Mahatma Letter to Ramaswamier - LMW 2 No. 54

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Quick Facts
People involved
Written by: Morya
Received by: S. Ramaswamier
Sent via: unknown
Written on: unknown
Received on: after February 1883
Other dates: none
Sent from: unknown
Received at: unknown
Via: unknown

This letter is Letter No. 54 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series. Mahatma Morya provides guidance to S. Ramaswamier.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

If you have done with your misanthropy, doubts and regrets, then prove it by writing to those who love you best. An accepted chela does not become free from temptations, probations and trials. Happy is he who crosses the great gulf between himself and us – unscared with doubt and free from the pollution of suspicion. [Sanskrit phrase] do you know? Meditate upon it, son, meditate, and as soon as you can, come and see us in our new home – the occult room.




  • unscared perhaps should be unscarred.
  • occult room refers to "The Shrine", a cupboard at Adyar used in 1883-1884 to transmit letters to and from the Masters by occult means.

Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa added these footnotes:

No date ascertainable, but must be soon after February 1883, when the “secret room,” as Colonel Olcott calls it, was ready.

[of the Sanskrit he wrote] This a Sanskrit phrase, “karmeti kim?” – “What is meant by karma?” The script is Telugu, though Mr. Ramaswamier was a Tamilian.[2]

Physical description of letter

Mr. Jinarajadasa wrote of the Ramaswamier letters:

I do not know where the original letters are now. He died in 1893, devoted as ever to his Master and the T.S..[3]

Publication history

Mr. Jinarajadasa wrote of the Ramaswamier letters:

In December, 1894, a son of his published the letters, with a facsimile of one of them, in an attack on the T.S. , which bore the title, "Isis Further Unveiled." I reprint the letters from this pamphlet.[4]

Commentary about this letter

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, Second Series (Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925), 93, 101.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 101.
  3. C. Jinarajadasa, 93.
  4. C. Jinarajadasa, 93.