Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 35
|Received by:||Henry Steel Olcott|
|Received on:||January 1882|
|Received at:||Crow's Nest, Bombay|
This is Letter No. 35 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. In it Mahatma Morya asks Henry Steel Olcott to wait.
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Last night I tried my best to awake you by usual means but to no effect. You do sleep like a two year old school-boy, Henry. Sinnett has really lost nothing by his coming here, (Bombay) and it does seem foolish to hear you talk in the way you do accusing Lhin-ana of this that and the other. Except the costs of the journey — and perhaps not even that — your Sinnett will lose nothing. If he had not come there could have been no direct or indirect communication between K.H. and himself for
a very long time. K.H.’s conditions are changed, you must remember, he is no more the “Kasmiri” of old. I want you to be in confidential correspondence with him as he may need your private counsel and you his. I’ll help you when I think it worth while to interfere. Tell him that, and if he believes you not, show him this. I will also put her in a better state.
This business at Dralli cliffs — *symbol* — Cha needs attention. I’ll give you Rup. 172 more to send. Remember what you have to do in Pasdun Korale with Snanajoti Unnanse.
Context and background
Mr. Jinarājadāsa commented:
Received, Jan. 1882.
"Lhin-ana" - H.P.B.
"no more the “Kasmiri” of old" - Referring to the Master’s return from His Samâdhi.
"Dralli cliffs —" - The first dash — is in the place of a sign whose significance is not clear. I have so far not come across anything which explains “Dralli Cliffs”.
Pasdun Korale is a district in Ceylon.
"Snanajoti Unnanse" — A Buddhist priest in Ceylon.
Physical description of letter
The original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.
Commentary about this letter
Mr. Jinarājadāsa provided this foreword on the series of letters numbered 28-45:
I have arranged the letters which follow, so far as possible, in the order in which they were received. On some, Colonel Olcott has made a memorandum of the date. For others, I have been able to get the date from his Diaries. There are a few, however, of which I am fairly certain as to the year, because of the first script of Master M. referred to already [see Morya:Writing style], but there is no indication anywhere as to the month. Some of the letters bear no signature.
- C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 76-77.
- C. Jinarājadāsa, 77.
- C. Jinarājadāsa, 70.