Mahatma Letter to Pillai - LMW 2 No. 67
|Written by:||Koot Hoomi|
|Received by:||R. Keshava Pillai|
|Received on:||December, 1883|
Page 1 transcription, image, and notes
I hope that the effect produced upon your mind by Damodar’s conversation with you will remain permanent and not be affected by any more “unfortunate doubts”. Live in the present for the future, and let the past be a closed book. If you go on with the new leaf you have turned, you will have no further cause for repentance.
Context and background
Mr. Jinarajadasa provided this foreword to the Pillai letters:
The recipient of the following letters was Mr. R. Keshava Pillai, an Inspector of Police stationed then at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. The Founders visited Nellore in May, 1882, and a Branch was formed on the 8th, with Mr. Keshava Pillai as Secretary, and a well-to-do Hindu, an Assistant Collector, as President. After visiting other towns, the Founders returned to Nellore on the 24th. In the meantime, the English Collector or local representative of the British Government had brought pressure to bear on the President, and he had resigned as President – an incident referred to by Master K.H. in the first letter Number 64. Mr. Keshava Pillai was put on Probation by the Master, but proceeded no further. Later he lost interest in the T.S. and had a life of many worldly disappointments. Some years before his death, he gave Colonel Olcott the letters which he had received, and I transcribe from the originals at Adyar.
Of this specific letter, he wrote:
Received during the Convention at Adyar in December, 1883.
Physical description of letter
The original of this letter 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), 114, 120.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 114.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 120.