Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 43

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Written by: Hilarion
Received by: Henry Steel Olcott
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: 12 June 1883
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Madras
Via: unknown

This is Letter No. 43 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Hilarion gives Colonel Olcott reassurance from Master Serapis.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Maha Sahib orders me to tell you that according to your faith — you will be helped. And why should he have given you his charm were it not that you should be strong and powerful with it?

Notation in Olcott's handwriting:

Recd 12/6/83 [Received 12 June 1883]



  • "given you his charm" - Probably the lock of Maha Sahib’s hair which was given to H.S.O.

Context and background

Mr. Jinarājadāsa commented:

Received June 12, 1883. I think the handwriting is that of Master Hilarion.

"given you his charm" - Probably the lock of Maha Sahib’s hair which was given to H.S.O.[2]

Physical description of letter

The original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.

Publication history

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.[3]

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 85.
  2. C. Jinarājadāsa, 84.
  3. C. Jinarājadāsa, 70.