Mahatma Letter to Moorad - LMW 2 No. 76
|Received by:||Mirza Moorad Ali Beg and others|
|Written on:||June 22-23, 1882|
|Received on:||June 22-23, 1882|
This letter is Letter No. 76 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Morya comments to Mirza Moorad Ali Beg and unidentified others on the foolishness of those who do not believe in the Brotherhood of Adepts.
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To all those whom this may concern – to the honourable and doubting company.
Foolish are the hearts who doubt of our existence! or of the powers our community is in possession of for ages and ages. Would that you would open your hearts to the reception of the blessed truth, and obtain the fruits of the Arhatship if not in this then in another and better rebirth.
Context and background
Mr. Jinarajadasa provided this background information:
AFTER many vicissitudes, the following letter is now at Adyar. It was for long with the late Professor J. N. Unwala, who with Prince Harisinghji Rupsinghji joined the Society in 1882. Both H.P.B. and Colonel Olcott were at Wadhwan in Kathiawar, on June 22-23, 1882, as the guests of the ruler, Daji Rai the Thakore Sahib of Wadhwan, a cousin of the Prince. This letter must have been precipitated during the visit. It is folded triangularly, and is addressed to the “honourable and doubting company,” who I gather consisted of a doctor of the Bhavnagar Railway staff who was an atheist and an excellent disputant, Mirza Moorad Ali Beg, an Englishman born in India who had turned Mohammedan and was the chief cavalry officer of the Maharajah of Bhavnagar, Professor Unwala, and some others.
Physical description of letter
The original letter "folded triangularly" is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.
Commentary about this letter
- C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 146-147.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 140.