Published by Blavatsky Study Center. Online Edition copyright 2004.

Letter from A. P. Sinnett
to C. Jinarajadasa

[First published in The Story of the Mahatma Letters by C. Jinarajadasa,
Adyar, Madras, India, The Theosophical Publishing House, 1946, pp. 24-25.]

14, Westbourne Terrace Road, W.
December 14th, 1905.

C. Jinarajadasa Esq.
My dear Raja,

In answer to your specific inquiry, or rather to the one you pass on - for I suspect you yourself will have divined my answer - I should certainly be not willing to take any steps which should call renewed attention to any other letters from the Master except those published in "The Occult World." No others ought ever to have been published. It was contrary to His wish and mine that this unfortunate result ensued. The correspondence as a whole was terribly contaminated by what one can only treat as Madame Blavatsky’s mediumship in the matter, and a great deal of that which has been allowed to get into print by the distinct breach of faith on the part of certain persons to whom I once entrusted copies, the harder it may be to get at them now the better I shall be pleased. The extracts I published in "The Occult World" were selected with great care, and they, I feel sure, reflected the Master’s thought with sufficient accuracy. But it must always be remembered that correspondence from a Master, precipitated through the mediumship of a chela cannot always be regarded as His ipsissima verba. In the beginning of the "Secret Doctrine" some passages are quoted as from a letter by the Master, which I know to be deplorable distortions.

I do not actually wish this letter to be published, but you need not make any secret of what I say in conversation with others.

Ever yours,