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a n d s e v e n d o r m a n t o n e s h a v e b e e n r e v i v e d .

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f o r m a t io n o f a n e w t B r a u c h a t M o a lm e in ( B u r m a ) , b n t t h i s m n s t b e i n

c lu d e d i n n e x t y e a r ’s l i s t .

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C e n t r a le B e i g e ( B r u s s e l s ) .

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H i g h l a n d s , M a s s . , D a v e n p o r t , I a . , C r e s s o n , I a . , J a m e s t o w n , N . Y . t L im a ,

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l i v i n g c h a r t e r s a n d a c t i v e c e n t r e s r e m a in in g .

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f in i s h e d o n e g a l l e r y b e f o r e w e b e g in t o s e e t h a t m u c h m o r e s h e l f r o o m

w i l l s o o n b e n e e d e d . M r . A u a n t h a k r i s h n a J S a s t r y h a s b e e n s o ' s u c c e s s f u l

o f l a t e in c o l l e c t i n g a n c ie n t M S S . t h a t I i n t e n d t o s e n d h i m o n a n o th ftr

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r e p o r t e d n e x t D e c e m b e r .

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c o l l e c t e d a n d b r o u g h t w i t h h i m fr o m t h e T i n n e v e l l y D i s t r i c t , 1 1 5 M S S . ,

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v a l u a b l e w o r k s , a n d t h e i r n a m e s h a v e b e e n n o t i c e d i n t h e Theosophist T h e S a s t r y f h a s , d u r i n g t h e p a s t y e a r , t r a n s l a t e d Gop a la t& p a n i U p a n i s h a d

w i t h t h r e e d i f f e r e n t c o m m e n t a r i e s , a n d K r i s h n a U p a n i s h a d , in to

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“ A p o l l o n i u s o f T y a n a ,” A . P . S i n n e t t .

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( p a m p h l e t s ) .

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“ B h a g a v a d G i t a ” w i t h S r i R a m a n u j a c h a r y a ’s C o m m e n t a r y , b y

A . G o v in d a c h a r lu .

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F u l l e r t o n , G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y o f t h e A m e r ic a n S e c t io n .

F r e n c h ( t r a n s l a t i o n s ) .

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“ T h e P a t h o f D i s c i p l e s h i p , ” M r s . B e s a n t ;

“ D e v a e h a n , ” M r . L e a d b e a t e r .

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“ I n v i s i b l e H e l p e r s / ' M r . L e a d b e a t e r ;

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“ T h e A n c i e n t W i s d o m , ’* M r s . B e s a n t ;

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o r i g i n a l p a p e r s ( p a m p h l e t s ) r e l a t i n g t o R a b b i D r . G . K l e i n ’s

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t r a n s l a t e d i n t o G u j e r a t i b y M r . M . D . S h r o f f , a n d p u b l i s h e d u n d e r t h e

t i t l e o f “ M n m u k s h u M a r g a .”

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w i t h S h v ! S h a n k a r a C h & ry a ’s C o m m e n t a r y , o f t h e f o l l o w i n g U p a n i s h a d s ,

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t r a n s l a t i o n o f b o t h t e x t a n d c o m m e n t a r y . T w o p a m p h l e t s w e r e a ls o

p u b l i s h e d b y t h e P r e s i d e n t o f t h e L o d g e .

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N o w t a m r a m U t t a m r a r a T r i v e d i , w e r e p u b l i s h e d d u r i n g t h e y e a r .

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n p o n T h e o s o p h y .

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h a s i s s u e d t h e S a n s k r i t t e x t w i t h E n g l i s h t r a n s l a t i o n a n d c o m m e n t a r y

o f t h e A m r i t a B i n d a , a n d K a i v a l y a U p a n i s h a d s , ( M in o r U p a n i s h a d s ,

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d e l e g a t e ; I n d ia n , b y t h e G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y ; A u s t r a l a s i a n , b y M i s s

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R E P O R T O F T H E E U R O P E A N S E C T I O N , T . S .

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p r e s s h o w h i g h l y I v a l u e t h e p r i v i l e g e , a n d t h e g r e a t p l e a s u r e t h a t i t i s

t o m e t o t r a n s m i t t o y o a , M r . P r e s i d e n t , m y r e p o r t o n t h e o c c a s i o n o f

t h e A n n i v e r s a r y M e e t i n g o f t h e S o c i e t y .

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t i e s o f t h e E u r o p e a n S e c t i o n t o r e c o r d d a r i n g t h e p a s t y e a r , y e t t h e

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a s a p r o o f t h a t a n y S e c t io n i s p e r f o r m in g i t s w o r k e f f i c i e n t ly , y e t t h e

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h o p e t o r e c e i v e t h 6 s p i r i t u a l h e l p a l w a y s g i v e n t o t h o s e w h o d e s e r v e i t ;

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w o r k f o r T h o s e w h o m w e s e r v e .

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o f A m e r ic a n h e a r t s b y t h e p r e a c h i n g o f t h i s s u b l i m e T h e o s o p h y . I t i s

m y m o s t e a r n e s t d e s i r e t h a t t h e t e a c h i n g o f t h e W i s e Ones may c o n t in u e t o s p r e a d f r o m l a n d t o l a n d u n t i l t h e g l a d t i d i n g s have reached e a r t h ’s r e m o t e s t n a t i o n s .

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h a v e b e e n c h a r t e r e d , a n d 5 B r a n c h e s h a v e s u r r e n d e r e d t h e i r c h a r t e r s

a n d d i s s o l v e d , t o w i t , t h e N a r a d a T . S . , T a c o m a , W a s h . ; t h e O m a h a

T . S . , O m a h a , N e b . ; t h e A n n A r b o r T . S . , A n n A r b o r , M i o h . ; t h e

D u n k i r k T . S . , D u n k i r k , N . Y . ; t h e D h y a n a T . S . , I n d i a n a p o l i s , I n d .

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f o u n d e x p e d i e n t to e n f o r c e r i g i d l y t h e r n l e t o d r o p f r o m t h e r o l l , m e m

b e r s d e r e l i c t i n d u eH , a n d s o m a n y h a v e t h u s b e e n c u t o f f t h a t t h e p r e

s e n t n u m b e r o f B r a n c h m e m b e r s i s b u t 1 ,2 1 5 ;*of m e m b e r s ~ a t - la r g e , 1 2 6 ;

t o t a l , 1 ,3 4 1 . L a s t y e a r i t w a s 1 ,1 6 4 .

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b e f o r e h e r r e t u r n t o E u r o p e i n t h e s p r i n g , a n d t h e S e c t i o n , t h a n k s t o

t h e e v e r - g e n e r o a s k i n d n e s s o f M r s . B e s a n t , i s a t p r e s e n t e n j o y i n g t h e

p r e s e n c e a n d la b o r o f M r . J . C . C h a t t e r j i o f L o n d o n . U n t i l t h e e x h a u s

t i o n o f t h e P r o p a g a n d a F u n d , g r e a t b e n e f i t w a s h a d f r o m t h e t o u r s o f

o u r t w o d e v o t e d l e c t u r e r s , D r . M a r y W . B u r n e t t a n d M r . F . E . T i t u s , a n d

v a l u a b l e h e l p h a s a l s o b e e n g i v e n b y v o l u n t e e r s . I n o r d e r t o i n c r e a s e

t h i s F u n d , a n d , i f p o s s i b l e , t o s e c u r e t o i t a r e l i a b l e i n c o m e , e n o u g h t o

k e e p o u r l e c t u r e r s in t h e f ie ld t h r o u g h m u c h o f t h e y e a r , a n a t t e m p t i s

n o w b e i n g m a d e t o s e c u r e f r o m e a c h F e l l o w a s y s t e m a t i c c o n t r i b u t i o n

o f s o m e s m a l l s u m w e e k l y . P a r t l y f o r t h i s a t t e m p t , b u t a l s o b e c a u s e

t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f o u r o t h e r a c t i v i t i e s h a s b e e n t o o s o a t t e n a d a n d

f e e b l e f o r t h e b e s t r e s u l t s , t h e w i s e p o l i c y h a s b e e n a d o p t e d o f c o n o e n *

t r a t i n g t h a t a d m i n i s t r a t i o n in C h ic a g o , i t b e i n g t h e n a t u r a l c e n t r e o f

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Y o r k l o s t i t s p r e d o m in a n c e b y t h e s e c e s s io n o f 1 8 9 5 . A N a t i o n a l C o m *

m i t t e e h a s t h e r e f o r e b e e n f o r m e d t h e r e , t o w h ic h h a v e b e e n t r a n s f e r r e d

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p a g a n d a , & c ., a n d s u b - c o m m i t t e e s t a k e c h a r g e s e v e r a l l y o f t h e s e s y s t e m s .

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t o t h ia d u t y . I a t h e w h o l e f i e ld o f S e c t i o n a l a c t i v i t i e s t h e r e i s n o t h i n g

m o r e c h e e r i n g a n d m o r e h o p e f n l t h a n t h e w o r k d o n e i n C h ic a g o .

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o m i t n o e f f o r t w h i c h c o u ld t u r n c a l a m i t y i n t o w e l f a r e . T h e s t r u g g l e s

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m o u s l y h e l p e d t h r o n g h t h e r e p u d ia t io n o f t h e n a m e b y o u e o f t h e t w o

b o d i e s a n t a g o n i z i n g t h e S o c i e t y , a n d t h u s t h e S o c i e t y h a s b e e n r e l i e v e d

f r o m a n i n c a l c u l a b l e a m o u n t o f o d io m a r i s i n g f r o m i t s s u p p o s e d r e s p o n

s i b i l i t y f o r f r a u d a n d f o l l y a n d p u e r i l e im p o s t u r e . T h e r e a r e i n d i c a

t i o n s t h a t p u b l i c c o n f id e n c e i s t u r n i n g a g a i n t o w a r d s t h e p h i l o s o p h y ,

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d e l u s i o n a r e b e g i n n i n g t o s e n s e i t s n a t n r e a n d t o r e n o u n c e i t .

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w i l l a b a t e t h e p a i n f u l e x p e r i e n c e s w h i c h s i n c e 1 8 9 5 h a v e c o n f r o n t e d t h e

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t o t h e s u c c e s s f u l a c h i e v e m e n t o f t h e m i s s i o n t h a t t h e A m e r i c a n S e c t i o n

f o r s o m a n y y e a r s h a s h e l d a s a s a c r e d t r n s t , — t h e p e r m e a t io n o f a c o n

t i n e n t w i t h t h e t r u t h s a n d m o t i v e s o f t h e W i s d o m R e l i g i o n .

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w i t h a s u m m a r y o f t h e A n n u a l R e p o r t o f t h i s S e c t i o n f o r t h e y e a r e n d i n g

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o f t b e m o v e m e n t a s a w h o le .

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t i o n a s r e g a r d s t h e h o l d i n g o f t h e T . S . A n n i v e r s a r i e s a t C h r i s t m a s , a t

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m a t t e r s w h e r e t h e i n t e r e s t s o f t h e H e a d q u a r t e r s a n d t h e S o c i e t y a s a

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d u r i n g t h e p e r io d i n q u e s t io n .

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H e h a s a l s o f o r m e d new B r a n c h e s a t C o n j e e v e r a m , N a m a k a l , T ir u p a t t u r ,

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l i f e r e a l l y m e a n s . H e a l s o a c c o m p a n ie d t b e P r e s i d e n t - F o u n d e r a n d

M i s s E d g e r t o s e v e r a l p la c e s o n t h e N o r t h I n d i a n t o u r . H i s i n v a l u

a b l e s e r v i c e s d u r i n g t h e p a s t s i x y e a r s a r e a p p r e c ia t e d b y m a n y , a s t h e y

d e s e r v e , a n d w e h a v e b e e n g r a t i f i e d b y t h e m a n y w a r m a n d h e a r t y

t e s t i m o n i e s o f t h e r e g a r d i n w h ic h h e i s h e ld .

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o f l e c t u r e s i n e a c h p la c e a n d g r e a t l y s t i m u l a t i n g t h e i r a c t i v i t y a n d

t h e lo c a l i n t e r e s t i n T h e o s o p h y , b y h i s a d d r e s s e s a n d e x p l a n a t i o n s .

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B r a n c h a n d g a v e a n u m b e r o f l e c t u r e s a t C h o w g h a t , P a l g h a t , S a l e m ,

C o im b a t o r e , T ir u p p a t t u r , V a n i y a m b a d i , K o d i m n d i , a n d E c h a n g u d i .

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p u r a n d K u r n o o l , a n d f o r m e d n e w B r a n c h e s a t N a n d y a l a n d R a y a d r u g .

M r . J . S r i n i v a s R o w , t o w h o m t h e S e c t io n h a s b e e n s o o f t e n i n d e b t

e d f o r h i s a d m ir a b le m a n a g e m e n t o f t h e f e e d i n g a n d o t h e r a r r a n g e m e n t s

a t o u r A d y a r g a t h e r i n g s , v i s i t e d G o o t y , a n d l e c t u r e d a t A n a n t a p u r ,

C u d d a p a h , B a n g a lo r e a n d S u l u r p e t t .

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i n g t h e y e a r , V a n i y a m b a d i , G o o t y , N a n d y a l , l e c t u r e d a t t h e s e p la c e s a n d

a l s o r e v i v e d t h e B r a n c h a t K u r n o o l w h i c h h a d f a l l e n i n t o i n a c t i v i t y .

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n e w B r a n c h a t D h a r a m p o r .

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L a l a J a g a n n a t h s p e n t 2 7 d a y s l e c t u r i n g a t t h e J a l l a n d h a r B r a n c h .

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a t A l i g a r h d u r i n g h i s v i s i t w i t h M i s s E d g e r t o N o r t h e r n I n d ia . '

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n o t a d e q u a t e t o t h e d e m a n d s u p o n i t . W h a t w e n e e d i s t w o m o r e m e u

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f r e s h l i f e o f s e v e n d o r m a n t o n e s . I n a d d i t io n t o t h e s e t h e H o p e L o d g e

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1 3 0 w h io h w e r e i n e x i s t e n c e a t t h e c l o s e o f o a r l a s t y e a r ’s w o r k .

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r e l a x o n r e f f o r t s i n t h i s d i r e c t io n .

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t r a n s l a t e d i n t o G u j e r a t i b y M r . M . D . S h r o f f a n d p u b l i s h e d u n d e r t h e

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a l s o p u b l i s h e d t w o s m a l l p a m p h l e t s .

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n p o n T h e o s o p h y .

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s e r i e s o f “ M in o r U p a n i s h a d s ” w h i c h h e i n t e n d s t o b r i n g o u t .

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f u r t h e r a d d t o i t s u s e f u l n e s s w e p r o p o s e t o i n c r e a s e i t s s i z e f r o m 2 4 t o

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l e c t u r e s t o t h e B e n a r e s B r a n c h , w h i c h h a v e b e e n t a k e n b y t h e k i n d c a r e

a n d z e a l o f o u r B r o t h e r S i r i s h C h a n d r a B o s e .

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f a c t o r y im p r o v e m e n fc; a n d t h e f o l l o w i n g i s a c o m p a r a t iv e

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l e s s i m p o r t a n t C e n t r a l H i n d u C o l l e g e . O u r d e a r a n d d e v o t e d B r o t h e r

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w o r k . T o h i s h e lp b o t h t h e C o l l e g e a n d i h e S e c t i o n a r e a g a in t h i s y e a r

s u b s t a n t i a l l y in d e b t e d , a n d I f e a r w e s h a l l in t h e f u t u r e f e e l h i s lo s s v e r y

s o r e ly , f o r h e w a s o n e o f t h e e x c e e d i n g l y f e w r i c h m e n in o a r S o c i e t y in

w h o m t h e s e n s e o f t h e i r d u t y t o t h e m o v e m e n t w a s e v e r a w a k e a n d w h o

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n o t m e r e l y a c c o r d i n g t o t h e d i c t a t e s o f t h e d e s i r e f o r p o s s e s s i o n s .—

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d u r i n g t h e c o m i n g y e a r .

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o u r m o v e m e n t h a s b e e n t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t a n d o p e n -

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w i t h t h e H in d u S h a s t r a s , in a d d i t io n to a t h o r o u g h e d u c a t i o n n p o n t b e

b e s t w e s t e r n l i n e s . T h e C o l l e g e h a s b e e n a f f i l ia t e d t o t h e A l l a h a b a d

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r e v i v a l o f I n d i a ’s s p i r i t u a l l i f e .

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s p e c i a l l y m e n t io n e d a s s t a n d i n g h ig h o n t h e R o l l o f

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s h a w R . M e h t a a n d P . M . G h a d ia l i , o f B o m b a y , a n d

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k n o w n w h e r e v e r t h e o s o p h i c a l l i t e r a t u r e h a s s p r e a d , w h i l e t h e o t h e r t w o

h a d e a r n e d t h e d e e p r e s p e c t a n d a f f e c t io n o f a l l t h e i r c o l l e a g u e s in I n d ia .

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t u a l a s p ir a t io n a n d w o r k s h a r e d f o r t h e r e g e n e r a t i o n o f t h e r a c e . E v e n

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d i v i n e in p u r i t y , in n o b i l i t y , in w i s d o m a n d in p e a c e . S o m a y i t b e !

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t b e n u m b e r o f B r a n c h e s n o w o n t h e r o l l o f t h e A u s t r a l a s i a n S e c t i o n o f t h e

T . S . i s f o u r t e e n ( 1 4 ) , o n e n e w B r a n c h h a v i n g b e e n c h a r t e r e d a t S y d n e y

u n d e r t h e t i t l e o f t h e E g y p t i a n L o d g e o f t h e T . S .

