Mahatma Letter to Convention - LMW 1 No. 2

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Convention
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: 26 December 1883
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Adyar
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 2 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi sends a greeting to convention delegates.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes


P.S. The process of self-purification is not the work of a moment, nor of a few months, but of years, nay extending over a series of lives. The later a man begins living the higher life the longer must be his period of probation. For he has to undo the effects of a long number of years spent in objects diametrically opposed to the real goal.



Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:


Physical description of letter

The original of this letter is not extant.

Publication history

This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 2 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series.[3]

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Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 12-13, 139.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 144-145.
  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.