Mahatma Letter to Mohini - LMW 1 No. 14
|Written by:||Koot Hoomi|
|Received by:||Mohini Mohun Chatterji|
|Received on:||November, 1882|
This letter is Letter No. 14 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi informs Mohini Mohun Chatterji that Alfred Percy Sinnett lost his position as editor at The Pioneer in Allahabad.
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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes
Effects of the cycle: Mr Sinnett was given notice by his proprietors to quit the Editor’s office [of The Pioneer newspaper] 12 months hence – for supporting the natives and being a theosophist. Unless a native capitalist comes out to start a rival paper – one that would crush the Pioneer – with Mr Sinnett as its editor, I will despair of India indeed. The above is secret entrusted to your honour. But I will write to Norendro N.S. and have a talk with him upon the subject. Till then – not a word.
Context and background
Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:
Mr Sinnett at this time was the editor of the powerful English anti-Indian newspaper, The Pioneer of Allahabad. On Mr Sinnett’s accepting Theosophy, the tone of the paper underwent a change which was not to the taste of the proprietors of the paper. The Master K.H. desired that a newspaper, to be called The Phoenix, should be started with Indian capital, and with Mr Sinnett as editor. The capital necessary, however, was not subscribed.
Physical description of letter
According to Mr. Jinarajadasa, the original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India. However, its location is not currently known.
This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 14 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series. It has kept this designation as Letter 14 throughout all editions.
Commentary about this letter
- C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 40, 145-146.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 145-146.
- 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.