Mahatma Letter to Mohini - LMW 1 No. 10

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Mohini Mohun Chatterji
Sent via: unknown 
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Written on: unknown
Received on: unknown - probably 1883 or 1884
Other dates: unknown
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This letter is Letter No. 10 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi advices Mohini Mohun Chatterji on selflessness.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

He who damns himself in his own estimation and agreeably to the recognized and current code of honour, to save a worthy cause may some day find out that he has reached thereby his loftiest aspirations. Selfishness and the want of self-sacrifice are the greatest impediments on the path of adeptship.

K.H.

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Page 2

Written on back:

Mohini

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Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:

Transcribed from the original at Adyar.[2]

Physical description of letter

According to Mr. Jinarajadasa, the original letter is at the Adyar headquarters of the Theosophical Society.

Publication history

This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 10 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series.[3] It has kept this designation as Letter 10 throughout all editions.

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources

Notes

  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 34, 145.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 145.
  3. Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888. Adyar, Madras, India; London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1919. Foreword by Annie Besant; transcribed and compiled by C. Jinarajadasa.