Mahatma Letter to Moorad - LMW 2 No. 76

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Written by: Morya
Received by: Mirza Moorad Ali Beg and others
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: June 22-23, 1882
Received on: June 22-23, 1882
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Wadhwan
Via: unknown

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.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

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 & better rebirth.


Who is for us – answer!



Page 2

Written on back of letter before it was folded:

To all those whom this may concern – to the honourable & doubting company.



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.[2]

Anton Diachenko points out a statement in The Theosophist demonstrating a slight error in the Jinarajadasa statement. HPB returned to Bombay on the evening of June 21:

On June 21, His Highness the Gaikwar, having expressed a desire for an interview with Madame Blavatsky, the lady, accompanied by Mr. Gadgil, was driven to the Palace, where she had the honour of being introduced to the young Prince, and had a pleasant chat with him for a couple of hours. In the evening of the same day Madame Blavatsky returned to Bombay, and Colonel Olcott proceeded further on to Wadhwan for an interview with Rajah Daji Raj, Thakur Saheb of Wadhwan, the President of our Saorashtr Theosophical Society.[3]

Physical description of letter

The original letter "folded triangularly" is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.

Publication history

This letter was published for the first time in the Second Series of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, and then reproduced with a facsimile in Did Madame Blavatsky Forge the Mahatma Letters?[4]

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 146-147.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 140.
  3. Anonymous, "The Rewaii Theosophical Society of Baroda," Supplement to The Theosophist 3 no.34 (July, 1882), 3.
  4. C. Jinarājadāsa, Did Madame Blavatsky Forge the Mahatma Letters? (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1934), 27.