The following is the substance of a letter sent to the Editor by Babu Parvati Charan
Ghosh, a Fellow of the Satya Marga Theosophical Society of Lucknow: -
At the request of Pandit Pran Nath, the President of our Branch Society, I beg to
report an account of the following occurrence. When the Pandit left Madras after the
anniversary celebration, he stayed a few days at Allahabad on his way home. Here it
occurred to him to write a letter to the Masters, to obtain information in regard to
certain matters. He wrote the said letter, handed it to a probationary Chela residing
there, and that Chela sent it with an explanatory note to Mr. Damodar K. Mavalankar,
asking him to submit it to his Guru.
When the explanatory note arrived, Mr. Damodar was surprised not to find the letter in
question enclosed, and therefore wrote back to the Chela, that he was glad the letter to
the Mahatma was by some oversight (as he supposed) not forwarded; because since the VIIth
anniversary celebration in Bombay he had received strict injunctions not to accept any
letters addressed to his Guru.
The fact, however, is that Pandit Pran Naths letter was forwarded from
Allahabad; and the mystery was solved, when, on opening Mr. Damodars letter, it was
found to contain a Chinese envelope, addressed to the said Pandit, and containing a reply
from the Mahatma. The letter, as sent by Mr. Damodar, was sufficiently stamped; but when
it arrived it required additional postage on account of the Masters reply. The paper
on which it was written was of a peculiar kind, such as cannot be found in India. We
merely mention these facts with a view to stimulate our Brothers in their search for
truth, and to remind them that whenever they deserve the notice of the Mahatmas, such
notice will be taken. If any further information in regard to the above related case is
desired by any Theosophist, it can be obtained by applying to our President.
24th Feb. 1884.