a pretext for poking fun at occult sciences and finally charge me with clumsy lies and yourself with credulity, or "hero-worship" as the golden-haired nymph of the Vicarage puts it. But if you are prepared to stand the fire of furious denial
and adverse criticism, make of my letter and explanations the best use you can. The several letters and articles in the last numbers of the Theosophist given out with my permission — by Gen. Morgan, Subba Row and Dharani Dhu may pave the way for you. I would not have "the propagation of Theosophy" impeded on my account and to save my name from a few extra blows.
Yours in haste,
Context and background
Physical description of letter
KH script, in green ink, on both sides of a single sheet of heavy note paper.
Commentary about this letter
- George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 208.