Mahatma Letter No. 50

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: unknown
Dates
Written on: March 11, 1882
Received on: unknown
Other dates: none
Places
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Allahabad, India
Via: none

This is Letter No. 88 in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Cover sheet

Short Note received at Allahabad during stay of Olcott and Bhavani Rao.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

My good friend — it is very easy for us to give phenomenal proofs when we have necessary conditions. For instance — Olcott's magnetism after six years of purification is intensely sympathetic with ours — physically and morally is constantly becoming more and more so. Damodar and Bhavani Rao being congenitally sympathetic their auras help — instead of repelling and impeding phenomenal experiments. After a time you may become so — it depends on yourself. To force phenomena in the presence of difficulties magnetic and other is forbidden, as

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Page 2

strictly as for a bank cashier to disburse money which is only entrusted to him. Mr. Hume cannot comprehend this. And therefore is "indignant" that the various tests he has secretly prepared for us have all failed. They demanded a tenfold expenditure of power since he surrounded them with an aura not of the purest — that of mistrust, anger, and anticipated mockery. Even to do this much for you so far from the Headquarters would be impossible but for the magnetisms O. and B.R. have brought with them — and I could do no more.

K. H.

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Page 3

P.S. — Perhaps, tho' I could put down for you to-day's date March the 11th, 1882.

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Page 4

Back of page 2, slide 37074

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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 dark blue ink on a single folded sheet of white paper about 5" X 8" [12.7 X 20.3 cm]. The signature is slightly smeared.[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), 103.


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