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b e i n g m i n im is e d b y a n e q u a l n u m b e r o f w i t h d r a w a l s .

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o n A p r i l 8 th , 1 8 9 8 . D e l e g a t e s w e r e p r e s e n t r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e B r a n c h e s

a t S y d n e y , M t . D a v i d , M e lb o u r n e , I b i s ( S o a t h Y & rr a , M e l b o u r n e ) ,

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a s h e w a s a t t a c k e d b y a s e v e r e i l l n e s s in t h e m o n t h o f M a y , t h e

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a n d t h e E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e w i t h r e f e r e n c e t o t h o c a r r y i n g o n o f t h e

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t h e s e c o l o n i e s w i t h o u t e x p e n s e t o t h e S e c t i o n .

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t h a t t h e n w e s h a l l h a v e m o r e a c t i v e w o r k t o r e p o r t t h a n w e h a v e a t

p r e s e n t .

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a c t i v i t i e s a n d p r i v a t e c l a s s e s f o r s t u d y , w i t h o a t c e s s a t i o n , a n d r e p o r t

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i n t e r e s t , s t i l l r e t a in t h e i r n u c le i o f a c t i v e e a r n e s t m e m b e r s , r e a d y to

la u n c h o u t i n t o w id e r w o r k a s s o o n a s o p p o r t u n i t y o f f e r s .

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m o n t h l y d u r i n g t h e y e a r . T h e b o o k s l e f t b y M r . S t a p l e s t o f o u n d a

n u c l e u s o f a S e c t i o n a l L ib r a r y h a v e b e e n r e c e iv e d a n d p la o e d a t t h e

d i s p o s a l o f t h e B r a n c h e s ; a n d t h e L ib r a r y h a s b e e n f u r t h e r in c r e a s e d

b y a d o n a t io n f r o m M rs- P a r k e r , o f t h e I b i s L o d g e , o f b e a u t i f u l l y b o u n d

c o m p l e t e s e t s o f a l l t h e m a i n T h e o s o p h i c a l m a g a z in e s .

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f o r w a n t o f s u i t a b l e M S S . h a s n o t b e e n a s u s e f u l a s i t m i g h t h a v e

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h a s b e e n a s l a r g e a s e v e r , a n d e n q u ir i e s f r o m t h o s e b e g i n n i n g t o b e

i n t e r e s t e d h a v e b e e n q u i t e a s n u m e r o u s a s in o t h e r y e a r s .

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o f f ic e r s , u p t o d a t e .

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t h e c a s e . W i t h b e s t w i s h e s f o r a s u c c e s s f u l a n n i v e r s a r y m e e t i n g ,

I a m , m y d e a r P r e s i d e n t ,

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T h r o s o p h i c a l S o c i e t y , N . Z . S e c t i o n ,

1 4 th November 1 8 9 8 .

The President •Founder, Theosophical Society, Adyar, Madras.D e a r S i b a n d B r o t h e r ,— O n b e h a l f o f t h e N e w Z e a l a n d S e c t io n ,

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f r a t e r n a l g r e e t i n g , w i t h t h e h o p e t h a t y o n r d e l i b e r a t i o n s m a y b e

h a r m o n io u s ; t h a t t h e r e s u l t m a y b e t h e f u r t h e r e x t e n s i o n o f t h e f ie ld

o f u s e f u l n e s s o f o u r S o c i e t y ; a n d t h a t i t m a y s o c o n t i n u a l l y g r o w in

t h e r i g h t d i r e c t io n t h a t t h e b l e s s i n g o f t h e M a s t e r s m a y b e m o r e a n d

m o r e b e s t o w e d o n i t a s t h e y e a r s g o o n .

Y o u r s f r a t e r n a l l y ,

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General Secretary.

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A u c k l a n d , N e w Z e a l a n d ,

November 2 7 th, 1 8 9 8 .

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t h e A n n i v e r s a r y M e e t i n g s .

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t h o u g h t s , a n d o f f e r s o f d e v o t e d s e r v i c e .

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d i f f i c o l t i e s , d i r e c t y o u i n y o u r d e l i b e r a t i o n s , s o t h a t a s a r e s u l t t h e

S o o i e t y m a y b e r e - i n v i g o r a t e d , t h e c a u s e o f H u m a n i t y b e s e r v e d , a n d

t h e M a s t e r ’s b l e s s i n g r e s t o n a l l t h o s e w h o s h a l l b e a p p o i n t e d t o a n y

o f f ic e .W . H . D r a f f i n .

R E P O R T O F T H E N E W Z E A L A N D S E C T I O N , T . S .

From 1st November, 1 8 9 7 , to 3 1 s£ October, 1 8 9 8 .

To the President-Founder of the Theosophical Society.D e a r S i r a n d B r o t h e r , — 1 h a v e t h e h o u o u r o f s u b m i t t i n g t o y o u

t h e R e p o r t o f t h i s S e c t i o n , t h e t h i r d s i n c e t h e S e c t i o n w a s f o r m e d in

1 8 9 6 , a n d t h e f i r s t w h i c h i t h a s f a l l e n t o m y l o t t o s e n d in t o y o u .

S i n c e t h e r e p o r t f o r w a r d e d t o y o u l a s t y e a r b y ra y p r e d e c e s s o r ,

M i s s L i l i a n E d g e r , w e h a v e h e ld o u r S e c o n d A n n u a l C o n v e n t i o n , a m o s t

s u c c e s s f u l a n d h a r m o n io u s g a t h e r i n g . I t w a s h e ld n t t h e H e a d q u a r t e r s

o f t h e S e c t i o n , i n A u c k l a n d , o n J a n u a r y 3 r d a n d 4 t h o f t h i s y e a r , a n d

w a s f a i r l y r e p r e s e n t a t i v e o f t h e v a r io u s B r a n c h e s c o m p r i s i n g t h e S e c t i o n .

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l e s s p u t i n t o f o r c e , b u t n o t s o e x t e n s i v e l y a s m i g h t h a v e b e e n e x p e c t e d .

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c u t i v e N o t i c e i s s u e d b y y o u e a r l y i o t h e y e a r .

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la n d , C h r i s t C h u r c h , D u n e d i n a n d W e l l i n g t o n B r a n c h e s a r e a c t i v e i n

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t h e m e m b e r s m e e t m o r e o r l e s s r e g n l a r l y f o r s t u d y ; W a i t e m a t a B r a n c h

h a s s u s t a i n e d a l o s s in t h e d e a t h o f i t s S e c r e t a r y , M r . J . D i n s d a l e , a n d

h a s c o n s e q u e n t l y c e a s e d a l l a c t i v i t y , w h i l e W a n g a n u i h a s a l s o c e a s e d

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k e e p t h e B r a n c h in e x i s t e n c e .

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t h r e e h a v e d ie d , f iv e h a v e l e f t t h e c o u n t r y , s e v e n h a v e r e s ig n e d , f i v e

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l i s t o f m e m b e r s o n ly n u m b e r s 1 7 1 a s c o m p a r e d w i t h 1 6 7 la s t O c t o b e r .

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S e c t i o n i n L o n d o n . A d d i t i o n s f r o m o t h e r q u a r t e r s h a v e b e e n m a d e to

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v a l u a b l e a d j u n c t t o t h e S e c t i o n . T h e b u l k o f t h e b o o k s a r e in th e

H e a d q u a r t e r s ' o f f ic e , b u t m a n y a r e lo a n e d t o d i f f e r e n t B r a n c h e s .

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d ir e c t io n o f D u n e d i n B r a n c h m e m b e r s ; a n d o w i n g t o t h e a c t i v i t y o f

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c a s e u l t i m a t e l y a t P o r t C h a lm e r s .

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s t i l l t h o s e t h a t a r e l e f t a r e l i k e l y t o b e s t e a d y w o r k e r s . T h e l a s t t w e lv e

m o n t h s , w i t h o u t t h e e x c i t e m e n t a n d s t i m u l u s o f s p e c i a l l e c t u r e r s , h a s

g i v e n m e m b e r s t h e o p p o r t u n i t y o f l e a r n i n g t o s t a n d u p o n t h e i r o w n

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a s s p o o n - f e d i n f a n t s , t a k e t h e m s e l v e s o f f t o o t h e r p a s t u r e s .

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C . W . S a n d e r s ,

General Secretary.

R E P O R T O P T H E N E T H E R L A N D S S E C T I O N .

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y o u a r e p o r t o f t h e a c t i v i t i e s o f t h e D u t c h S e c t i o n d u r i n g t h e l a s t y e a r .

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s t u d y a r e h e ld .

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e v e n t o f t h e y e a r , w a s M r s . B e s a n t ' s v i s i t i n J a n u a r y l a s t , w h e n f o r t h e

f i r s t t i m e s h e l e c t u r e d in s e v e r a l t o w n s b e s id e s A m s t e r d a m . H e r l e c

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d o w n i n s h o r t - h a n d b y M r . J . J . H a l l o , J r . , a n d p u b l i s h e d i n D u t c h ,

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h a v e r e a c h e d y o u . O n t h e e v e n i n g o f S a t u r d a y , J u l y 2 n d , a c o n v e r s a z io n e

w a s h e l d in t h e H e a d q u a r t e r s o f t h e D u t c h S e c t i o n , w h e n a l a r g e n u m

b e r o f m e m b e r s w e r e p r e s e n t . T h e M o r n in g S e s s i o n o f t h e C o n v e n t i o n

w a s d e v o t e d t o t h e b u s i n e s s o f t h e S e c t i o n . T h e e v e n i n g m e e t i n g , o p e n

t o a l l a s s o c i a t e s a n d f r i e n d s p r o v id e d w i t h a c a r d o f in t r o d u c t io n , w a s

v e r y l a r g e l y a t t e n d e d . T h e G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y o p e n e d t h e m e e t i n g

w i t h a s h o r t s p e e c h , a f t e r w h i c h a d d r e s s e s w e r e g i v e n b y M m e . W i n d u s t ,

o n “ T h e o n e C o n d i t io n o f M e m b e r s h ip in t h e T . S ;” b y J . L a u w e r i k s ,

o n “ T h e T h e o s o p h y o f C o n f u c i u s ; ” b y J o h . v a n M a n e n , o n " T b e

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i n g t h e s n m m e r m o n t h s , s t i l l a l a r g e a m o u n t o f p r o p a g a n d a w o r k w e n t

o n . A r e s o l u t i o n w a s p a s s e d i n C o n v e n t i o n t h a t i f p o s s i b l e t h e T h e o

s o p h i c a l S o c i e t y s h o u l d b e r e p r e s e n t e d a t t h e E x h i b i t i o n o f W o m e n ' s I n

d u s t r y a t t h e H a g u e , a n d a c c o r d i n g l y a s t a l l f o r t h e s a l e o f t h e o s o p h i

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a n d a n u m b e r o f p e o p le c a m e t o t h e b o o k - s t a l l t o a s k q u e s t io n s a n d

d i s c u s s t h e p o in t s w h i c h h a d in t e r e s t e d t h e m i n t b e b o o k s t h e y h a d

p u r c h a s e d - T h e C o n g r e s s H a l l w a s a l s o p la c e d a t t h e d i s p o s a l o f th e

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m e n t , ” b y J o h . v a n M a n e n , o n “ R e in c a r n a t io n a n d K a r m a ,” a n d b y

M r . J . J . H u l lo , J r . , o n “ T h e o s o p h y a n d S o c i a l P r o b l e m s . ” T h e le c

t u r e s w e r e w e l l a t t e n d e d a n d w e r e f a l l o w e d b y a n i n t e r e s t i n g d e b a t e

w h i c h d id m u c h to a r o u s e p u b l i c in t e r e s t , a s a t t e s t e d b y t h e in c r e a s e d

s a l e o f t h e o s o p h i c a l w o r k s . O u r t h a n k s a r e d u e t o o u r m e m b e r s , M m e s .

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t a k e c h a r g e o f t h e b o o k s a n d f u r n i s h in f o r m a t i o n to a l l i n t e r e s t e d in t h e

s u b j e c t .

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t h e p r o v in c e s a n d f r o m a b r o a d a n d w a s , t h e r e f o r e , a p a r t i c u l a r l y w e l l

c h o s e n c e n t r e f o r p r o p a g a n d a .

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g o o d w i s h e s o f t h i s S e c t io n f o r a m o s t s u c c e s s f u l C o n v e n t i o n .

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t h o u g h t a n d w e j o in t h e m in t h e h o p e t h a t y o n m a y l o n g b e s p a r e d t o

p r e s i d e o v e r t h e S o c i e t y o f w h ic h y o u a n d o u r b e l o v e d a n d d e e p l y r e s

p e c t e d H . P . B l a v a t s k y w e r e t h e c o - f o u n d e r s , a n d t o w h i c h y o n d e v o t e d

y o u r l i v e s .

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F r a t e r n a l l y y o u r s ,

W . B . F r i c k e ,

General Secretary.

R E P O R T O F T H E S C A N D I N A V I A N S E C T I O N : T . S .

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m e m b e r s o f t h e S c a n d i n a v i a n S e c t i o n w a s 3 4 1 . A f t e r w a r d s 1 1 4 n e w

o n e s h a v e b e e n a d m i t t e d ; b u t a s 9 h a v e l e f t , t h e t o t a l n u m b e r o f

m e m b e r s t o - d a y a m o u n t s t o 4 4 6 .

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t o w n , S u n d s w a l l , u n d e r t h e c h a i r m a n s h i p o f M r . A u g . B e r g l u n d . T h e

L o d g e h a s n o w 2 2 M e m b e r s .

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s io n s .

T w o p r e c io u s v i s i t s h a v e g i v e n a g r e a t i m p u l s e t o o n r w o r k . M r s .

A n n i e B e s a n t a r r i v e d d u r i n g t h e c o ld s e a s o n . S h e c a m e t o G o t h e n b u r g ,

i n S w e d e n , a n d l e f t f o r C h r i s t i a n i a in N o r w a y ,— a f t e r w a r d s t o S t o c k h o lm ,

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w h e r e s h e g a v e h e r l a s t p u b l i c l e c t u r e , 2 4 t h J a n u a r y , b e f o r e a n a u d i e n c e

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h e r v i s i t .

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h e r s o n , C o a n t A x e l W a c h t m e i s t e r . T h i s v i s i t t o o k p l a c e d a r i n g t h e

a n t n m n a n d c o n c e r n e d o n l y S w e d e n a n d D e n m a r k . A u g u s t 2 8 t h s h e

g a v e h e r f i r s t p u b l i c l c c t u r e in LuW &, in t h e n o r t h p a r t o f S w e d e n ,

c o n t i n u e d s o u t h w a r d a n d v i s i t e d B o d e n , S o l l e f t e a , H e r n o s a n d , S u n d s -

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s h e l e f t 2 5 t h S e p t e m b e r a n d t r a v e l l e d via P a r i s t o M a r s e i l l e s , a n d

t h e n o n t o B o m b a y , S h e g a v e d u r i n g h e r v i s i t t e n p u b l i c l e c t u r e s a n d

l e d , e v e r y d a y , d i s c u s s i o n s i n o u r L o d g e s .

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Z e t t e r s t e n ; E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t e e : D r . E m i l Z a n d e r ( v i c e - c h a i r m a n ) ,

M r . G . K i n e l l , M r . F r e d . L u n d , M rs . F a n n y ( n g e s tr O m , M r . G n s t .

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m e m b e r s , e x - o f f ic io , o f t h e C o m m it t e e *

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f i n i s h e d t h i s y e a r . I t i s t h e t r a n s l a t i o n , in S w e d i s h , o f “ T b e S e c r e t

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( a ) Translations: “ T h e S e c r e t D o c t r i n e / * b y H . P . B l a v a t s k y ,

V o l . I I . ( t h e l a s t 6 n u m b e r s ) ;

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b u s i n e s s w h i c h , a t f i r s t r a t h e r s m a l l , h a s n o w c o m e t o s u c h d i m e n s i o n s

t h a t t h e v a l u e o f t h e p u b l i s h e d a r t i c l e s a m o u n t s t o 2 7 ,3 2 0 S w e d i s h

c r o w n s ( s o m e f i f t e e n h u n d r e d p o u n d s s t e r l i n g ) . F r o m o u r o f f ic e , 1 3 M a s t e r

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S t a t e s o f A m e r ic a .

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y o a , a n d I h a v e t h e p r i v i l e g e o f b r i n g i n g y o a t h e m e s s a g e o f t h e i r

l i v e l y s y m p a t h y , t h e i r t e n d e r a f f e c t io n . T o y o u w e a r e b r o t h e r s

f o r w h o m t h e A r y a n e m i g r a t i o n s p r e p a r e d a d i s t a n t f i e ld o f i n c a r n a t i o n ,

b a t w e h a v e n o t f o r g o t t e n o a r c r a d le . T h e s w e e t n a m e o f I n d i a s o u n d s

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g r e a t t e a c h e r H . P . B . a n d o a r P r e s i d e n t p la n t e d , w h io h t h e y h a v e

v i v i f i e d w i t h a l l t h e f o r c e s o t t h e i r m i n d a n d h a v e w a t e r e d w i t h t h e

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g r a t i t u d e , a l l o u r lo v e .

