My dear Brother,
I may hope at some future time to be able to answer your note of the 1st August more fully and more satisfactorily than is now possible. That the Brothers exist I now know, but the proofs that I have had have been purely subjective and therefore useless to any but myself — unless indeed you consider it a proof of their existence that I here, at Simla, receive letters from one of them, my immediate teacher, dropped upon my table, I living alone in my house and Madame Blavatsky, Col. Olcott and all their chelas, etc., being thousands of miles distant.
I have certainly devoted my life or what little remains of it to the furtherance of the cause of Theosophy hoping and believing that I may thereby do some little good both by helping to lead many to join us on the platform of Universal love and charity and some few to join us on the higher platform of spiritual self-culture.
As to what good the Brothers have done either to myself or others I am not in a position to reply — I am not even a chela — only a lay disciple and know little more of what the Brothers do than yourself — but if you consider the establishment of the Theosophical Society a good thing, then this is one at any rate of the good things done by the Brothers for others, and if you think it a good thing for me that I have turned away altogether from all worldly objects of desire and am devoting myself entirely to trying to do good for others, then I suppose we may say that this is a good thing which the Brothers have helped to do for me.
A. O. Hume.