Mahatma Letter to H. S. Olcott - LMW 2 No. 47

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Written by: Morya
Received by: Henry Steel Olcott
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: 1884
Other dates: unknown
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Received at: unknown
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This letter is Letter No. 47 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Morya rebukes Henry Steel Olcott for misunderstanding Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

NOTE: Bold text was omitted from the published version.

These are foolish, insane ideas of yours about Upasika – Henry – wretched thoughts — the mirage thrown upon your brain by some of those who surround you. You are [turning?] the work of 10 years. You are slaughtering your own future, thereby. Know [now?] that unless you master such vile, sinful, suspiciions about the innocent – unless you get



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rid of them – that all the offers made by you in the direction pointed out to you by Upasika to [?] in N.Y. & Pensylvnia – that all such [?] shall go to naught. The [notion?] [?] to their very care the faults of your most meritorious actions & that [?] [?] shall reach me not in the tree of your life. [?] [?] to the ground – dust & ashes. Do not take as an excuse your honesty. Honesty without justice is like a drunken watchman's bull's eye – made but to throw light on his own distorted features leaving all around him in greater darkness still. The woman is innocent I tell you. She suffers [?] which cannot be interfered with, but the charges which [?] to make up the [instment?] – are all false. [?] lies, forgery, conspiracy, [?] You wrong [?] her from be-



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ning to end. You have never understood Upasika, nor the laws thro’ which her apparent life has been made to work – since you knew her. You are ungrateful and unjust and even cruel. You take maya for reality & reality for illusion.

I have said and shall say no more, & now if you don’t listen & believe what I now tell you I shall have to turn Karma into a new direction.




Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:

1 Received in 1884. One further letter was received by H.S.O. Letter XIX in the First Series, on August 22, 1888.[2]

Physical description of letter

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

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Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarājadāsa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras,India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 89-90.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 89.