Mahatma Letter to Hartmann - LMW 1 No. 28
|Written by:||Koot Hoomi|
|Received by:||Franz Hartmann|
This letter is Letter No. 28 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi writes to Franz Hartmann about the qualities of Damodar K. Mavalankar.
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Damodar has undoubtedly many faults and weaknesses as others have. But he is unselfishly devoted to us and to the cause, and has rendered himself extremely useful to Upāsika. His presence and assistance are indispensably necessary at the Headquarters. His inner self has no desire to domineer, though the outward acts now and then get that colouring from his excessive zeal which he indiscriminately brings to bear upon everything, whether small or great. It must, however, be remembered that, inadequate as our 'instruments' may be to our full purpose, they are yet the best available, since they are but the evolution of the times. it would be most desirable to have better 'mediums' for us to act through; and it rests with the well-wishers of the Theosophical Cause how far they will work unselfishly to assists in her higher work and thus hasten the approach of that eventful day. Blessings to all the faithful workers at the headquarters.
Context and background
Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:
Physical description of letter
The original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.
This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 28 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series. It has kept this designation as Letter 28 throughout all editions.
Commentary about this letter
- C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 69, 160.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 160.
- 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.