The germs that you have been nursing in your innermost heart for thirty years are now
rapidly ripening. The harvest time is come. Thus is your hour of opportunity
and your crisis. Falter not, sister, when the goal is in sight. Else you will
lose much that you have gained. The guests who have thronged your house and burdened
you with trouble and anxiety, were gathered here by us for a purpose, and it will be
accomplished. And see how Chitteragupa (1) is remembering you
already --- in the cases of your children and even of your husband! He so long near you in body but
so distant in spirit, until of late. Aye a flood of light, of the sunlight of
Theosophy, has entered your house, thro the physical and moral gloom of
Elberfeld. Keep it shining on the mirror of your Soul, sister, wherein
you gaze to scan the future. With L.C.H. (2) be friend and
sister, she is staunch, true, pure and brave. Her gold is purifying in these furnace
fires. So is yours and Mohini and that of all of you.
Blessings and thanks.
(1) Compare "Chitteragupa" with the following entry in
HPB's Theosophical Glossary: "Chitra Gupta (Sk.). The deva
(or god) who is the recorder of Yama (the god of death), and who is supposed to read the
account of every Soul's life from a register called Agra Sandhani, when the said
soul appears before the seat of Judgment. . . . " (p. 82.)
(2) "L.C.H." is Mrs. Laura C. Holloway, an American
newspaper journalist then visiting the Gebhard family in Elberfeld, Germany. Mrs.
Holloway also received letters from the Master K.H. See A Mahatma Letter to Mrs. Laura C. Holloway. For
some of Mrs. Holloway's reminiscences of this time period, see Narratives 13g and 14d of The Esoteric World of Madame