The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky to A. P. Sinnett

Letter No. 157

Original Telegraph Form

To: A. O. Hume:
Rothney Castle, Jakko, Simla.

From: H. P. Blavatsky:
Bombay, Byculla.

Simla, 5.9.82.

Our ways not their ways. Brothers may not care but dare not go against oldest rules. Two Chohans Chelas protested and ten more signed Subba Row first. Dangerous experiments.

Letter Written on Back of Above.

Dear Old Lady,

Just received this — not sure if I understand it — if the Brothers understand things so little that they allow not only you, but all their Chelas to misconceive wholly alike the purport, spirit and practical bearing of a thing, so that they protest against what they ought to give thanks for — I really think the thing is hopeless — and I give it up — no ship can make anything of a voyage unless the captain knows navigation — his being a great chemist will not help the matter and the great powers and virtues of the Brothers will not help the Society, if they the Captains are so ignorant as this incident seems to indicate of the navigation of the ocean of worldly life. Ta-ta.

Yours ever,
A. O. Hume.

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