Letter №27


Letter №27 (ML-101)

Mahatma M. - A.P. Sinnett

October, 1881

Covers - 1.  Pages - 2.



Letter №27 Envelope

M K. H. enclosure

Other markings on the envelope are "C1" and the numbers 45 (circle) and 172.

Page 1


Letter №27 p. 2

Received Simla, 1881.

Your letter received. I believe you had better try and see whether you could not make your ideas less polemical and dry than his. I begin to think there may be some stuff in you, since you are able so to appreciate my beloved friend and brother. I have attended to the Brahmin boy's letter and erased the offensive sentence replacing it with another. You can now show it to the Maha Sahib; him so proud in his bakbak humility and so humble in his pride. As

polemical means being argumentative or attacking a point of view.

Maha Sahib is here a reference to A. O. Hume.

bakbak is a Hindi word for “meaningless conversation”; chit-chat.


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Letter №27 p. 2

for phenomena you will have none — I have written through Olcott. Blessed is he who knows our Koothoomi and blessed is he who appreciates him. What I now mean you will understand some day. As for your A.O.H. I know him better than you ever will.