Mahatma Letter to John Smith - LMW 2 No. 81
|Received by:||John Smith|
|Written on:||1 February 1882|
|Received on:||1 February 1882|
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.
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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.
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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.
Physical description of letter
The original of this letter is not extant.
Commentary about this letter
- C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 153.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 153.