P a n d i t J . 0 . C h a t t e r j i , a l e a r n e d m e m b e r o f t h e S o c i e t y w h o h a s

r e n d e r e d s u c h v a l u a b l e s e r v i c e t o M r . M e a d i n h i s t r a n s l a t i o n s o f t h e

U p a n i s h a d s a n d w h o h a s b e e n d o i n g g o o d w o r k in v a r i o u s l a n d s , b e i n g

in t r o d u c e d b y t h e P r e s i d e n t - F o n n d e r , r e n d a l e t t e r b r o u g h t b y h i m f r o m

D r . M a r q u e s o f t h e H a w a i i a n I o la n d s , g i v i n g a r e p o r t o f t h e A l o h a

B r a n c h , T . S . T h e l e t t e r i s a s f o l l o w s :

H o n o l u l u ( H . I , ) ,

October 2 6 , 1 8 9 6 .

Colonel H. S. Olcott, President, Theosophical Society.D e a r S i r a n d B r o t h e r , — I t a k e a d v a n t a g e o f t h e v i s i t o f B r o t h e r

C h a t t e r j i , t o s e n d y o u a d i r e c t r e p o r t o f t h e d o i n g s o f t h e A lo h a B r a n c h

o f y o u r S o c i e t y in H o n o l u l u ( A m e r i c a n S e c t io n ) . T h e B r a n c h n o w c o a n t s

2 5 m e m b e r s , a n d t h e r e a r e i n t b i s c o u n t r y 8 o t h e r s , M e m b e r s a t L a r g e .

W e h a v e a l ib r a r y o f a b o u t 1 0 0 v o l u m e s o f t h e b e s t t h e o s o p h i c a l

l i t e r a t u r e , o p e n e d f r e e l y t o t h e p u b l ic . T h r e e m e e t i n g s a w e e k h a v e

b e e n h e l d r e g n l a r l y , o n e o n “ S e c r e t D o c t r i n e ” ( S a t u r d a y ) , o n e o n

“ H u m a n A u r a ” ( T u e s d a y ) , a n d t b e t h i r d o n e , o f t h e E . S . T . ( F r i d a y ) .

A f o u r t h o n e , a B e g i n n e r s ’ C la s s , h a s j u s t b e e n s t a r t e d , n u m b e r i n g

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s e v e n , n o t y e t T . S . m e m b e r s . T h e H . P . B . c l a s s m e e t s o n c e A m o n t h , a n d t h e B r a n c h k e e p s W h i t e L o t u s D a y e v e r y y e a r . T w o p a m

p h l e t s — o n R e i n c a r n a t i o n — b y A , . M a r q u e s a n d M r s . M e s ic k , h a v e b e e n

p u b l i s h e d b y t h e B r a n c h f o r f r e e d i s t r i b u t i o n . M i s s M a r ie A . W a l s h ,

P a c i f i c C o a s t L e c t u r e r , w a s s e n t f o r , I n s t J a n u a r y , a n d g a v e l e c t u r e s

d n r i n g a m o n t h ’s s t a y , w h i c h w e r e w e l l a t t e n d e d b y t h e p u b l ic . T h e

n e w s p a p e r s , f o r m e r ly v e r y h o s t i l e t o T h e o s o p h y , a r e n o w a l l v e r y k in d ;

n o t o n l y w i l l i n g b n t e a g e r t o p u b l i s h a n y t h e o s o p h i c a l n e w s a n d t o e x

t e n d c o u r t e s i e s in a n n o u n c i n g o u r m e e t i n g s , e t c . T h e n u m b e r o f p e r s o n s

k n o w n t o b e i n t e r e s t e d i s q u i t e l a r g e a n d g r o w i n g , f o r a n a r r o w - m in d e d

p l a c e a s t h i s i s , s t i l l u n d e r c h u r c h i n f lu e n c e , a n d a n y l e c t u r e r s t h a t c o n ld

b e s e n t f r o m a b r o a d w o u l d b e s u r e o f a g o o d h e a r i n g a n d w a r m r e c e p t i o n ;

W e d e e p ly r e g r e t t h a t M r . C h a t t e r j i ’s s t a y i s s o s h o r t t h a t i t h a s b e e n

i m p o s s i b l e t o a r r a n g e a m e e t i n g w h ic h w o u l d h a v e g i v e n t h e m e m b e r s

t h e g o o d f o r t u n e o f h e a r i n g h im . T h e B r a n c h i n t e n d s t o c e l e b r a t e t h e 7 t h

o f N o v e m b e r , t h e a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e f o u n d a t i o n o f t h e T . S . , b y a s o c ia l

m e e t i n g . W e r e g r e t t h a t t h e r e a r e n o m e a n s , o f f i c i a l l y d e v i s e d , f o r

k e e p i n g i n t o n c h w i t h t h e C e n t r a l H e a d q u a r t e r s . A l t h o u g h t h e a u t o

n o m y o f t h e v a r io u s S e c t i o n s m a y b e v e r y w e l l , in a w a y , i t w o u l d d o

n o h a r m a n d w o u ld c e r t a i n l y t i g h t e n t h e b o n d s o f l o y a l f r i e n d s h i p , i f

s o m e t h i n g c o n l d b e h e a r d f r o m H e a d q u a r t e r s d i r e c t . C o n ld n o t a s m a l l

m o n t h l y p e r io d ic a l b e s t a r t e d i n A d y a r , g i v i n g a l l t h e v a r i o u s i t e m s

a n d n e w s o f g e n e r a l i n t e r e s t , t o b e s e n t t o a l l m e m b e r s i n g o o d s t a n d

i n g , a n d m a k i n g e v e r y o n e f e e l i n t o u c h w i t h t h e v e n e r a b l e P r e s i d e n t -

F o u n d e r ?V e r y f r a t e r n a l l y a n d o b e d i e n t l y y o u r s ,

A . M a r q u e s ,

President, Aloha Branchy T. 8.P . 8.— T h e M e m b e r s o f t h e A l o h a B r a n c h s e n d t h e i r w a r m e s t

g r e e t i n g s t o t h e C o n v e n t i o n .

[ D r . M a r q u e s , h a s b e e n a s k e d t o a s s u m e t h e G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r y s h i p

o f t h e A u s t r a l a s i a n S e c t i o n , a n d i s p r o b a b ly n o w o n h i s w a y t o t h a t

c o u n t r y . ]

M r . C h a t t e r j i a l s o g a v e t h e r e s u l t s o f h i s o b s e r v a t i o n s o n t h e o s o

p h i c a l a c t i v i t i e s in A m e r ic a .

A s u m m a r y o f t h e a c c o u n t s o f t h e T r e a s u r e r w h o w a s u n a b le t o

a t t e n d , o n a c c o u n t o f i l l n e s s , w a s r e a d b y H a r r y B a n b e r y . T e l e g r a m s o f

c o n g r a t u l a t i o n w e r e n e x t r e a d , f r o m O o a n t e s s W a c h t m e i s t e r , f r o m

P . C . J i n a v a r a v a n s a ( t h e B u d d h i s t P r in c e P r i e s t ) , f r o m t h e H y d e r a b a d

B r a n c h , T . S . , a n d t h e L a h o r e B r a n c h , T . S .

M r s - B e s a n t t h e n m a d e a n e a r n e s t a p p e a l o n b e h a l f o f t h e C e n t r a l

H i n d u C o l l e g e , o f B e n a r e s , f i r s t g i v i n g a s t a t e m e n t o f i t s o b j e c t s , a n d n e x t

s h o w i n g t h e v i t a l im p o r t a n c e a n d n e c e s s i t y o f t h e i n s t i t u t i o n f o r t h e p r o

p e r a n d a l l - r o u n d t r a i n i n g o f H i n d u y o u t h , p h y s i c a l l y , m e n t a l l y a n d

s p i r i t u a l l y . A m o v e m e n t h a s b e e n s t a r t e d t o f o r m lo c a l c o m m i t t e e s in

a l l t h e l a r g e t o w n s in I n d i a , t o c o l l e c t f u n d s f o r t h e s u p p o r t o f t h e

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C o l l e g e , a n d t h i s m o v e m e n t s h o u l d b e f a i t h f u l l y a n d e n e r g e t i c a l l y p r o s e

c u t e d .

R E P O R T O F B U D D H I S T S C H O O L S

CONNECTED WITH THE COLOMBO BUDDHIST THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY,

FOB THE TEAR ENDING 30T H NOVEMBER 1 8 9 8 .

Colonel H. S- Olcott, P . T. 8.D e a r S i r ,— T h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e B u d d h i s t E d u c a t i o n a l m o v e m e n t

a b o u t t e n y e a r s a g o w a s b e s e t w i t h m a u y d i f f i c u l t i e s a n d m e t w i t h s o m e

o p p o s i t io n . T h e c h i e f h i o d r a n c e t o s u c c e s s w a s i n t h e a p a t h y o f t h e

B u d d h i s t p u b l i c i t s e l f w h i c h lo o k e d u p o n t h e n e w m o v e m e n t w i t h

i n d i f f e r e n c e . T h i s b a d t o b e o v e r c o m e b y a p p e a l s t o t h e f e e l i n g s o f

n a t i o n a l i t y a n d r e l i g i o n , b a s e d u p o n t h e w a t c h w o r d o f B u d d h i s t

s c h o o l s f o r B u d d h i s t c h i ld r e n . A n o t h e r o b s t a c l e w a s t h e v i o l e n t o p p o

s i t i o n o f c e r t a i n m is s i o n a r y b o d ie s w h i c h h a d b e e n l o n g i n o c c u p a t i o n

o f t h e e d u c a t i o n a l f i e ld a n d c l a i m e d a p r e s c r i p t i v e r i g h t t o , a n d a

m o n o p o ly o f , t b e D i s t r i c t s a l r e a d y o c c u p ie d b y t h e m . T h e y d u b b e d

t h e n e w B u d d h i s t s c h o o l s a s f a c t i o u s o p p o s i t i o n s c h o o l s i n t e n d e d

m e r e l y t o d e s t r o y t h e g o o d w o r k o f C h r i s t ia n m i s s i o n s a n d h a v i n g n o

e l e m e n t o f s t a b i l i t y a n d p e r m a n e n c e .

T h e h u e a n d c r y r a i s e d b y t h e m i s s i o n a r i e s f o u u d a n e c h o i n o n e o r

t w o o f t h a G o v e r n m e n t I n s p e c t o r s o f S c h o o l s a n d e v e n i n t h e D i r e c t o r

o f P u b l i c I n s t r u c t i o n , w h o p r o m u l g a t e d t h e f a m o u s Q u a r t e r - m i l e

C la u s e , o r B u d d h i s t B o y c o t t i n g B i l l , w h i c h a f f e c t e d d i s a s t r o u s l y c e r t a i n

B u d d h i s t s c h o o l s t h a t h a d l a t e l y b e e n s t a r t e d . L o c a l e f f o r t s a g a i n s t t b e

i n q u i t i o u s c l a u s e h a v i n g f a i l e d , a n a p p e a l t o t h e S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e f o r

t h e C o lo n ie s b r o u g h t r e l i e f to t h e in j u r e d s c h o o l s .

T h e o u t lo o k t o - d a y h a s c o n s i d e r a b l y c h a n g e d . T h e n u m b e r o f

s c h o o l s h a s c o n t i n u a l l y in c r e a s e d , t h e m a s s e s o f t h e B u d d h i s t s t a k e k e e n

i n t e r e s t i n t h e i r v i l l a g e s c h o o l s . S t r a i n e d r e l a t i o n s w i t h t h e D e p a r t m e n t

o f P u b l i c I n s t r u c t i o n h a v e g i v e n w a y t o f r i e n d l y u n d e r s t a n d i n g a n d t h e

C h r i s t i a n M is s io n a r y B o d ie s h a v e r e c o g n i s e d t h a t t h e B u d d h i s t e d u c a

t io n a l m o v e m e n t i s t h e i r a l l y a n d n o t t h e i r f o e , i n o v e r c o m i n g t h e i n

d i f f e r e n c e a n d ig n o r a n c e o f t h e m a s s e s a n d in s p r e a d i n g t h e b l e s s i n g s o f

e d u c a t i o n t h r o u g h o u t t h e c o n n t r y .

T h e g r o w t h o f t h e n u m b e r o f s c h o o l s a n d s c h o l a r s f o r t h e p a s t

d e c a d e in s c h o o l s o f t h e B u d d h i s t T h e o s o p h ic a l S o c i e t y m a y b e s e e n

a t a g l a n c e f r o m t h e f o l l o w i n g t a b l e : —

Year. No. of Schools. No. of Scholars.

1 8 8 8

1 8 8 9

1 8 9 0

1 8 9 1

67

8 9

6869 3 4

1 ,0 4 2

1 ,1 7 6

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Year. No. of Schools. No. of Scholars.1892 12 1,4571893 22 2,2631894 28 2,7491895 38 3,1821896 46 4,6021897 60 6,9111898 79 9,280

Bat the example set by the Buddhist Theosophical Society in opening schools has been followed by private Buddhist Societies which prefer to maintain schools independent of the Buddhist Theosophical Society. The opening of some of these schools has been with tbe co operation of members of the B. T. S., and their existence also has been in a measure due to the educational movement initiated by ColonelH. S. Olcott.

The annual increase of all Buddhist Schools, whether Buddhist Theosophical or otherwise, has been a very steady one, and the growth of the number of the registered schools alone, and of the amount of grant-in-aid earned from Government, as compiled from the Director’s Annual Reports, has been as follows:—

No. of Amount of Grant.Year. Buddhist Schools Rs. CENTF.

1888 1 84 * 001889 15 3,396 * 001890 18 4,244 * 001891 18 4,613 • 001892 34 10,223 • 53

* 1893 33 11,054 • 001894 44 15,150 • 751895 54 15,096 • 451896 68 19,305 * 041897 86 22,185 • 621898(Government Report not yet issued).The Government have recognised the work carried on by us and

the following excerpt from the Account of the rystem of Education in Ceylon published by tbe Government Education Department as a Sessional paper, will be read with interest:—

Buddhist Schools.

“ Perhaps the most encouraging feature in the extension of educa tion in the country is the part, even thcngh taidy, taken by indigenous private enterprise in the establishment of schools. For the seventy years anterior to the constitution of the present Department of Pnblic Instruction, the only extraneous agencies arcillary tc the Department, in

* T h e c h e c k to th e in c re a s e o f sch o o ls th ia y e a r w a s d u e t.o th e o p e ra t io n o f t h e Q n a r te r -m i le C la u se r e f e r r e d to a b o v e .— A .E .B .

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the promotion of popular instruction, were the various missionary societies at work in the Island. Unrecognized and unaided by Govern ment, these societies had, within half a century of the British occupation of tlie Island, spread a network of schools throughout the country, that challenged the recognition when the instruction of the people ceased to be the object of sectarian animosities. The more liberal spirit displayed in the consideration of this subject in 1869 gave birth to a more enlight ened policy, and though the portals of religious neutrality in education were 6ince that year thrown open to all engaged in this enterprise, with out distinction, native Buddhists were still slow to avail themselves of the opening for educational activity in the interests of their co-religion- ists/that thus presented itself. For fifteen years or more after that, these Christian societies continued to be in almost undisputed posses- sion'of the field. With the Buddhist Theosophical movement in 1889 the Buddhist community awakened to tbe responsibilities to their co religionists that the presence of well-organized and successful proselyt izing societies could no longer permit them to shut their eyes to. A society was formed to resist the inroads of the foreign faith, and, by the establishment of Buddhist Schools for Buddhist children, to narrow the scope and the opportunities of the opponents of their religion. The apathy which for these long years contented itself with a policy of inactivity, was shaken off, and in ten years* time, 63 Buddhist Schools have been registered under the management of the Buddhist Theoeophi* cal Society.

A few Buddhist priests, too, have in the meanwhile interested themselves in education, and three of their number share the manage ment of 13 schools. A few wealthy lay Buddhists are the managers of 27 schools well attended and in many instances admirably housed. The total number of what may be termed avowedly Buddhist Schools, as distinguished from those private schools maintained in the interests of the teachers, now stands at 103, and there is every indication tbat this number will be increased year by year. For the present year no less than 20 applications for Buddhist Schools are under consideration.”

The Government have also recognised the educational efEorts of the Buddhists, by the appointment of a member to represent the interests of Buddhist Schools at the Board of Education.

Schools in the W estern C ircuit.Within the Western Circuit nineteen new schools have been opened

in 1898, as follows Mabima Boys’ jWatinapaha Mixed ; Nittambuwa Mixed ; Peellawatta Girls’ ; Godagama Girls’; Padukka Mixed ; Medaga- ma Boys’ ; Pelpola Mixed ; Mahagama Boys’ ; Barawawila Girls’ ; Kalu- bowila Mixed; Boralesgomuwa Mixed; Sanghamitta (Industrial); Maduwa Girls’ ; Yagodamulla Girls’ ; Galgana Boys’ ; Randombe Girls’ ; Yatiyantota Mixed ; Watugedara Boys’.

Ofthe new schools opened last year the following eleven have been registered for grant by the Director of Public Instruction

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Indibedde Mixed ; Eotadenujawa Boys’; Yitanamalla Boys’ ; Mora* tu mulla Mixed; Nalluruwa Mixed ; Ambalangoda (English) Boys’ ; Kadewideya Boys’ ;Kasbewa Girls’; Mahagama Boys’ ; aud Sanghamitta Industrial (Girls’); Sanghamitta Vernacular (Girls’).

The total number of schools in this circuit is 79, of which 44 are registered schools. The applications for the registration of the others have been forwarded to the Director of Public Instruction, and their registration may be expected next year.

The amount of grant earned by these schools In 1897 was Rs. 8,78,300In 1898 (up to date) »was „ 9,93,550

which is an increase of „ 1,44,050 up to date.For the improvement of existing schools and their greater efficiency

and continued growth and prosperity I may venture to make a few suggestions:—

1. The opening of one or more training schools for vernacular teachers, to be attached to the leading English schools. Such schools will receive aid from Government and will supply the demand for pro perly trained and qualified teachers for our out-station schools.

