Mahatma Letter to Damodar - LMW 1 No. 27

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: Damodar
Sent via: unknown 
Written on: unknown
Received on: 27 February 1884
Other dates: unknown
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Adyar
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 27 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi instructs Damodar K. Mavalankar about placement of an article in The Theosophist.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

Do not feel so dejected, my poor boy, no need for that. As Mr Sinnett rightly says in his Esoteric Buddhism, the higher spiritual progress must be accompanied by intellectual development on a parallel line. You have now the best opportunities for doing that where you are working. For your devotion and unselfish labour, you are receiving help, silent tho’ it be. Your time is not yet come. When it does, it shall be communicated to you. Till then make the best of the present favourable opportunity to improve yourself intellectually while developing your intuitions. Remember that no effort is ever lost and that for an occultist there



Page 2

is no past, present or future, but ever an Eternal Now. Blessings.




Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:

Transcribed from the original at Adyar. Received by Damodar K. Mavalankar, and has marked in the corner: ‘Rd. 5 a.m., 27-2-84’. D.K.M. left for Tibet in April 1885. (See Old Diary Leaves Third Series, Ch. XVIII, pp.259 et seq.) The letter was reprinted in The Theosophist, November 1908, p.173.[2]

Physical description of letter

According to Mr. Jinarajadasa, the original letter is at the Adyar headquarters of the Theosophical Society.

Publication history

This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 27 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series.[3] It has kept this designation as Letter 27 throughout all editions.

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 68, 160.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 160.
  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.