Mahatma Letter to Mohini - LMW 1 No. 10
|Written by:||Koot Hoomi|
|Received by:||Mohini Mohun Chatterji|
|Received on:||unknown - probably 1883 or 1884|
This letter is Letter No. 10 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi advices Mohini Mohun Chatterji on selflessness.
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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes
He who damns himself in his own estimation and agreeably to the recognized and current code of honour, to save a worthy cause may some day find out that he has reached thereby his loftiest aspirations. Selfishness and the want of self-sacrifice are the greatest impediments on the path of adeptship.
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Context and background
Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:
Transcribed from the original at Adyar.
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 10 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 10 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), 34, 145.
- C. Jinarajadasa, 145.
- 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.