2. The opening of a larger number of English schools witbin the circuit. There are only four such schools in the circuit at present— three for boys and one for girls. I am glad that substantial tiled build ings for English schools have been put up at Kollupitiye and at Kela- niya and that they will be opened nhortly. A.fund is also being raised for opening an English school at Wellawatfa. Other desirable sites for English schools are at Panadura, Kalutara and Matara.

3. The formation of a Buddhist Litemture Society for the preparation and publication of school books for our Vernacular and English schools and for books on Buddhism.

Such Society may also undertake the annnal examination of scholars in religious knowledge and award prizes. At present a Christian Missionary Histoiy of Ceylon, antagonistic to Buddhism, is being nsed in our schools, and this is an anomaly. I have prepared a history, from 543 B. C. to 1505 A. D,, which I am willing to submit to such a society. There is also no Central Board of Examination, or even an approved list of Text Books in religious knowledge—a subject of primary importance in the establishment of Buddhist Schools.

4. I have repeatedly urged the necessity of the appointment of an Inspector of Schools, and I am glad that Mr. Dharmasiri, who has been over ten years a practical teacher at the Ananda College, and who holds a first-class license has lately been appointed. I expect much from his periodical visits of inspection to our out-station schools which he will pay regularly from this month.

5. Funds are urgently wanted for the upkeep of existing schools for the opening of new schools, for the salary of a clerk at tbe Head

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quarters, and of the Inspector of Schools, for travelling and incidental expenses, for a Prize Fund for Religious knowledge and for the carrying ont of the suggestions I have Made above. The Annual Fancy Bazaar in aid of the Educational movement takes place in December—17th, 18th, and 19th—at the Ananda College, nnd I truxt tbe Bud<lhist Public, both the wealthy and the moderately well-to-do, will recognise the good work that has been done in the past and respond liberally.

The thanks of the Buddhist community are due to all the local managers of oar schools for their substantial help in money and in aid of their local schools, and to all teachers engaged in our schools for their efficient work.

I do not wish to make invidious distinctions by mentioning the names of those only who have contributed largely to the upkeep of their schools. They obtain the reward of inward satisfaction with their unselfish work.

A. E. B u u l t j e n s ,

G eneral M anager of B uddhist Schools.

BUDDHIST PRESS REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30t h No vember 1898.

Colonel H . S. Olcott, F resident-F ounder, T. S .Dear Sir and Br o t her ,—I beg to submit my report in connection

with the Buddhist Press for the year ending 30th November 1898.Last year I had the satisfaction to report on the progress of the

several departments under my immediate control. The period under review also, I am equally pleased to say, has been a year of greater progress than I anticipated.

The circulation of our Sinhalese newspaper, the Sandaresa, has largely increased during the year, and tbe income from subscriptions and advertisem*nts has also increased considerably. Owing to the growing demand of the space of the paper for public business advertisem*nts it lias been found necessary to enlarge the paper as soon as possible, and I hope to obtain the sanction of the Society early next year.

Auother improvement in connection with the Sinhalese Department is the establishment of a type-casting room.

As regards job work, the number of orders received during the year from outsiders has been very large and more than our establish ment could execute. 1 have therefore found it an urgent necessity to enlarge the jobbing department. Printing work executed for the Society has also increased considerably. The expansion of our School Department is due to this increase.

Colonel Olcott’s ‘ ‘ Buddhist Catechism ” and Mr. Leadbeater’s “ Sisn- fodaya” (Parts I. and 11.) went through auother edition. This year only

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one new book, the “ Gihi Diva Chariya’* (Sinhalese Etiquette) by Mr.H. Dharmapala, was printed. This very useful book has already gone through two editions, and the third is also likely to be issued very soon.

Our English organ, The Buddhist, having been a weekly for the last nine years is now made into a neat little monthly magazine. This time Mr. D. B. Jayatileka, b .a ., Vice-Principal of the Ananda College, has kindly taken up the editorship, and the journal, I am glad to say, by the manner in which it has been accepted by the public, is not likely to be such a failure as when it was a weekly.

The success of our work rests chiefly on the successful working of our two organs, and specially the Sandaresa. For this purpose the pre mises have to be enlarged, and then I will be able to extend the Print ing establishment, and carry on the work much more satisfactorily.

Fraternally yours,H. S. P e r e r a ,

Manager.

REPORT OF THE GENERAL MANAGER OF BUDDHIST SCHOOLS IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCE.

F o r t h e y e a r e n d i n g 31st D e c e m b e r , 1898.Colonel H. S. Olcott, President, Theosophical Society,

D e a r Sir,—I have the honour to forward the annual report for the year ending December 31st, 1898, of the work done in the Central Province by the Kandy Buddhist Theosophical Society.

General Educational Work.—There are now 32 registered schools under the management of the Society, two of which were placed on the list* of Grant-in-Aid Schools since last year. Two more schools have been opened this year which are not yet registered, an English Boys* School at Bopitiya, and a Vernacular Mixed School at Polgahawela, so that in all we have nine English Schools and twenty-five Vernacular Schools, making a total of thirty-four, with an attendance of about 3,500 children.

Registered Schools.(1) Dharmaraja College, 310; (2) Matale Boys, Euglish School,

150; (3) Hatton Boys * English School, 122 ; (4) Katugastota Boys * English School, 183; (5) Karunegalla Boys’ English School, 1 12 ; (6) Nawalapitiya Boys’ English School, 130; (7) Ampitiya Boys’ English School, 90; (8; Panurla Boys’ English School, 46; (9; Gampola Ver nacular Mixed, 160; (10) Rattota Vernacular Mixed, 110; ( 11) Han- guranketa Vernacular Mixed, 160; (12) Manikawa Vernacular Mixed, 135 ; (13) Maturata Vernacular Mixed, 143 ; (14; Padiyapalella Ver nacular Mixed, 140; (15) Ataragalla Vernacular Boys’, 180; (16) Dan*

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kande Vernacular Boys’, 40; (17) Millagahalanga Vernacular Boys’, 68; (18) Bembiya Vernacular Boys’, 19; (19) Paneliya Vernacular Boys’, 90; (*20) Kandy Vernacular Girls', 136; (21) Katugastota Vernacular Girls’, 75; (22) Ampitiya Vernacular Girls’, 40; (23) Kadugannawa Vernacular Girls’, 98 ; (24) Iriyagama Vernacular Girls’, 56; (25) Panwila Vernacular Girls’, 33; (26) Wattegama Vernacular Girls*, 46; (27) Mailapitiya Vernacular Mixed, 150; (28) Rambuk- kana Vernacular Girls’, 50; (29) Galagedara Vernacular Girls’, 70; (30) Digane Vernacular Girls’, 32; (31) Ulapane Vernacular Boys’, 50; (32) Mahawewe Vernacular Boys’, 140.

Unregistered, Schools.(33) Dbarmaraja School for Priests, 31; (34) Bopitiya English

Boy s ’ School, 80; (35) Polgahawela Vernacular Mixed, 110 .From this list it can be seen that we have 10 English Schools with

au attendance of 1,254 children and 25 Sinhalese Schools with an attend ance of 2,236 making a total of 35 schools with an attendance of 3,490. As all returns have not yet come in from the Office of the Director of Pub lic Instruction, it is difficult to estimate the total grant earned for the year, but the total amount will be at least Rs. 7,000.

I am pleased to be able to Ray that, speaking generally, the English Schools under our management have passed very satisfactory Govern ment Examinations, in many cases standing first in their particular districts for efficiency.

The Sanghamitta Hermitage— In last year’s report attention was drawn to the necessity for opening a Boarding School for the daughters of Kandyan chiefs. Since that time the want has been supplied chiefly through the untiring efforts of the Countess Canavarro. She opened the Sanghamitta Hermitage as a Girls’ Boarding School in May of this year. As her work in Colombo occupied so much of her time she gave over the care of the school to Miss Rodda, an Australian lady, who had been residing for some time at Adyar. Under the skilful management of Miss Rodda the institution is gradually achieving the success it deserves.

Dharmaraja College.—Perhaps the chief work of the year has been in connection with the High School in Kandy. I am glad to be able to report tbat its numbers are rapidly increasing so that now there are over 300 boys whose names appear on the roll, most of whom are very regular in their attendance. It is now one of the largest Buddhist Schools in the island, and it has been thought advisable, in order to keep pace with the rival Missionary Schools, to change the name, and for the future it will be known as the Dharmaraja College. Great thanks are due to Mr. Panday, a member of the Bombay Lodge, for his valuable services so freely given as Vice-Principal, to which the in creased efficiency of the school is largely doe.

Mr. Faber, a member of the Hope Lodge, T. S., Colombo, has also aken up duties in the school as Head-master, and great results in the

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future are to be expected from his energy and unexceptional abilities. The teaching staff generally has been re-organized and when I men tion that in the school curriculum, such subjects as Latin, Higher Mathematics, Science, Sanskrit, Pali, and short-hand are included, it can be seen that the prospects of future success are bright and encouraging.

The enlargement of the school premises is proceeding steadily, though slowly. Our best thanks are due to all those gentlemen who have contributed so willingly. When completed, the College will have accom* modation for one hundred boarders in addition to the usual number of day scholars.

Here I must not forget to express the great thanks dne to Mr. Goonewardhana, the President of the Society, Mr. Kobbekaduwa, R. M., the Secretary of the Society, M. Batuwantudawe, the Sub-Inspector of Schools, and Mr. E. M.B. Seneviratne, the Assistant Secretary, for the willing help they have given me in the arduous work of collecting sub scriptions for the Building Fund. Tonrs have been made throughout the Central Province for this purpose and Mr. M. Batuwantudawe in particular deserves special thanks for the valuable help he has given me.

In connection with the College a priests’ school has been establish ed, with the Revd. T. Silananda, keeper of the Oriental Library, Kandy, as Principal. There are at present 31 priests in the school, whose ages vary from ten to eighteen. The course of study includes English, Sanskrit, Pali, Classical Sinhalese, Tamil, Mathematics and Sciences.

Tbe school has been formed with three objects:—1st.— Of raising the Buddhist priesthood from the low state to

which it has fallen.2nd.—Of counteracting the work of the Jesuit priests who have

established a large seminary two miles from Kandy.3rd.—For the purpose of training missionaries for general work in

Buddhist countries.Qeneral Activities.—Lectures on Ethical Buddhism are given in the

College Hall on each Full Moon Night, while other lectures on philoso phical subjects have been given at irregular intervals, the Revd. T. Sila nanda, the Countess Canavarro and Messrs. Dharmapala and Faber being among the lecturers.

Dharmaraja Lodge,—A Lodge has also been formed for regularly organized study in Comparative Religions and Philosophies* Members who join bind themselves to hard and systematic study, so that they may be more competent to carry on the future work of the Society. We are hoping during tbe next year to be able to form the nucleus of a library of Theosophical and Philosophical Works, such a library being essential if we are to carry out our object.

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Visit of Colonel'Olcott and Panchama delegates.A noteworthy incident of the present year and one which marks a

new departure in the modern history of Buddhism is the visit of Colonel Olcott accompanied by the Panchama delegates, Dr. Iyodhi Doss and Mr. Krishnasawmy, during the month of July. There is no need here to state their object at length, as it will be found elsewhere. It is suffi cient to say that they were received with every mark of welcome and of enthusiasm, both by priests and people of all castes ; and although the people here have a great many projects on their hands to be carried out, yet they are sparing a portion of their time and thonght to give to the work to be undertaken in Madras.

At every place visited by me on my lecturing tours the news was received with joy and many blessings were called down upon the Colonel (“ Their Father” as they call him) by the people, for his share in the work.

In conclasion, I have to thank the several gentlemen who have so kindly acted as local managers of our schools, and I feel sure that if the ready support of all our friends be given with equal willingness in the future as has been hitherto done in the past, many of our projects will be canied out to a successful completion.

I am, Dear Sir,Yours fraternally,

H a b r y B a n b e r y ,

Principal (Dharmaraja College) and Oenl. Manager, Buddhist Schools, C. P.

R r p o r t o p t h e B u d d h i s t T h e o s o p h i c a l S o c i e t y

o f G a l l e d u r i n g t h e y e a r 1898.To the President-Founder T. S.

Twelve general meetings were held and as many more for transaction of businesBin connection with educational matters. Most of the mem* bers have to be constantly appealed to, to rouse up their dormant spirits to active work. There is a large field in South Ceylon forwork, but no labourers. The presence of a European is likely to bring about a change and the sooner a genial sympathetic European graduate is 'sent to assume duties as Principal of Buddhist work in the Southern Province, the better it will be for the myriads of children growing up in ignorance and attending non-Buddhistic institutions.

1. Mahinda College is gradually progressing. A diligent, sym pathetic European Teacher should be appointed as Principal if the institution is to be a success. The funds at the disposaKof the Manager are not at all satisfactory to promise a handsome pay. As an institu tion started under the auspices of the Theosophical Society the hope of the most of the Buddhists here is that tbe President-Founder of the Theosophical Society and his worthy colleagues will help the Manager

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with a competent Principal to undertake work at the College almost for a nominal pay.

2. Kalegana Boys' School is steadily progressing. It is a primary English School.

3. Dangedara Mixed Vernacular School earned a satisfactory grant at the last Government examination. It is situated at a centre where Buddhist parents take very little notice of the education of their children,

4. Meepawala Boys’ School is progressing. An application has been made to the Public Instruction Department to have it registered as a Mixed School, so that girls whose education is neglected, in about six villages, may be benefited thereby.

5. Ganegama Boys* School is well attended. A Girls* School has been opened with the view of converting the Boys* School into a Mixed School.

6. Gintota Mixed School. This was taken op by the Society in Januaiy last. It was at the time rapidly going down, bnt now it is over-crowded and the building is being enlarged. Our hearty thanks are due to Mr. F. de Silva, Station-Master, the President of the Local Society, and Mr. Jnwanis Modalali, Treasurer, for their indefatigable labour to strengthen the stability of the school. There are four teachers, and an attendance of about 150.

7. Hagoda Boys* School. This is situated in a hamlet populated by indifferent Buddhists. The school is mainly kept np by the sup* port of Mr. T. D. S. Amarasuriya, President of Galle Branch.

8. Milidduwa Mixed Sohool is increasing in attendance. A new bnngalow is being put up.

9* Unawatuna Mixed School was opened in November last year. It has an attendance of nearly 300.

10. North Dangedara Mixed School has an attendance of about 150. An application has been forwarded to the Department for its registration.

11. Lelwala Mixed School. This is a school situated in a centre where thousands of boys and girls are left quite untutored. Buddhist parents here are wholly indifferent to the education of their children.

O. A. J a y a s e k e r e ,

G a l l e , 12th December, 1898. -------- Secretary.

B u d d h i s t T h e o s o p h i c a l O f f i c e ,

G a l l e , 23rtZ December 1898.To the President-Founder, T. S •

Sib,—I have the honour to enclose herein the Balance Sheet of the National Fund sent to me by the Treasurer only this morning.

I beg further to add that, if onr work in the S o u t h e r n Province is to succeed, it is essential that we shonld have an energetic European as the Principal of Mahinda College. ,

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Mr. Gordon Douglas has resigned, as onr sympathy is not with him, in consequence of his hostile attitude towards the Theosophical Society.

Your obedient servant,0. A. J a t a s k k b b e ,

---------- Secretary.

The Singhalese N ational Buddhist Fund collected by ColonelH , S. Olcott with the aid of the Buddhi*t Theosophical Society .

RECEIPTS- Amount. EXPENSES. Amount. Total •

To collections by Colonel Olootfc

Rs.

5,845

ot.

93 By amount lent on Bonds

Rs.

4,941

ct.

70

Rs. ct.

Interest received from 16th December 1896 to 15th December 1898

By unexpended balance ...

450

1,582

50

57

Value of immoveable property

Amount in C. M. Bank ...

Amount in hands of Trea* surer

1,000

599

195

00

19

236,736 12

Expenses frotn 15th Deer. 1896 to 15th D eer. 1898.

Peons’ wages 60 o c

Carriage hire and sundries 17 75

Books, A o, to Schools ... 38 03

Mahinda College 609 60

i Sanorawala Sohool 120 00

Dangedara 8chool 87 50

Gintotte Sohool 150 00

Haberaduna Sohool 60 001,142 88

Total B s . . . 7 Q*7Q 00* iO /VTotal Rs... 7,879 00

Audited by A. J. JAYASEKERE,

V. P . B o a rd o f M a na g ers,H. C. PE REE A,

T re a su re r, B . N . F .G U lls, 3rd D ecem ber 1898.

THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION'.The twenty-third Anniversary of the Theosophical Society wu

celebrated at Victoria Hall, on December 28th, at 5-30 p. m., and was very largely attended. In addition to the cheering remarks made by the President-Fonnder and the General Secretary of the Indian Section,

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Mr. Keightley, brief addresses were delivered by Miss Sarah E, Palmer, delegate from America, Dr, Pascal, of France, Miss Lilian Edger, of the Colonies, Mr, Kapade, of Amraoti, Professor Arthur Richardson, and Baba J. C* Chatterji.

Dr. Richardson, President of the Central Hindu College, referred to the system of education prevailing in the East, and said it often resulted in damaging the morals of the pupils, and rendering graduates less useful to the community than they would otherwise be, He noticed the widely divergent character of the two forces—Culture and Cram, the former prevailing in the West, the latter in the East. Although Cram might enable a student to pass an examination, it left the character untrained and the intellect feeble aod lacking in true discipline. He said it would be the aim of the Hindu College with which he was connected, to realise the nobler aims of education.

