Mahatma Letter to H. P. Blavatsky - MHM No. 4

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Laura C. Holloway
Sent via: unknown
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Received on: July 1884
Other dates: unknown 
Sent from: unknown
Received at: London
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This letter is Letter No. 4 in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas. Mahatma Koot Hoomi advises H. P. Blavatsky about things that are going on in the London Lodge, and mentions Laura C. Holloway.

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I reply that repulsive as our "Asiatic way of looking at things" may seem to Mr. SinnettUpasika was right in declaring to him that such was the wish of both her Master and myself that the Lillie pamphlet should be elaborately answered. This must be done by neither Mr. Sinnett nor anyone else –; but the L.L.T. Society. Unless our Asiatic advice is followed – as speedily & effectively as possible & both worthies – Lillie & Wyld exposed - the one as to his ignorance, the other as to his malice – let not anyone of the Society complain of the "masters" leading them, or allowing them to be led into disagreeable complications. Mrs H. saw clearly what was shown to her – namely that a new pamphlet was being prepared by Mrs K, who is in friendly union with Wyld & Lillie to throw as much opprobrium & ridicule upon the Society as they possibly can. Mrs H. sees better than she hears. She has either to allow herself to be developed gradually and listen to the advice of our chelas or to give up the thing - which would be a pity. She does not discriminate well between the things shown to her by chelas sent & the transferences of ideas from the mind of the one she sits for & which of course reflect that one's personal prejudices, preconceptions, & inherent likes & dislikes. She too often forgets what she has read or learnt about the laws of "animal magnetism". And this because she is a very impressionable sensitive as well as a born clairvoyant. She has been playing with you recently by acting the medium for a bhûta in this house. Warn her of the danger to her no less than to others – and warn Mr. Sinnett. The "unsatisfied desire" in this case is a bad one, begotten of selfishness & bigotry; & to encourage a hope that it might be gratified would be to add to, not curtail, the being’s time in Kâma-loka; besides doing a perhaps irreparable harm to the innocent child, and the fond parent, the loving grandmother. Take care of the latter and I promise her my help. You may show the venerable good lady this.

Confirm to Mohini what by direct impression he ought to have learnt from me – the bad magnestism he is constantly collecting – tho’ thrown off as rapidly is much in the way – that he did right to try to stop Mrs H.'s meddling in this business: Mohini is right and Sinnett wrong. Order him also to resume their writing seances for the book here, instead of Mr. Sinett's. Why should we be compelled to divide the current between the two places, instead of focusing it in one & to neutralize two sets of local magnetism?

There are many things done & said lately I do not like. The suggestions made to Olcott by various persons, members & non-members, that you & he should have a Reception to which many who are not yet within the Society yet have a certain interest & curiosity to learn about it, should be heeded: they echo a considerable popular feeling and no agency favourable to its expansion should be neglected while you two are in England. I am in indeed grieved to find that some among the best seem to want to undervalue it, and to imagine any plausible explanations for our sending you – especially H. Olcott - here. The fact is that the presence of the "Founders" is palpable & a necessary proof of the existence of the Parent Society and has had a good effect, one that entered into our calculations before giving orders for the journey. Excellent as are many individual members; superior as same may be in talent, education or character to both of you – they are not the Founders; so do not worry or allow yourself to imagine nonsense. None other than yourselves will ever be our chief, recognized agents; nor have they given in personal sacrifices & an undivided absorbing devotion to our cause the same pledges of loyalty –; as Olcott has. This matter of the reception was broached at the last meeting, supported by some & referred to the Council of the Lodge. The London Season approaches its close; thus should not be neglected. O. was told to manage, for a lecture by himself on theosophical subjects, but nothing is yet arranged. Why please?




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Physical description of letter

The original consists of six pages in the familiar blue handwriting of Master K. H. The location of the original of this letter is in The Winterthur Library, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Materials on Theosophy, in Winterthur, Delaware.

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This letter was was never published before its inclusion in Mrs. Holloway and the Mahatmas.

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