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Letter from Master Koot Hoomi to W.T. Brown

May 31, 2006 12:58 PM
by danielhcaldwell

Quoted from:

W.T. Brown's pamphlet titled MY LIFE:

I have experienced `phenomena' also when Blavatsky was at hand.  On 
returning to Madras, about the middle of December [1883], I wrote a 
letter to Koot Hoomi, asking the favor of another personal 
interview.  This letter is put into `the shrine', a sort of astral 
post office at the Theosophical Head Quarters at Madras, by the 
aforesaid Damodar in my presence.  He shuts the door of the shrine 
and in less than half a minute opens it.  The letter is gone.  There 
is no trace of it.  Was there somebody concealed in the wall behind, 
who opened a door from behind and abstracted my letter?  If so, the 
person so concealed must have been content to pass his life there, 
as letters, often unexpectedly, as mine was, were put into the 
shrine at all hours, morning noon and night.  Damodar hears, or 
pretends to hear, a voice, clairaudiently, and informs me that his 
Master (meaning K. H.) requests me to be patient.  Next evening 
(17th December) in the presence of Blavatsky and friends, including 
an army general, a lawyer and a doctor, on turning round in my seat 
I find on a ledge behind the identical letter which Damodar had 
placed in `the shrine' on the previous day.  The envelope, to all 
appearance, has never been opened, the address only being 
alteredfrom "Koot Hoomi Lal Singh" to "W. Brown F. T. S."   On 
cutting open the envelope I find my own letter and, in addition, a 
letter of 8 pages purporting to come from K. H.  Now it is to be 
observed that this letter was received through Blavatsky, that is to 
say, when Blavatsky was in the same building and in the same room.  
How does this letter compare with the letter `materialized' into my 
hand at Lahore, when Blavatsky was at the other end of India?  The 
writing is the same, and the matter proves its author but the author 
of the Lahore letter also.  The author is neither Olcott, nor 
Damodar, nor Coulomb, nor Blavatsky, he is none other than the 
veritable K. H., the Brahmin Initiate, the author of the beautiful 
and scientific letters in the `Occult World'.

Koot Hoomi says: -

"I have told you through Damodar to have patience for the fulfilment 
of your desire.  From this you ought to understand that it cannot be 
complied with, for various reasons.  First of all it would be a 
great injustice to Mr. Sinnett who after three years devoted work 
for the Society loyalty to myself and to the cause begged for a 
personal interview and - was refused.  Then I have left Mysore a 
week ago and where I am you cannot come since I am on my journey and 
will cross over at the end of my travels to China and thence home.  
On your last tour you have been given so many chances for various 
reasons.  We do not do so much [or so little if you prefer] even for 
our chelas until they reach a certain stage of development 
necessitating no more use and abuse of power to communicate with 
them.  If an Eastern, especially a Hindu, had even half a glimpse 
but once of what you had he would have considered himself blessed 
the whole of his life.  Your present request mainly rests upon the 
complaint that you are not able to write with a full heart, although 
perfectly convinced yourself, so as to leave no room in the minds of 
your countrymen for doubt.  Pray can you propose any test which will 
be a thorough and perfect proof for all?  Do you know what results 
would follow from your being permitted to see me here in the manner 
suggested by you and your reporting that event to the English 
Press?  Believe me they would be disastrous for yourself.  All the 
evil effects and bad feeling which this step would cause would 
recoil upon you and throw back your own progress for a considerable 
time, and no good will ensue.  If all that you saw was imperfect in 
itself it was due to previous causes.  You saw and recognized me 
twice at a distance.  You knew it was I and no other: what more can 
you desire?  If when after visiting Col. Olcott I passed over to 
your room and my voice and words pronounced [Now you see me before 
you in flesh, look and assure yourself that it is I] - failed to 
impress you, and when the letter put into your hand awoke you at 
last but failed again to make you turn your face, your nervousness 
paralyzing you for a moment, the fault is surely yours not mine.  I 
had no right to act upon you phenomenally or to psychologize you.  
You are not ready: that is all.  If you are earnest in your 
aspirations, if you have the least spark of intuition in you, if 
your education of a lawyer is complete enough to enable you to put 
facts in their proper sequence and to present your case as strongly 
as you in your innermost heart believe it to be, then you have 
material enough to appeal to any intellect capable of perceiving the 
continuous thread underneath the series of your facts.  For the 
benefit of such people only you have to write; not for those who are 
unwilling to part with the prejudices and preconceptions for the 
attainment of Truth from whatever source it may come.  It is not our 
desire to convince the latter; for no fact or explanation can make a 
blind man see.  Moreover our existence would become extremely 
intolerable if not impossible were all persons to be 
indiscriminately convinced.  If you cannot do even this much from 
what you know, then no amount of evidence will ever enable you to do 
so.  You can say truthfully and as a man of honour `I have seen and 
recognized my Master, was approached by him and even touched'. - 
what more would you want?  Anything more is impossible for the 
present.  Your friend, study and prepare and especially master your 
nervousness.  One who becomes a slave to any physical weakness never 
becomes the Master of even the lower powers of Nature.  Be patient, 
content with little and never ask for more if you would hope to ever 
get it.  My influence will be over you and this ought to make you 
feel calm and resolute.  K. H."

It is interesting to record that the letter from K. H. did not cease 
to come after the expulsion from the Society of Coulomb, who had 
given publicity to the statement that all the `phenomena' were 
produced by Blavatsky and that `K. H.' was a combination of bladders 
and muslin.


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