Following is a translation of Dr. Pascal’s address:H o n o u r e d P r e s i d e n t , a n d D e a r B r o t h e r s , —

1 am profoundly convinced tbat my stay in India will be one of the sweetest, one of the greatest blessings which Destiny has granted me in the course of my present iucarnation. I cherished this conviction, intuitively, before leaving Europe, and since my feet have pressed the holy soil of your country, I find each day confirming it afresh.

For, indeed, wbat privilege could be sweeter than to return to that land which was for us, Aryans, our common cradle; to the countiy where we entered upon the experiences whioh were to constitute the task of our fifth cycle; the land which the great Rishis and thousands of Yogis have hallowed by streams of love poured forth in profusion age after age ?

What boon could be greater than to dwell for several months in the most sacred city of the world, in the spiritual focus of our planet, in the very heart of India—holy K&si, whose atmosphere has been bo deeply saturated by the divine radiation of the great Beiugs that—after centaries ofthe Dark Age, after the fall of the sublime India of the past» after numberless barbarian invasions, after years of contact with the most terrible of destroyers—*the materialistic civilisation of the egois tic West—its atmosphere remains sweet with calm, with peace, with purity, and allows the soul thus filled to expand under its caress and soar towards the Infinite? What could make one happier than to dwell thus in the life-giving atmosphere of Elder Brothers, by the side of souls holy and strong, at the feet of the great Apostle who was given for our enlightenment, when the disappearance of the radiant messenger, H. P. B. seemed to leave tbe world in the darkness of night P

What conld cause greater joy than to come to the foot of the tree of Theosophy, to rest under its shade, and to open the doors of the mind and the heart to the memories of tbe past which fill the air of the Headquarters ?

Therefore my heart is full of the liveliest gratitude to all those, great and small, known or unknown, who worked at the building of the

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glorious edifice known as the Theosophical Society: above all to the G-reat Souls who guide the spiritual evolution of Humanity, to Whom we owe a reverence so profound that to speak of Them in any other langu age than that of the silent adoration of the heart, peems a profana tion for the mighty spirit who was called H. P. Blavatsky and who was that chaunel of that flood of Life and Light which the Great Brotherhood poured out upon earth on the eve of that critical momerat which is to see one cycle expire and another be born ; for H. P. B-, who was of all of us tbe teacher, of all the mother, who bore with a courage we too often forget, the frightful blows aimed by the spirits1 of evil against the edifice which shall regenerate onr raoe mttde gangrenous hy materialistic scepticism; for H. P- B. who, like all Saviours of the world, had to bear a heavy cross on the road to her Calvary and drink to the last drop the bitter cup of the Passion for our President-Founder, who was the builder of the edifice we admire to-day ; the faithful workman of our Masters, the indefatigable labourer, travelling iu all latitudes and by every means seeking to cement new centres to the foundation-stone; the strong sonl who re mained unshaken amidst tenable troubles, unmoved in face of the most dangerous of the forces of destruction, the ridicule which dissolves all that it touches ; the hero who fought out beside H. P. B. the obscure but terrible battles of our theosophic childhood, and who has never for a moment ceased, as you know, to devote himself to every taak of abnega tion and self-sacrifice : for that galaxy of devoted souls, of whom mow than one is present here, who were the faithful and indefatigable co-workers of those early days, days full of difficulties, dimmed by hatred and treachery, by calumny and falsehood, by plottings and soan- dals> by all the powers of Evil striving to stifle the new*born light ; for all those who, since then, have given to the Society the support of their voice, their fortune, their thought or their love ; finally, for her to whom there came, on the departure of our glorious H. P. B. the order to throw her great soul into the theosophic instrument and who, ever since, ensouls and guides it, who instructs us, sustains us, guides us, protects us, giving to the cause all the energies of her body and her soul—Mrs. Annie Besant.

Without the sacrifices of this staff of heroes, without the efforts of these pioneers, without all these acts of devotion known or secret, present to our memory or forgotten, the flood of spiritual Life which the Great Brotherhood had to pour out upon the world, could not have come down to us ; it would not have found any channels to receive and distribute it to the souls parched by the simoon of materialism; we should have remained in the night, groping in darkness, crying in vain for light, and the dawn of freedom would not have shed on our fore heads its luminous life nor opened our eyes with its rosy fingers; our race would have pursued its mad career towards the abyss and no guide, no light, no barrier would have prevented its losing itself in the depths of the gulf which swallows up the peoples which have lost the path.

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* * * Bat gratitude is incomplete if it does not emerge from its negative aspeet, if it remains shut up in the silence of the heart, if its vibrations do not go forth iuto the field of action on the physical plane. Gratitude mnst taka on its positive expression and translate itself into concrete devotion; we mnst not rest satisfied to receive with sel6 sh joy; we ought to give, we ought to show forth to the world the light we receive, we should not be mere receivers in a s piritual avarice, bnt chan nels always wide open, giving free passage to tbe waters of Life which come to us from God.

And this individual devotion, although indispensable, is not suffici ent. The radiations of mere units are too restricted, too isolated to pro- dnce anything but feeble isolated centres ; the union of all in love and devotion is needed ; the cells of the theosophic body must be one with its organs and with the whole system ; networks of life mast arise from this fraternal solidarity of individuals, functional activity mUst arise and the Theosophical Society become the complete living organism which it ought to be, the perfect instrument for which the world is waiting. Then the life which the great Beings pour out into it will find its full expression, its total result, and Theosophy will shine like a sun whose brilliant rays will light up the dogmas of the churches, will revive the spark of the “ spirit ” deadened by the “ letter,” a sun which will warm all, give life to all, enlighten all: scienoes, philosophies, religions.

lt rests solely with ourselves to hasten the epoch of this union, of this fraternal solidarity, of this organic perfection ofthe theosophic body which is needed ere the instrument can give forth the full expression of the divine harmony whioh shall re-echo therein. The stumblings of infancy are overpast, the mistake* of youth lie alreadybehind us, the old Karma which hampered our first steps is nearly ex hausted ; we can see the first signs which betoken the coming of our manhood, the age of strength and action. Let us take courage then, and redouble our efforts. Let us not rest content with considering the func tion which the Section, the Branch or the Centre of the Society to which we belong specially fulfills ; let us think, at the same time, of the entire organism, in each one of its cells ; let us will energetically that this spiritual union of the unities in the life which makes them live shall be t h e uniting link of onr efforts, the cord binding together the separate strands of our individual forces, and when the thought of each shall be the thought of all, wheu the power of each shall be multiplied by the power of all, wheu the devotion of each shall be sustained by the devo tion of all, the sacrifice of the Great Nameless Oues shall bear its fruit— the Redemption of the Race.

Mrs. Besant’s closing address was a masterly outburst of eloquence, and a condensed report of it will be reproduced in February Theosophia Never before has there been so brilliant an outlook for tbe progress of theosophical ideas during the next century*

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RECEIPTS. Amount. EXPENSES. Amount.

Bs. A. P. B e. A. P

Balance on 24th Deo. 1897 ... 25,096 9 0

Mr. S. Bangiah Naidu, N ag. pore ... 12 8 0

Interest on Government Pro Note .................... 1 7 7

Do. on Savings Bank 2 13 0

Total... 25,113 5 7

ANNIVERSARY FUND.

BECEIPTS. Amount. EXPENSES. Amount.

Bs. A, P Bs. A. P.

Balance on 24th Deo. 1896 ... 259 1 C Jallery 61 8 11

D o n a t i o n s :— Victoria Hall 15 0 0

Mr. B. Kesava Bow and three feeding delegates, Ac. 60 *7 0others, Dharapnram 4 0 C

FJxtra servants 28 3 0„ Bamasawmi Pillai and

two o thers... 1 8 0 Repairs ... 47 12 3

Dr. D. J. Edal Behram, Surat 65 0 c Sundries ... 55 8 0

Countess Wachtmeister 100 0 0 Pandal contractor ... 128 2 0

Mr. Snrya Bow Naidu, Viza Iron railing 7 0 0gapatam 15 0 0 --------- — —

393 9 2Balance ... 51 0 1

Total... 444 9 3 Total... 444 9 3

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HEAD-atJARTEKS 7TJHD.1898.

RECEIPTS. Amount. EXPENSES. Amount,

Rs. A. P . R s . A. P .

Balance on Deoeniber 1897.. 2 ,7 1 8 10 7 Establishment charges 2,333 4 1Repair and Material 3,639 8 4

D o n a t i o n s Stable 349 3 1 0U r. P. D . Khan, Bombay ... 15 0 I Post and Telegrams 81 1 0 0„ C* 8ambiah 15 0 G Kood for guests 378 13 1„ A. F. Knudsen 50 0 0 Printing and stationery 500 1 0 1 0„ A. P. Sinnett, London Loans raised and returned ... 2,908 14 0

Lodge £5-0-0... 8 0 0 C Travelling 236 1 0„ D. D. Chidester £4-0-4.. 6 1 5 Sundries 1,393 14 4

Mrs. L. Wad ham, and Miss Transfers 263 7 0Brodie, San Francinco 19/9 14 1 3 0 Cashi ng cheques 682 1 5 0

H.H. Maharajah, Kapurthala 150 0 0Mr* K. Venkataran, Bellary... 100 0 0Dr. Balkishen Lal, Lahore 2 0 u (1

Mr. Jussa Wala, Bombay 2 5 0 0Buenos Ayres, South America 120 0 0

Mr. P. Nanjunda Naidu,Hassan 3 0 0

A Lodge on a/o of Indian Sec. 21 l u 0

Mr. Yenkatakanniah 1 8 0

Mrs. Patel, Pittsburg,U. S. A.£2-0-7... 30 7 0

Mr. N. Ramasamy Naidu,K ottur... 1 0 0

„ Anantrai Nattiji Mehta,Bhavnagur 81 0 0

Fee for opening hostel duringConvention 3 0 0

A sympathiser 5 0 0W. A. E 10 0 cMr. P. de Abrew 6 0 0

Entrance F e e s :—Dharma Baja Lodge 20 0 0Mr. Robert J. Tebbitt, Pekin. 13 0 0

T r ave l l ing Expenses :—Return ticket charge for'Miss

Edger 8(58 0 0Headquarters to Benares,

Indian Section 100 0 0Trip.to Burmah 500 0 0

Du e sEuropean Section £86**’ 5-10 1,323 5 cAmerican do £81-16- 4 1,227 4 7New Zealand do £ 9* 7*10 147 2 0Australian do £12* 6* 4 196 4 0Netherlands do £ 8* 2*10 121 2 10Indian do 1,464 1 6

Carried over... 9,514 7 11Carried over... 12,763 5 6

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HEAD-aUABTEBS FtHHM Continued). 1898.

RECEIPTS.

Brought forward...

Scandinavian Sec. £25- 8- 4 Theosophist Fnnd £12-13- 7Beturn of Loan from Library

Do do Theosophist.Loan from Private Funds Beturn of small loan Loan from Theosophist Beoeived from Theosophist in exohange for cheque£30-0-0

In terest on Mortgage Thompson & Co.

Interest on Post Office Salto of tickets Garden

Total...

Amount.

Rs.

9,514

4061907606C0370

45C0

450

5453

28

A.

13,470

EXPENSES.

Brought forward...

Amount.

Bs.

12,763

P.

6

Balanoe...

Total...

70718,470

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R E C E IP T S . A m ount. E X P E N S E S . A m ount.

Rs. A. p.•

Rs. A. P

Balance on 24th J>ec.; 189 7. 215 tia Purchases of books 730 12 0

D o n a t i o n s :— B inding 16 6 0

Mr. A. K. Seetaram a F re ig h t ... 14 2 2S a s tr ia r (Cuddapah) 1 0 0

Miss R odda 10 0 (j Subscrip tions to Periodi cals 6 2 0

Mr. C. Sam biah 15 0 0„ R. S u ry a R o w 20 0 0 E stablishm ent charges ... 642 0 0

A. Von Hoffmann< EnglandJ 2 0 0 0 0 Stationer}’ 1 8 0

., P . KesavnpilUi {Gooty) 5 0 0 0W. G. John (firiabune) R epairs and m aterials ... 1,130 13 8

£ 2 -0 0 2 9 9 0„ T. D . S. A m arasnriya, Sundries ... ... 91 2 0

Galle 100 0 0An F. T. S. in B urm ah ... 250 0 0 Loans re tu rn ed 7 5 0 0 0Babu N arend ra N ath •

M itter 50 0 0Mr. T. M. S undaram Piilai.

(Palladam) 50 0 0„ C. M urugesa N adar

(Tranquebar) 4 0 0 0H. H . Rani M rinalini of

P ikapara. 100 0 0Prince H aris in h ji Rup- . *

sinh ji 500 0 0Mr. Ross Scott, (Lurknnw) 50 0 0In te rest from Post Office

Savings Bank 1897*98... 1 4 3Loan from H d.-qrs. Fund 850 0 0T ransfer from 500 0 0H- P. B. Memorial Fund... 500 0 00 . F. S. Fund 4 0 0 0 0Sale of books 23 12 0C ontribution for books 12 8 5

i3,382 13 10

B alan ce ... 590 10 6

T o ta l... 3,9738!

4 T o ta l R s .. . 3,973 8 4

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R EC EIPTS. Am ount, j E X PE N SE S. Amount-

Rs. A. P. R*. a IP.

Balance on 24th Deo. 1897 ... 602 8 7 Cost of 8 tee l D ie... 60 0 VGold Medal (P . W. S .) 46 0 0Subscription 3 0 0

D o n a t i o n s One Sandalwood box 1 0 0Packing, &c. 2 10 0

U r. Bai Sahib fswarapra- One case for the medal 3 0 0sad Mandala ... 500 0 0 Tnsnrance fi>e, A c.... 1 2 0

„ V. C. Seshjichari, Mylapore 5° 0 0., T . V. Gopalasawmy Iyer,

Tripatore 2 0 0„ T. N. Bamaohandra Iyer,

S a le m ................. 5 0 0„ D. Raguram Rao, Chingle-

put ... 3 0 0„ N. Venkataraghavayya,

K anjivaram ... 2 0 0,, 0 . Sundara Row, Vaniam-

badi ..................... 1 0 0„ M. V. V asudeva Iyer,

Cuddapah 1 0„ V. Knppasami Aiyer ... 16 0 0„ T. N . Snbba I y e r .............. 2 0 0

Mrs. Roshan Lal, Allahabad. 10 0 0Mr. M. Bangasam i Iyengar... 1 0 0

„ A. G. W atson ... 20 0 0„ A. P . K nudsen 10 0 0„ N . M. De ai, Amraoti ... 3 0 0„ N . Venkatakanniab, Arcot 1 c 0

Adyar Lodge T. S. 6 0 0Mr. J. Srinivasa Bow, Gooty 2 0 0

„ P. S. Ramasami Iyer 1 0 u„ Padmanabha Iyer 1 0 €

A Brother 1 0 0C d . H. S. Oloott, P. T. S. ... 50 0 0Miss Lilian Edger 2 0 0Upendranath Basu 10 0 0Bangalore T. S. ... 10 0 0Mr. A. M ahadeva Sastri 5 0 0

„ A . Nilakantha Sastri 2 0 0„ K. C. S. A nanta Nara

yana Iyer 3 0 0„ M. Jagannatha Md, Madras

T. S. ..................... 1 0 0In t. on P ost Office Savings

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Total B s .. 1,341 4 7 Total B s ... 1*341 4 7

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R E C E IP T S . A m o u n t. E X P E N S E S . A m o u n t.

;Ka. |A. P. Rs. A. P .

B a la n c e u n 2 4 tl i Doc. 1 8 9 7 ... 2 ,9 4 6 9 3 L o a n to L ib ra ry 5 0 0 0 0

I n t a r e s t on P ro -N o te s ... 4 4 1 8 B a lan ce

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R E C E IP T S . A m o u n t. E X P E N S E S .1 i

A m o u n t.

Ks.

1iL P . Rs, A. P .

B alance ori 2 4 th Dec. 1897 ... 2 ,7 9 3 U 6 P a id to 0 . E re e S c h o o l to m e e t c u r r e n t e x p en se s ... 103 0 0

I n te r e s t on G o v t. P ro -N o te s . 3 9 j io 6 L oan to L ib ra ry 4 0 0 O 0

I n te r e s t o n M o rtg a g e 191 11 6

T o ta l . . . 5 0 3 c j 0

B a lan c e ... 2 ,5 2 1 7 6

T o ta l . . . 3 ,0 2 4 7 6 T o ta l Rb ... 3 ,0 2 4 7 6

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RECEIPTS. Amount. EXPEN8ES. | Amount.

Be. A. P. Rs. A. |p.

D o n a t i o n :— Nil ................................... ...

W. b . Fricke, General Secy.,

Netherlands Section £ 9 -1 7 -4 . 148 9 3

11

RULES OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY.As revised in General Council, July 9,1896.

C o n s t i t u t i o n .

1. The title of this Society, which was formed at New York, United States of America, on the 17th of November, 1875, is the “ Theosophical Society.”

2 . The objects of the Theosophical Society are :!• form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, with

out distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour.II. To encourage the study of comparative religion, philosophy and

science.IIL To investigate unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent

in man.3. The Theosophical Society has no concern with politics, caste rales

and social observances. It is unsectarian, and demands no assent to any formula of belief, as a qualification of membership.

Membership.4. Every application for 'membership mnst be made on an authorised

form, and must be endorsed by two members of the Society and signed by the applicant; but no persons under age shall be admitted without the consent of their guardians.

