Mahatma Letter to Damodar - LMW 1 No. 26

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Damodar
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: early 1884
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Adyar
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 26 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi instructs Damodar K. Mavalankar about placement of an article in The Theosophist.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Damodar, I want you to have this followed by Subram’s statement. You may take out something else from the Supplement.




Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:

Transcribed from the original at Adyar. It is written on a slip of paper, and must have been annexed to an article sent to The Theosophist which, during H.P.B.’s absence, was under the direction of Damodar K. Mavalankar. The article referred to appears in The Theosophist ‘Supplement’, February 1884, p. 30. It is a letter by V. Coopooswamy Iyer, M.A., F.T.S., of Madura, who describes the incident of a letter which was phenomenally delivered in the presence of several people. ‘Subram’s statement’ refers to the letter of Dr Sir S. Subramania Iyer, B.L., then High Court Vakil, Madura, who also describes certain phenomena which happened in his presence.[2]

Physical description of letter

According to Mr. Jinarajadasa, the original letter is at the Adyar headquarters of the Theosophical Society.

Publication history

This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 26 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series.[3] It has kept this designation as Letter 26 throughout all editions.

There may be a facsimile of this letter in The Theosophist of the 1920s or 1930s.

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 68, 159.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 159.
  3. Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888. Adyar, Madras, India; London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1919. Foreword by Annie Besant; transcribed and compiled by C. Jinarajadasa.