Mahatma Letter No. 129

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Dates
Written on: unknown
Received on: August 1884
Other dates: none
Places
Sent from: unknown
Received at: London
Via: none
This is Letter No. 60 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.



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Cover sheet

A. P. Sinnett Esq


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  • Followed by characters in an unknown script.

Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

My good friend — Shakespeare said truly that "our doubts are traitors." Why should you doubt or create in your mind ever growing monsters? A little more knowledge in occult laws would have set your mind at rest long ago, avoided many a tear to your gentle lady and pang to yourself. Know then that even the chelas of the same guru are often made to separate and keep apart for long months while the process of development is going on — simply on account


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  • Text is written at bottom of page

Page 1 - bottom

of the two contrary magnetisms that attracting each other prevent mutual and INDIVIDUALIZED development in some one direction. There is no offence meant or even possible. This ignorance has caused of late immense suffering on all sides. When shall you trust implicitly, in my heart if not in my wisdom for which I claim no recognition on your part? It is extremely painful to see you


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NOTES:

  • Text was written upside-down at the top of the sheet.

Page 2

wandering about in a dark labyrinth created by your own doubts every issue of which, moreover, you close with your own hands. I believe you are now satisfied with my portrait made by Herr Schmiechen and as dissatisfied with the one you have? Yet all are like in their way. Only while the others are the productions of chelas, the last one was painted with M.'s hand on the artist's head, and often on his arm.

K.H.

Pray remain for the Wednesday meeting — if you feel you are not to leave the INNER CIRCLE. Otherwise — go, remembering my friendship had WARNED YOU. Only avoid, if you do, hurting the feelings of those who sin thro' an excess, not lack of devotion.


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Context and background

Physical description of letter

The original is in the British Library, Folio 3. George Linton and Virginia Hanson described the letter this way:

KH script in blue pencil on a single sheet of heavy rough paper which looks as though it had been cut by hand. The envelope is preserved in the folio, It is a small white one, bearing only the address "A. P. Sinnett, Esq." in blue pencil and KH script. Beneath this are some unrecognizable characters. There is no stamp or postmark.[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), 200.


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