5. Admission to membership may be obtained through tbe President ofa Branch, tbe General Secretary of a Section, or the Recording Secretary “ d a «"■«"*• °f membersh*p- bearing the .ignatare of the President and the seal of the Society, and countersigned by one of the above-named officers. B h a l l be i s s u e d t o t h e m e m b e r . ^

Officers.6 . The Society shall have a President, a Vice-President, a Recording

Secretary, and a Treasurer.

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7. The P residen t-Founder, Colonel H . S. O lcott, hoWa tbe office of P res iden t of th e Theosophicnl Society fo r life, mid hns tho r ig h t of nom ina tin g his successor, sub ject co the ratification of tlie Society .

8. The term of th e Presidency in seven years (sub ject to the exception nam ed in R ule 7).

9. The P residen t shall nom inate th e V ice-President, sub jec t to election by the Society. T he V ice-President’s te rm of office shall expire upon the election of a new P residen t.

10. T he appoin tm ents to the offices of the R ecording S ecre tary and the T rea su re r shall be vested in the P residen t.

11. The P residen t shall be th e cnstodian of all the archives and records of th e Society, and shall be one «f th e tru stees and adm in istra to rs fo r p ro p e rty of all k inds, of which th e Society as a whole is possessed.

12. T he P res id en t shall have th e power to m ake provisional appo in t m en ts to fill all vacancies th a t occu r in the offices of the Societv, nnd shall have d iscre tionary pow ers in a ll m a tte rs n o t specifically provided for in these R oles.

13. On fche death o r resignation of fche P residen t, the V ice-President shall perform th e p res iden tia l du ties un til a successor takes office.

O rganiza tion .

14. Any seven members may apply to he chartered as a Branch, the application to be forwarded to the President through the Secretary of the nearest Section.

15. T he P res iden t sh ill have au tho rity to g ra n t o r refnse applications fo r ch arte rs , which, if issued, ran<t hear his s igna tu re and th e seal of the Society, and be recorded at. the H eadquarters of the Society.

16 A Section m ay be form ed by the P residen t of the Society, upon the application of seven o r m ore ch arte red Branches.

17. All C h arte rs of Sections o r Branches, and all certificates of m em bership , derive th e ir a u th o rity from the P residen t, and m ay he cancelled by th e sam e au tho rity

18. Each Branch nnd Section sh ill h*ve th* pow*»r of making its ovm Rules, provided they do not conflict, with the general rules of the Society, and the Rules shall become ' valid unless their confirmation be refused by the President.

19. E very Section m nst appoint, a G«n«ral Secretary , who shall be the channel of com m unication between the P residen t and the Section.

20. The General S ecretary of each Section shall forw ard to th e P res i dent, annually , no t la to r then the 1st day of November, a re p o r t of the w ork of his Section up to th a t date, and any tim e 'fu rn ish any fu r th e r in form a tion the P residen t m ay desire.

Administration.

21. T he general control and adm in istra tion of th e Society is vested in a G eneral Council, consisting of th e P residen t. V ice-President, and the Geneial Secretaries.

22. No person can hold two offices in the General Council.

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'23. Six month* before the expiration of a President’s term of offioebis sncciBFor diall be Dominated by th e General Council, and the nomination shall l>e sent out by the Vice-President to the General Secretaries and Recording Secretary. Each General Secretary shall take th e votes of his Station according to it« rules, and the Recording Secretary shall takothoee of th*» remaining m em bers of the Society. A majority of two-thirds of the recorded v otes shall be necessary for election.

H eadquarters.24. The Headquarters of the Society are established at Adyar* Madras,

India.25. The Headquarters and all other property of the Society, including

the Adyar Library, the permanent and other Funds, are vested in the Trus tees for the time being of the Theosophical Society appointed or acting under a De»d of Trust, dated the 14th day of December 1892, and reoorded in the Chingleput District Office Madras, India.

F inance•26. The fees payable to the General Treasury by Branches not rnwjfiurf

w ithin the limits of any Section are as follows: For Charter, £ 1 ; for each Certificate of Membership, 5a.; for the Annual Subscription of each member, 5a. or equivalents. *

27. Unattached Members not belonging to any Section or Branch pay an Annual Subscription of £1 to the General Treasury.

2?. Ba»*h Section shall pay into the General Treasuiy one-fourth of the total amount received by it from annual dues and entrance fees.

29. The Treasurer’s accounts shall be yearly certified as correct by qualified auditors appointed by tbe President.

Meeting.30. Tlie Annual Genera! meeting of the Society shall be held at Adyar

in tbe month of December.31. The President shall also have the power to convene special meet

ings at discretion.Revision*

32. The roles of the Society remain in force until fay theGeneral Council.

True Copy Official.H. 8 . Olcott, P. T. S.

C. W . L e a d b e a te r .Secretary to the Meeting of Council.

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O F F I C E R SO F T H E

T H E O S O P H I C A L S OC I E T YAND

U N I V E RS A L B R O T H E R H O O D .

P r e s id e n t .

He n r y S. Ol c o t t .( L a t e C o l o n e l S . C . y W a r D e p t . , U . S . A . )

V ic e - P r e s id e n t .

Al f r e d Pe r c y Sin n b *t .

R e c o r d in g S e c r e t a r y .

Wm . A. E n g l i s h , M. D.

T r e a s u r e r .

T. VIJIARAGHAVA CHARLU.

G e n e r a l S e c r e t a r i e s o f S e c t io n s .

Al e x a n d e r Fu l l e r t o n , American Section.Address : 5 , University Place, New York.

Be r t r a m Ke ig h t l e y , M. A. (Upe n d r a Na t h Ba s u , B.A., L.L.B., j Indian SectMm-

Address: Benares, N. W. P.T h e Ho n’bl e Ot t w a y Cu f f e , European Section.

Address: 1 9 , Avenue Road, Regent’s Park, London, N. W. A. Marques, D. Sc., Australasian Section.

Address: 4 2 , Margaret St., Sydney, N. S. W.A. Ze t t e r s t e n , Scandinavian Section.

Address: Torstensonsgatan 1 2 , Stockholm.C. W. Sa n d e r s , New Zealand Section-

Address: Mutual Life Buildings, Lower Queen Street, Auckland, N. Z.

W. B. Fr ic k e , Netherlands Section.Address: 7 6 , Amsteldijk, Amsterdam.

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P r e s i d e n t i a l D e le g a te f o r A u s t r a l i a a n d N e w Z e a la n d .

Miss Lil ia n Ed g e r , M. A.( A ustralia, 4 2 . Margaret Street, Sydney.

Ne w Ze a l a n d , Mutual Life Buildings, Lower Queen Street, Auckland.

F e d e r a l C o r re s p o n d e n t .

(Mr s .) Is a be l Co o pe r -Oa k l e y ; assisted by Ol iv e r Fir t h and M. U. Mo o r e .

Address : 1 9 , Avenue Road, Regent’s Park, London, N. W.

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S U P P L E M E N T T O

THE THEOSOPHIST.OCTOBER 1898-

T H E H . P. B. M E M O R IA L F U N D .

The votes of the Members of the General Council are now all in, and the transfer of tbe unexpended money in the Fund to the Memorial School Fund is approved by a two- thirds majority. Before, however, officially ordering tbe transfer, I shall carefully consider the adverse view entertained by the Vice-President. It may be that my action will be postponed until I draft my Annual Address. Meanwhile, the money is. drawing interest at the rate of 10£ p. c., being loaned on first mortgage on choice real estate in Madras. H . S. OLCOTT .

F IN A N C IA L S TA TE M EN T ,

eiacknowledged with than

The following receipts from 27th August to 28th September 1898 areiks:—

H e a d -q d a r t e e ’8 F u n d .r s . A. P.

Mr. O. Sambiah, Mylapore. Subscription ... ... ... 1 8 0A . Venkata Kanniah, Namakal. Donation ... . . . 1 8 0

L ib r a r y F u n d .M r. C. Sambiah, Mylapore. Subscription ... ... ... 1 8 0

„ T. M . Sundaram Pillai, Palladam, 2nd payment. Donation. 25 0 0 An F. T. S. of Burma. Subscription for August 1898. . ..6 0 0 0Found in the contribution Box in the Library ... ... 12 8 5M r. C. Murugesa Nadar in addition to Rs. 10 put in contribu�

tion Box. Donation ... ... ... . . ,4 0 0 0

W h it e L o t u s F u n d .Mr. W . B. Fricke, General Secretary. Netherlands Section Theo�

sophical Society by Credit Note of the Madras Bank. ... 148 9 3[This is the beginning of a Fund for general T. S. purposes, at the disposal

of the President -Founder, and derived from the savings of friends by acts of self-denial.

Su b s c r ipt io n s t o t h e H . P. B. P a r ia h S c h o o l .Additional subscriptions:—

Mr. T. Sadasiva Iyer, Dindigul. Donation out of Rs. 50promised ... ... ... ... ... ... 20 0 0

,, R . Anantakrishna Sastri, Adyar. Donation ... ... 10 0 0„ R. M . Mohedji, Bombay. Donation ... ... ... 15 6 0

T. V ij ia r a g h a v a Ch a r l u , A d y a r . 28th September 1898. Treasurer, T.:S.

T H E H . P. B. M E M O R IA L S CH O O L .

The purchase*money for the Kodambakam property has been paid, the Title made out in the name of the “ President and Managing Trustee of the Theosophical Society and his successors in office,” and as soon as the workmen can be spared from the Convention Hall repairs at headquarters, they will make the new premises ready for occupation.

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M IS S E D G E R ’S TOUR .

The South Indian Tour of Miss Lilian Edger, m .a ., nnder the escort of the President -Founder and the management of Mr. £ . Narayanswami Iyer, the Provincial Secretary, was finished on the 17th ultimo. It was a most gratify* ing success throughout, and the respected lecturer made as many friends and well -wishers as she had auditors. The tour did great good to the public and immensely helped the prestige of the Indian Section and the general move�ment. On the 30th ultimo, Miss Edger was to leave Madras for Benares to be with Mrs. Besant until after the Sectional Convention in this month. The President -Founder remains at Adyar to superintend the bailding works in progress, but will be at Benares on the 23rd instant, in time to preside oyer the Convention. Mr. Narayanswami accompanied Miss Edger.

Mbs. B E S A N T ’S R E TU RN .

Our tireless advocate and traveller, Mrs. Besant, lauded at Bombay on the 17th ultimo and went straight on to Benares, in company with Dr. Pascal.F. T. S., of France, Mr. .Bertram Keightley and Mr. Chakravarti, who all came out with her. The Countess Wachtmeister will follow later, but in time for the Benares meeting. W e shall have two splendid Conventions this year.

NOT ICE .

The General Secretaries of the seven great Sections of the Theosophical Society will please remember to forward their Annual Reports promptly, with carefully revised list of Branch officers, so that they may be received at Headquarters in season to put in type and correct before the Annual Conven�tion. The reports from the more distant Sections should be started not later than November 15th. W . A . E.

N E W IN D IA N B R A N C H E S .

W e learn that Branch Inspector R . Jagannathiah formed a new Branch under the name of “ Brahma Vidya,” at Rayadr&g, on August 7th, and tbat “ at the opening ceremony, over 1,000 poor people were sumptuously fed ;*’ also that a Branch at Nandyal htis been formed by him ana the dormant Branches at Kurnool and Anantapur revived.

T E A C H E R H E L P E R S .

Referring to our article on ‘Teacher Helpers,' in the July number, w e quote from a recent letter from a Buddhist geutleman at Rangoon, some pas�sages which show the urgent need of trustworthy, qualified teachers of both sexes for non-Christian schools. Our correspondent says: “ There are two Buddhist Schools at Rangoon, one for boys, the other for girls. The head�master of the boys’ school has the degree of B. A., and is paid Rs. 150 per men�sem and a house. He has been given a month’s notice to quit, at the instiga�tion of the Christian padris. The manager and founder of these schools is an enthusiastic gentleman holding a high office under Government. He earnestly begged me to write and ask you to send him an European teacher, a graduate or diploma-holder, and a good Buddhist......I implore you to appoint a com�petent teacher within a month’s time, otherwise the Rangoon Victoria EmpressBuddhist Boys’ School will be no more:......A Buddhist head mistress is alsorequired for the other school, but a little later. She must hold a certificate. The two schools are registered aud receive grant -in-aid : the boys' school is registered as a Middle School.’*

It will be seen at a glance how necessary it is that there should be such a Teachers’ Register, as was indicated in our July article, at the Adyar Headquarters. For lack of it, it is quite likely that the Victoria School in question may have to be abandoned, as I am quite unable to supply the teacher so urgently demanded,

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1 have, however, great pleasure in saying that in response to the appeal ior Teacher Helpers, Miss S. E. Palmer, F. T. S., of Minnesota, u. s. a *, a certificated teacher of sixteen years’ experience, has volunteered her services “ for life, without pay.” She prefers to work in the field of Pariah education, as her strongest sympathies go out to the poor things. She will be able to pay her travelling and some other expenses. I have accepted her generous offer and therefore we shall have the pleasure of seeing her at the Conven�tion.

THE VOTE FOR THE MEDALS.

We must request our subscribers to send in their votes for the two Theotopkist medals more promptly. Not one hundred had been received from India up to the close of last month, and they were coming in at the rate of only tw o or three a day. This is not kind nor neighbourly, nor does it show the right sense of the pleasure and honor that will be given the successful writers by the award of the prizes by a full vote. They are very handsome specimens of Indian handicraft, well worthy of being kept as heirlooms in families. Please, therefore, fill up the voting-cards at once and post them.

BHAVAN ISHANKAR IN MADRAS.

Pandit Bhavanishankar is now in Madras giving a course of excellent jectures on Bhagavad Gita, at the invitation of the Adyar Lodge T. S. He is the guest of the Hon. Justice S. Subramania Iyer, of the High Court.

EDUCATIONAL WORK OF THE T. S. IN INDIA.

Having undertaken and largely succeeded in educational work in Ceyltm, as we showed in one of our Notice, the other day, the Theosophical Society has recently put forth efforts in the same direction in India. Of course, the educationHl work of the Society in Ceylon has been based on Buddhistic lines. In India, it is mostly on Hindu lines. We make this slight exception, owing to the fact, that schools have been opened in South India for the primary education of the Pariahs, or Panchamas, where education is imparted without, we believe, a reference to any particular religion. That (he Society is concerned materially in the moral welfare of Hindu children is proved by the number of little branch Societies for their improvement. Tne A rya Bala Bodhini is an excellent periodical for circulation among Hindu boys. The Theosophical Society has now taken a more ambitious flight. It has succeeded in establish- inga Hindu College at Benares, the seat of Hindu orthodoxy and sanctity. A Hindu College for imparting higher education, demanded by modern condi�tions, but wedded to a sound religious and moral training on Hindu lines, has been long a desideratum in India. Such an institution was established in the sacred Kashi of the Hindus on the seventh day of the seventh month of this year. The inaugural ceremonies were, of course, religious, including the Ganesh Puja and hom ceremonies. Slokas and Mantras from the Yedas were also chanted. A large batch of students from the Government College in Benares attended the uniqae celebration. Twenty-eight students were enrolled on the very first day, many more have since become pupils of the Hindu College. The education imparted in this institution, ought to be within the reach of most middle-class Hindus, as the fees are fixed very low, a rupee a month for tho school classes, and two rupees for the collegefclasses. The need of the “ Central Hindu College’'—as that is the full name of the College—has been felt by the people, and even admitted by the Govern�ment. Sometime ago, a high Government official exhorted the Hindus to make provision for the religious training of their children. We have ourselves for years made a similar exhortation. We congratulate the Theosophical Society on taking up and working out the idea in a prac�tical manner. The “ Central Hindu College” has started modestly, and will, for the present, teach up to the previous standard of the Allahabad Uni�versity. The Institution, we gladly note, will have a boarding-house at�tached to it, so that the boys may enjoy the advantages of home supervision,

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while pu rsu ing th e ir studies. I t is th e aim of the prom oters of th e In s ti tu tion to make it a t least as powerful and useful as the A lighu r In s titu te has been am ong the Ind ian Mahomedans. The Theosophical Society does no t despair of a tta in in g complete success in th is d irection before lonj*. 8 ince these lines were w ritten , we find, th a t the *4 C entral H in d u College ’ a t B enares haB been affiliated to the A llahabad U niversity up to th e Inter* m ediate S tandard in the F aculty of A rts . The College is indebted for tb is affiliation to P and its Sunder Lal and A dityaram B h attacharji—the la t te r Professor in S ansk rit for many years in the M uir College in A llahabad—to Dr. T ribau t, the O rientalist, to Mr. Justice P. C. B anner ji, b u t m ost of a ll to Mr. Ju stice A ikm an, the V ice-Chancellor of the U n iversity . W e le a rn th a t th e num ber of pupils now num bers 1 0 0 , and th a t there is g rea t need of more room for school work, for the lib ra ry and for th e laboratory . M ost sincerely we hope the funds may be supplied. May the efforts of the Theoso phical Society in the cause of H indu education be crow ned w ith su c c e ss !

— I n d i a n M i r r o r .

T H E O R IE N T A L IN S T ITU T ION , C O N J E E V A R A M .

[As the promoter of the above-named pdblic library is personally known and esteemed by us, and the scheme seems to be a most usefal one, we give place to the appeal that has been issued on its behalf. Some of the most influential men in the Presidency are giving it their support, and courses of lectures to the number of 78 have been delivered on religions and scientific subjects during the past two years. W e shall be glad if our recommendation should help towards its prosperity. E d., T heosophist .J

We beg to bring to the notice of the public that in March 1896 a free Library called “ The Sri Kanchi Kalavati Library” was opened for the use of the Public. From January 1897 thia institution has been known as the Conjeevaram Oriental Literary Institution, for its field of operations has widened.

