Mahatma Letter to John Smith - LMW 2 No. 81

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Written by: Morya
Received by: John Smith
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: 1 February 1882
Received on: 1 February 1882
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Bombay
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 81 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. In it, Mahatma Morya asks John Smith to work for Theosophy in Australia.[1]

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No chance of writing to you inside your letters, but I can write direct. Work for us in Australia, and we will not prove ungrateful, but will prove to you our actual existence, and thank you.




Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided this background information:

Received on February 1, 1882, in Bombay by Professor John Smith, C.M.G., M.L.C., of the University of Sydney. He arrived in Bombay on January 13, 1882, with a letter of introduction to the Founders from Mrs. Emma H. Britten. Next day he came and stayed at Crow’s Nest. After a tour in North India, he returned to Crow’s Nest on January 31st. The following day after lunch, a precipitation took place, and Professor Smith received this letter. There is no record of any work which he ever did in Australia for Theosophy. He died in 1885.[2]

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Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 153.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 153.