2. The objects of this Institution are .(1) To encourage the study of the Sanskrit and the Vernacular L iteratures

(a) by opening and maintaining an Anglo-Sanskrit Sohool or College; (6) b y im proving, as far as practicable, the two purely Sanskrit Colleges now working here teaching Tarka, Vyakarana and Mimamsa; (c) by opening classes for instruction in the Vedas and the Prapandhas, the Gita and the Upanishads, e tc .; and (d) b y holding an annual conference of Pandits. .

(2) To bring oitf V e r n a o u l a r School Books in Hygiene, History, Geogra phy, Physiology, Elementary Physics and Chemistry, Geology, Ac., with a view to prevent the waste of time and energy involved in learning these subjects, through a foreign language, on the part of onr youngsterh. , T

(3) To publish translations of, and commentaries on, select Indian and English authors.

(4) To procnre and print old Sanskrit and Vernacular manuscripts o fvalue and usefulness. # *

(6) T o in s t i tu te c o u rse s o f le c tu re s a n d d isco u rse s o n u s e fu l s u b je c ts .(0) To open, if possible, an Ayur-vedic class.(7) To bring about, as far as possible, a unification of the ideas of th e

East and the West. , ,These objects will be carried out as funds become available.

8. In these days of Theosophical activity, of Parliaments of Religions, of religi ous and theological researches, coming after a long period of atheism, agnosticism and materialism, too much care cannot be taken to encourage the study of the Indian sacred Literature, which now seems to be held in no small esteem in the far off countries of Europe and America. Many a r e the precious works by Indian sages, on philosophy and metaphysics, which remain to this day in m a n u s c r i p t , exposed to the ravages of time, the moth and the white a n t ; to accidents like the late dis astrous Mysore Palace fire, etc. , .

4. Conjeevaram has been chosen as the seat of this Literary Institution, for, it was for ages a place well known in history for its political, religious and social acti vity. I t was the oapital of the old Chola kings ; it was a renowned seat of Sanskrit learning; it was the place where tbe Buddhists, the JainB, etc., straggled with the Hindoos for supremacy; it was the scene of the labours of ®ri Ramanujacbansr and Sri Sankarachariar; it has been the favourite Beat of Maths and other religious lnsti. tutions, of priests and spiritual leaders of a high order.

This institution aims a t undertaking this work with the help of a band of patriots.

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5. T h is m o v e m e n t, i t is h o p ed , w ill h a v e th e s y m p a th y a n d c o -o p e ra tio n o f e n l ig h te n e d M a h a ra ja s , R a ja s , Z e m in d a rs a n d o th e r g e n tle m e n . D o n a tio n s o f m o n e y a n d o f b o o k s (in a n y la n g u a g e ) w ill be th a n k fu l ly re c e iv e d a n d d u ly a c k n o w le d g e d .

In th e O rie n ta l L ib ra ry th e re a re n o w 900 v o lu m e s : in th e E n g lish L ib ra ry , 1000 v o lu m e s : a l l w o r th a b o u t B s. 3 ,200.

A d d b e s s M b . C . B R A S H Y A M A I Y E N G A R , b . a . ,

Head M aster (on leave). C hittore H igh School ;Secretary, Oriental Literary Institution,

Conjeevaram.

A P P E A L FO R H E L P ON B E H A L F O F T H E H IN D U T H E O L O G IC A L H IG H SCHO OL, M A D RA S.

W e cheerfully give space to the following extracts gleaned from a c i r cu la r sen t us by the M anager of the H indu Theological H igh School, appeal ing for a id to b ridge over a tem porary financial difficulty, and sincerely nope the required help will soon be forthcom ing. The institu tion was founded about ten years a g o :

S in c e th e n , th e sohoo l ha% been q u ie t ly a n d s te a d i ly d o in g i ts tw o -fo ld u s e fu l w o rk o f im p a r t in g b o th s e c u la r a n d re lig io u s e d u c a tio n , on a s t r i c t l y n o n - s e c ta r ia n a n d n a t io n a l basis , to m o re th a n 300 b oys e v e ry d a y . I t h a s a s p le n d id b u ild in g in th e v e ry h e a r t o f th e c ity o f M a d ra s a n d is m a n n e d b y a s ta f f o f 't r a in e d a n d w e ll-e x p e r ie n c e d te a c h e rs . I t is a school re c o g n ise d b y th e M a d ra s E d u c a tio n a l D e p a r tm e n t a n d is e v e ry y e a r in s p e c te d a n d e x am in ed b y th e I n s p e c to r o f S c h o o ls o f th e C e n tra l C irc le , a n d h a s w on g o ld e n o p in io n s f ro m th e m a n d f ro m v a r io u s e m in e n t a n d d is t in g u is h e d v is ito rs * * * T h e b o y s a re , m o re o v e r , le a r n in g a s s id u o u s ly th e g r e a t m o ra l a n d re lig io u s t r u t h s o f t h e i r o w n h o a ry a n d n o b le a n c e s t r a l re l ig io n . I t h a s a d e c e n t l ib ra ry , a good g y m n a s t ic g ro u n d , a n d th e re q n is i te a p p a r a tu s fo r te a c h in g sc ie n c e a n d d ra w in g . E n g lish , S a n s k r i t , T e lu g u a n d T a m il a r e t a u g h t in i t f ro m th e I n f a n t C la ss u p to th e M a tr ic u la t io n S ta n d a rd o f th e M a d ra s U n iv e r s i ty . T h a t p h i la n th ro p ic a n d . p io u s H in d u P r in c e , H . H . T h e M a h a ra ja h B h as- k a r a S e tu p a t i A v e rg a l, o f U am n ad , n o b ly g a v e m e th e p r in c ip a l d o n a tio n o f R s. 15,000 fo r e n c o u ra g in g H in d u re lig io u s in s tru c t io n in i t . T h is a m o u n t w a s k e p t in c u r r e n t d e p o s it b y m e, a s th e M a n a g e r o f th e sch o o l, w ith a n a t iv e b a n k e r w h o c o n tin u e d to g iv e m e e v e ry m o n th i t s in te r e s t a t a f a i r r a te , a s w e ll a s a p o r tio n o f h is ow n p r in c e ly d o n a tio n . B u t, u n f o r tu n a te ly , o w in g to h is u n e x p e c te d a n d te m p o ra ry f in a n c ia l d iff icu ltie s , th e sch o o l h a s n o t b e e n re c e iv in g a n y p e c u n ia r y a id fro m t h a t g e n t le m a n s in ce M ay la s t . C o n se q u e n tly , i t is a t p r e s e n t in f in a n c ia l tro u b le s , a n d I h a v e b e eu d o in g m y b e s t to m e e t th e m o n th ly d e fic its f ro m m y o w n p o o r p o c k e t. T h e p r e s e n t m o n th ly d e f ic it a m o u n ts to a b o n t R s. 150, th e a v e ra g e m o n th ly in c o m e b e in g n e a r ly R s. 300 , a n d th e e x p e n s e , e v en a f t e r e co n o m ic a l m a n a g e m e n t, b e in g n e a r ly R s. 450. A t th e s a m e tim e , I a m a c t iv e ly ta k in g th e n e c e s s a ry s te p s to re c o v e r th e a b o v e m e n tio n e d d e p d s it a m o u n t f ro m th e b a n k e r , a n d I a m s u re t h a t h e w ill r e p a y th e su m w i th in a s h o r t t im e . T ill th e n , h o w e v e r , I find i t d iff ic u lt to m a in ta in t h e sch o o l, a s I a m n o t a r ic h m a n m y s e lf a n d I h a v e a lso a la rg e fa m ily to p ro te c t .* * * ! , th e re fo re , a p p e a l to a ll r ic h a n d c h a r i ta b ly d isp o se d H in d u la d ie s a n d g e n t le m e n to b e so k in d a n d g e n e ro u s a s to com e to t h e re s c u e o f th e sohoo l now, a n d to sav e i t f ro m th e im p e n d in g d a n g e r to i t s c o n tin u a n c e a n d e v en to i t s v e ry e x is te n c e . I f th is e x c e lle n t I n s t i t u t i o n w e re to b e u n fo r tu n a te ly c lo se d fo r w a n t o f t im e ly s u p p o r t , i t s a b o litio n w o n ld b e a m o s t h n m il ia t in g a n d s o rro w fu l th in g to th e o rth o d o x s e c tio n o f th e H in d u c o m m u n ity , a n d e sp e c ia lly to m e, s e e in g t h a t a l l m y lif e lo n g la b o u rs o n b e h a lf o f H in d u is m w o u ld b e co m e f r u i t le s s * * *

B u t, w h a t p a in s m e m o st, in th is c o n n e c tio n , is t h a t th e c lo sin g o f th e sch o o l, i f i t e v e r sh o u ld h a p p e n (G o d fo rb id i t ! ) , w o u ld c o n s id e ra b ly h a rm , in f u tu r e , th e n o b le c au s c o f H in d u m o ra l a n d re lig io n s e d u c a tio n . H o w ev e r, m y c o -re lig io n is ts m a y r e s t a s s u re d th a t , a s lo n g a s th e r e is e v en a s in g le s p a rk o f life in m e , I s h a ll m o v e h e a v e n a n d e a r th to k e e p u p th e In s t i tu t io n , b y sa c rif ic in g , i f n e c e s sa ry , a l l m y sa v in g s , ev en to th e v e ry l a s t p ie . I m o s t h u m b ly a n d re s p e c tfu l ly re q n e s t t h a t y o n w ill b e so k in d a n d g e n e ro u s a s to s e n d so m e m o n th ly c o n tr ib u t io n in a id o f th e sch o o l e x p e n s e s , a t a n e a r ly d a te * * *

(S ig n e d ) R . S i v a b a n k a r a P a n d i y a j i , B . A ., (M anager o f the H in d u Theological H igh 8chool.)

[W e a re to ld t h a t th e b a n k e r h a s la te ly p a id th e m o s t o f t h e m o n e y r e f e r r e d to . E d .]

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IN T E R E S T IN G D IS C O V E R IE S INA t the forthcom ing m eeting of the A m erican Association fo r th e A dvance-

menc of Science— the tran s-A tlan tic equivalent of ou r B ritish A ssociation— which is to open a t Boston on the 22nd instan t, a notable contribu tion is to be made by Mr. M arshal H. Saville who will relate th e result** of his recen t explorations am ong the ancient cities of Mexico. These resu lts a re said to be the most rem arkable ever made in A m erica and “ a re no t only likely to re volutionise some of the pet theories of archaeologists and anthropologists , bu t they are of g rea t in te rest for the lig h t th a t they throw on th e question o f the o rig in of the m ost ancien t inhabitan ts of the W estern C ontinent.” T he discoveries were made a t Xoxo some five miles south of th e d is tr ic t of O ax aca where, in p a r t by accident. Mr. Saville came upon the ru in s of a p reh isto ric metropolis, the ancien t capital of the Zepotecas, the m ost advanced nation which inhabited the A m erican continen t before its civilization by Europe. From the investigations which have been m ade of th is city as well as from the hieroglyphics which have been unearthed , a very high opinion has been formed of the cu ltu re and civilization of the people, who are placed by M r. Saville w ith the ancient races of Ind ia , Chaldasa, and E gypt, and i t m ay even bo proved th a t the early inhabitan ts of the country were closely re la ted to India.

In addition to finding a num ber of pyram ids an d p o u n d s as w ell as a tomb of an elaborate character contain ing m ural p a in tings and skeletons paint* ed a b rig h t red—t h e m ourn ing color of the A ztecs—which shows th a t the b o n e B had b e e n stripped of f l e s h before being placed iu th e tom b, M r. Saville found inscriptions of which h e made casts and which bear resem blance to the Maya w riting of o ther p arts of Mexico.

The g rea t discovery, however, was a huge tem ple a t the top of a steep m ountain, surrounded by an im posing peristyle, th a t will recall th e sacrificial tem ple, to readers of Mr. R ider H ag g ard 's “ M ontezum a's D augh ter.” I t was discovered by following w hat looked like a te rraco tta drain-pipe leading from one of the m ounds into the fields. The sides of the m ountain, on the sum m it of which stood the city and tem ple, w ere artificially te rraced and the top had been fortified on all sides un til i t was im pregnable. On the mountain were “ the crum bling ru in s of am phitheatres, palaces, and other public buildings. S tree ts and pathw ays were exactly as they had been du ring the long centuries since th e ir desertion. H ere, on th is terraced moun tain, overlooking a g rea t stre tch of country a t its foot, was a t last found the lost capital of the Zepotecan nation, a t one tim e probably the ru lers of most of the o ther people of the con tinen t; certainly the ir leaders in a r t , civilization, and industry .”

The m ountain is m arked on the maps of the Mexican G overnm ent as Monte A lban. W hile ru ins w«re known to exist on the m ountain they were supposed to be only th t rem ains of a rude Ind ian fortress. Z ach ila is in Mr. Saville’s opinion the ancient name of the city, for a village exists in the neighbourhood which is known by th a t title. The city according to the explorer, was one of considerable size extending over several square miles, and he inclines to the opinion th a t it was probably destroyed by an earthquake. One of the largest ru ins was a t the southern end of the city where a mound,1,000 feet lonii and 0,000 feet wide, was discovered. The slopes of its sides were reg u la r and faced w ith m asonry, and a stairw ay led to its sum m it which M r. Saville th inks may have b„yn the site of a la rge tem ple o r of a series of public buildings. A nother rec tangu la r mound of sim ilar size which was once an am ph itheatre for public m eetings was also fonnd a t the o ther end of the city .— Ind ian Mirror.

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S U P P L E M E N T T O

THE THEOSOPHIST.DECEMBER 189 8

F IN A N C IA L S T A T E M E N T .

T h e fo llow ing re ce ip ts from 28 th O c to b er to 27th N o v em b er 1898 a re ack n o w led g ed w ith th a n k s

H e a d q u a r t e r 's F u n d .RS. A. P.

A n F . T . *S. o f B u rm a fo r M rs. B e sa n t’s to u r in B u rm a ... 500 0 0M r. W . B. F r ic k e , G e n era l S e c re ta ry , N e th e r la n d s S ec tio n

T h eo so p h ica l S o c ie ty 25 ° /0 DueB ... ... . . . 1 2 1 2 10M r. H a r r y B u n b e riy , P re s id e n t, D h a rm a ra ja T heosophical

S o c ie ty E n tra n c e F e e ... ... ... ... ... 20 0 0

L ib r a r y F u n d .A n F. T . S. of B u rm a fo r O c to b er 1898 ... ... ... 50 0 0

A n n iv e r s a r y F u n d .C o u n tess C* W ac h tm e is te r ... ... ... 100 0 0

T. V ijia rag h aV a C h a r lu , A d y ar, 27th November 1898. Treasurer, T. S.

B O O K S F O R O U R L IB R A R Y .

G ifts of good books on O rie n ta l su b je c ts , M yst icism a n d th e sev era l b ra n ch e s of o ccu lt science, an d usefu l w o rk s of re fe ren ce w ill be g ra te fu lly acc ep te d fo r th e tw o sec tio n s of th e A d y a r L ib ra ry , a n d ack n o w led g ed o f ficially in th e Theosophist. T o save co st of p o stag e k in d ly sen d a l is t of su ch a s w ill be g iven , in o rd e r th a t th o se a lre a d y in o u r possession m ay be m ark e d o u t a n d th e l is ts r e tu rn e d to th e g e n ero u s d o n ors.

H . S. O.

N E W B R A N C H E S .

U. S. A m e r i c a : O n O ct. 1 st a c h a r te r w as issu e d to th e O a k lan d T . S ., O a k lan d , C alif., w ith 14 c h a rte r-m e m b e rs . T h e P re s id e n t is M r. F ra n k H . B rooks, a n d th e S e c re ta ry is D r. A u riek S. B ra c k e tt, 852, B roadw ay .

T h e r e a re now 68 B ran ch es in th e A m erican Section .

Al e x a n d e r F u l l e r t o n ,O m l. Secretary,

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A u s t b a l a s i a : On Oct. 27 a ch a rte r was issued to M rs. E m ilie Steel a n d ten o thers for a new Branch a t Sydney, N. S. W., to be called th e E gyptian Lodge.

J . S c o t t ,

Oenl. Secretary, per H . A. W.

T H E C O N V E N T IO N .

The plague no t having invaded M adras as yet, them is every prospect tha t th is year s C onvention will fulfil the m ost sanguine expectations of th e Presi- den t-F ounder in every particu lar. The last louches are now being given to th e ir work a t H eadquarte rs by th e a rtisan s employed, and all necessary preparations are being Httended to. The W estern gallery of th e A dyar L ib rary will be officially opened on the evening of D ecem ber 27th, th e A nn i versary will be publicly celebrated in th e Town Hnll 011 th e 28th, Mrs. B esan t’s m orning lec tu res will be a t 8 o’clock as usual, a n d Miss E d g e r and o ther d istinguished speakers w ill occupy the platform a t o ther tim es. The movem ent is successful all over the world. A ssuredly the Society is g a th e r ing into itself more and m ore force as we near the threshold of tbe Tw entieth C entury , and will push on tow ards its destined goal w ith unflagg ing power. The one th ing we had apprehended was th a t Mrs. B esant’s nervous power m igh t be exhausted by overw ork, bu t ou r la te st p riva te repo rts are very cheering. She may even be so recuperated as to be able to g ive h er long- prom ised lectu re to th e M adras M ahom edan com m unity on th e ir religion, and to v isit M andalay and Bhamo as well as Rangoon. A t all even ts she, like H* P. B. and all of us, is under the gu idance of the W iso Ones, who d irec t a ll th in g s fo r th e best. B lessings be w ith h e r !

T he whole cen tra l portion of the C onvention H a ll—now g iv ing a floor- space of 1,900 sq. feet—will be s tr ic tly reserved for delegates, m em bers and o ther ticket-holders, th e two wings a n d the space in the fro n t verandah will be open to the general public. T ickets will be given to reg istered m em bers on arriva l, and to o th e r applicants by post a fte r the 15th instan t. F a ir w arn ing is again given to rep resen ta tives of B ranches th a t special accom m oda tion in palm -leaf h u ts cannot be given them unlesB they send tim ely notice of th e ir wishes no r can carriage be sen t to m eet them a t th e sta tion , a s we have none available. Conveyances are, however, alw ays in w aiting a t both railw ay sta tions and the d rivers a ll know th e way to our place, especially if Colonel O lcott's nam e be mentioned.

W. A. E n g l i s h ,

Rec. Secretary, T. 8.

T H E T H E O S O P H IS T M E D A L S A W A R D E D .

T he response to ou r request for a general vote of o u r subscribers as to the aw ard ing of th e 1 s t and 2d Prizes, offered by us fo r the best and second best con tribu tions to Theosophical li te ra tu re th ro u g h o u r m agazine, has not been satisfactory . Only a sm all proportion of votes have been sen t in, yet they probably rep resen t w hat would have been th e general v e rd ic t if a full ballo t had been cast. We shall not give the full s ta tistics, then , b u t sim ply announce th a t the Gold M edal (1st Prize) has been aw arded to Miss L ilian E dger by a vote of five-eighths, of the to ta l ballot, and th e Silver P la te (2d Prize) to W . A. M ayers, F. T, 3„ of Brisbane, by a sm aller vote. T here w ere also n ine votes cast fo r g iv ing the 1st P rize to M r. M ayers, and Miss E d g er received an equal num ber w ith M r. M ayers fo r th e 2d Prize. Besides these favourites, the follow ing co n trib u to rs received v o tes showing appreciation of th e ir lite ra ry ab ility : F o r 1st P rize , M essrs. C, G. Kaji, A. F u lle rton , S. S tu a r t, C. A. W ard . W . G. John , H ubbe Schleiden, W. A. E ng lish and M rs. B e s a n t; fo r 2d P rize M essrs. K aji, Fullerton, S tu a rt, W ard, John , E nglish , A. F. K nudsen, W. W ill, J . M ackenzie, S. C. Pasu, N . C, Biswas, H . S. Sevaka, A. Banon, A. J . Cooper-Oakley and J. G.

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O. Tepper. Som e votes were given to th e E d ito r of th e Theosophist fo r 1 s t P rize, which w ere v irtu a lly th row n aw ay as he was no t a com petitor, and eleven were sen t in blank for him to fill in, which he declines. I t is g ra tify ing to see th a t the artic les of so m any con tribu to rs to V olum e X IX have been so m uch appreciated by our readers, and we a re g lad th a t Colonial ta len t should have won both prizes in th e ir first com petition of the kind.

D H A R M A P A L A ’S R A JG 1R .

Mr. D harm apala inform s us th a t ‘‘ there are ten boys in th e O rphanage a t R ajg ir, and four young men have joined the staff. I wiBh to g e t a B ud dh is t T heosophist as P rincipal for the O rphanage. Miss C. Shearer, a Boston g raduate , resigned her position in A m erica to come and help C ountess Cana- varro in the S angharn itta Convent School.” T here will alw ays be p len ty of a ltru is tic volunteers to do really a ltru is tic work.

T H E A N N U A L FA N C Y B A ZA A R .

To the E d ito r, Theosophist.Sir,—The A nnual Fancy B azaaro f our Society in a id of o tirB uddhist schools

is to be held on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of December 1898, a t the A nanda C ol lege, Colombo. I t is needless to s ta te here for your inform ation th a t there a re a t p resen t over 12 ,0 0 0 ch ildren in ou r schools and th a t funds are u rgen tly need ed fo r th e ir upkeep. May 1 request you therefore to be good enough to notice o u r B azaar in the Theosophist and call for con tribu tions from y o u r num erous readers, who, I strongly believe, a re all w ell-w ishers of the noble w ork we a re ca rry ing on am idst all k inds of difficulties. C ontribu tious received will be duly acknow ledged in th e Buddhist.

Yours fra ternally ,H. S. P e r e r a ,

for H . D i a s ,

Secretary.

B U D D H IST E D U C A T IO N IN C EY LO N .

W e gather, from th e cu rren t issue of The Buddhist, as well as from p rivate letters, th a t educational work conuected w ith B nddh ist schools and in s titu tions in Ceylon is m aking rap id progress. The S angharn itta School, which has been placed un d er the wiBe m anagem ent of Countess C anavarro is now in a flourishing condition, th an k s to her zeal and devotion to the w ork, and now com prises th e O rphanage, an E nglish School, a free V ernacular School, an In d u s tria l D epartm ent, and a B oard ing School fo r girls, which is noted fo r its good o rder and cleanliness. The g irls also w ear a sim ple uniform w hich is a modification of the souri. W e arc pleased to learn th a t the energetic C ountess has la te ly been joined by an A m erican lady, who is a com petent assistant- F u n d s a re needed for the purchase of the ground ou which the school now stands : see notice above

A t th e K andy B uddh ist H ieh School a rrangem ents are being made to commence w ork ou the proposed extension to the school build ing, and Mr. B anbery, the ac tive and popular P rincipal, is delivering lectures iu K andy an d th e su rround ing Province, and also collecting funds to carry on the w ork of building- Mr. Panday, ou r P a rs iT . S. m em ber who w ent ou t from In d ia la s t Ju ly , loined the school as V ice-Principal. H is services are highly ap p re ciated, as he iB a com petent m athem atician and civil engineer, and w orks w ithou t pay.

A num ber of school exam inations in the cen tral c ircu it have been held d u rin g the past two months, show ing exceptionally good results-

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D E A T H O F T H E GOOD SA D D H A N A N D A .The B uddh ist cause has m et w ith a g rea t loss in tb e death of th e most

respected w orker of th e M ahabodhi Society in Bengal. The In d ia n Mirror ju s tly s a y s :

“ The death of tha t good Sinhalese priest, the Reverend N- Saddhananda, in a sad blow to the local Buddhistic community, and to many Hindus as well. Every one who came in contact with the deceased was struck with his patience, modesty, sere* nity, benignity, Belf-denial, and love of work. 8addhananda’s virtues were best witnessed on his death-bed. For days he knew that his end was near, but calmness and faith did not forsake him for a moment. The lives of these Buddhist priests ought to teach valuable lessons to our own Hindu priesthood. The modern Brah man i b notorious for his passion for self-aggrandisem*nt. To the Buddhist priest, his life is one of u tter self-abnegation and self• effacement from the moment he takes his vows. From that time, he begs food just enough to be able to live in order to enable him to work. If he earns anything by his toil, the gainB are not personal, but held in trust for bis Order, and for the performance of his religious duties.”

N O T IC E TO C O N T R IB U T O R S.

C om plaints are usually unpalatab le and com plainers are disliked, never theless, com plaining is, in o u r hum ble opinion, som etim es a v irtue , and fo r th e las tin g benefit of ou r con tribu to rs we ven tu re to do a little of it.

(1) D on’t w rite so illegibly th a t o u r p rin te rs are obliged to nse guess work in se ttin g up y our copy, and if you a re an ew con tribu to r, do, please, sign y o u r nam e bo th a t it can be r*>&d. Some have an alm ost (let us hope, no t quite) incorrig ib le hab it of execu ting th e ir au tographs in an u n tra n s la t able scraw l th a t bears no resem blance to p u re E nglish scrip t,—or any o ther scrip t. A gain, don’t crowd your le tte rs and lines so closely th a t if one needs to m ake som e s lig h t correction the m a tte r w ill be th row n in to a confused jum ble.

(2) Please pay some attention to the law s of proportion in the fo rm ation of your le tte rs, and don’t m ake an I of exactly the sam e size as an e, n o r m ake you r sm all le tte rs so th a t often they are perfectly in terchangeable w ith cap i ta ls. P lease pay some a tten tio n to the form ation of each separate le tte r . Some w rite rs have a h ab it of m aking e, r, and s, so th a t a stereo typed d u p li cate of one would answ er equally well for e ith er of th e others. A gain, o th e r w riters m ake n, v, r and u exactly alike—don’t be so careless! A no ther piece of advice th a t ough t to be superfluous (b u t isn 't) is th i s : please, dot each i and cross each t.

(3) Don’t in terline, transpose and am end till you have filled all availab le space between the lines, then tu rn thc sheet side-wise and fill up the m arg in from bottom to top, solid, and cross-w rite over th is a little , and expect tb a t In d ian p rin te rs will m ake in tellig ib le read ing m a tte r ou t of such shocking m ixtures, or th a t the ed ito r has plenty of tim e to re-oopy these chaotic jum bles, to a id the p rin te r.

(4) D on’t use dashes when comm as o r periods are indicated , b u t t r y to pay proper a tten tion , a t least to the m ost sim ple of th e ru les of punctuation and of tne use of cap ita l le tters, and divide your parag raphs as you w ish them to appear in point.

(5) P lease rem em ber to underline once all nam es of m agazines, th a t they m ay appear in italics, bu t p u t nam es of books, and titles of m agazine artic les which are for reference, betw een quotes. W hen you wish to erase a word, draw a heavy horizontal line th rough it—noth ing else.

(6 ) N um ber your pages acc u ra te ly ; w rite only on one side of th e paper, and leave a suitable m arg in a t one edge, to be used by th e ed ito r an d th e p rin te r ’s foreman.

(7 ) T ry to express each th o u g h t sim ply, clearly and briefly, an d don 't cover tw enty-five pages w here ten would suffice-

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of seeing th e ir M SS . in p rin t. R em em ber th a t o u r M SS, are m ainly p u t in type by H indu p rin ters who have very litt le knowledge of the ru les of E nglish o rthography and etym ology, o therw ise th e case would presen t a different aspect. We receive more m a tte r than we can find room for ; and, supposing we have two artic les the contents of which are abou t equal in value, one being neatly nnd properly w ritten , b u t the o ther show ing carelessness and thoughtlessness and abounding in some of the faults pointed ou t in the foregoing item s, it would requ ire no ra re degree of p ro phetic d iscernm ent to foretell which of tbe two w ould be accepted for p u b li cation.

W. A. E n g l i s h .

T H E F IR E -T R E A D IN G AT B E N A R E S .

A correspondent of th e Pioneer, Mr. H ira Lall Banerjee, w rites as follows :—

W ill y o u k in d ly a llo w m e to m a k e th e follow in g s ta t e m e n t , r e g a r d in g a n e x t r a o rd in a ry e v e n t , w h ic h h a p p e n e d d u r in g | t h e T h eo .-o p h ica l S o c ie ty ’s C o n v en tio n a t B e n a re s , on th e n ig h t o f th e 2 6 th O c to b e r , 1 8 9 8 On t h a t d a ta i t w a3 a n n o u n c e d , a t th e c o n c lu s io n o f M rs . B e n a n t’s a d d r e r i , in M a h a ra ja h S i r C . K , T a g o re ’s v illa , t h a t a Sanny&si (a H in d u f a k i r ) w o u ld w a lk b ,re - fo o te d o v e r a n agn i-kund ( a ta n a o f fire) a n d a n y o n e d e s ir in g to d o th e s a m e m ig h t fo llo w h im s a fe ly . E v e ry o n e w a s a n x io u s to w i t n e a th is s t r a n g e e v e n t a n d w e a l l w e n t to see th e p la c e , w h e re t h e a b o v e p e r fo r m a n c e w a s g o in g to t a k e p la c e . W e s aw th e r e t h a t a n e x c a v a tio n a b o n t 14 f e e t b y 5 f e e t by 3 | f e e t h a d b e en m a d e , t h e tw o s id e s o f w h ich w e re s lo p in g in w a rd s , fo r f a c i l i t a t in g th e ru n n in g o v e r th e fire , a n d in i t so m e h u n d re d m a u n d s o f lo g s , m o s t p ro b a b ly o f t h e ta m a r in d t r e e (T a m a rin d u s In d ica ) w e re b u rn - in g f ie rc e ly f ro m 4*30 p.m. to 8 -30 p.m. w h e n com e u n b u rn e d p a r t s o f th e m w e re th r o w n o u t o f th e p i t a n d th e s u r fa c e o f th e fire lev e llc 1. T h e h e a t w a s so in te n s e t h a t w e c o u ld s c a rc e ly s i t a t a d is ta n c e o f th r e e y a r d s a w a y f ro m tb e p i t o f fire . N o w t h e e x p e c ta n t m o m e n t a r r iv e d . A t f ir3 t a c ro w d o f C o o rg s , m e n a n d w o m en w i th b a b ie s in t h e i r a rm s , c ume, f r a n t i c a l ly s h o u tin g , w h ile so m e m e n c a r r ie d s w o rd s a n d b a s k e ts o r p la te s filled w ith re lig io u s o ffe r in g s . S o m e o f t h e p la te 3 c o n ta in e d la r g e chirags (o p e n m u d la m p s) w h ic h w e re s u r ro u n d e d w i th s m a ll p a p e r flags, a n d t h e w o n d e r w a s t h a t t h e 'e d id n o t c a tc h fire , a i t h e flam es o f te n re a c h e d th e m . T h e m e n th r i c e c a r r ie d a n id o l p la c e d o n a s m a ll p a la n q u in r o u n d th e fire a n d p e r fo rm e d c e r ta in r e lig io u s c e re m o n ir *. w h ic h c o n s is te d in b re a k in g c o o o a n u ts , &c. A ll th c w h ile th e .e m e n w e re m a k in g a h o r r ib le n o i q a n d w e re d a n c in g a s i f th e y w e re d r u n k . A t f i r s t ; im e th o u g h t t h a t th e . a m e n w e re d ru g g e d w ith bhang ( In d ia n h e m p ) o r h a v in g a s o r t o f c h em ic .il a p p l ie d u n d e r th e f e t w o u ld p a ss o v e r th e fire , n o m a t t e r w h e th e r t h e i r ff e t b u r n 'd o r n o t. B u t w e w e re to ta l ly m is ta k e n . T h e lu n a t i c a f fa irs (si:) s u d d e n ly c e a se d , a n d i t w a s a n n o u n c e d t b a t t h e fire h a d b e e n s u b d u e d b y th e p o w e r o f m antras U n c a n t ..tions) a n d t h a t a n y o n e c o u ld g o o v e r i t . A t f ir s t noB e d a re d a n d o n e o r tw o o f th e a b o v e m e n r a n o v e r th e fire , th e to ta l a r e a o f w h ic h w a s a b o u t (11 f r e t b y 5 f r e t b y 1 fo o t = 56 c u b ic f e e t . E v e r y o n e w a s fil le d w ith a w e , a n d s t r e a m s o f m e n a n d b o y s b e j a n to g o o v e r i t . C a u g h t b y th e e n th u s ia s m o f t h e m o m e n t, I th r e w a w a y m y s h o t a n d Locks, (sic) a n d tu c k in g u p m y c lo th I r a n o v e r th e fire a n d c am e o u t o f i t s a fe ly . M y f e e t s a n k in th e fire a n d th e Bensation f e l t w a s a i i f o n e w a s r u n n in g o v e r a h o t s a n d y p la o e . T h e s p e ll la s te d fo r t e n m in u te s , a f t e r w h io h n o n e d a r e d to g o o v e r t h e fire , a n d d u r in g t h a t t im e h u n d re d s o f m e n p a s s e d o v e r i t ; e v e n so m e w e n t fo u r o r five t im e s o v e r i t , w ith o u t b e in g sc o rc h e d in th e le a s t . T h e a b o v e w o n d e rfu l s p e c ta c le w a s w itn e s s e d b y C o lo n e l O lc o tt , t h e C o u n te is o f W a c h tm e is te r , M rs. B e ja n t , M iss L i l ia n E d g e r , M r. K e ig h tle y , D r. R ic h a rd so n , D r. P a s c a l (fro m F r a n c e ) , M r. V e n is (P r in c ip a l , Q u e e n ’s C o lle g e ) , P ro fe s s o r M u lv an y a n d m a n y o th e rs . O n e o f t h e E u ro p e a n g e n t lm e n e x a m in e d m y f e e t a n d fo u n d th e m a ll r i g h t ; o n e o f th e m w as a lso w ill in g to g o o v e r th e f ire , b n t co u ld n o t d o so o w in g to h is b o o ts a n d t r o u s e r s O u e r e m a rk e d , “ T h e f i r s t p a r t o f th e c e re m o n y w a s r id ic u lo u s , b u t th e l a s t w a s w o n d e rfu l . T h e Sanny& si w h o m a n a g e d th e w h o le a f fa ir d id n o t h i m ge lf go o v e r th e fire o r a p p e a r in th e c e re m o n ie s a n d in f a c t he w a i a m e re b y -s ta n d e r . H e is k n o w n h e re a s Jangum -Baba a n d i t is ru m o u re d t h a t h e c m sh o w th e p h e n o m e n o n a g a in . F u r th e r p a r t ic u la r s re g a rd in g th i s e v e n t m ay be h a d fro m th e T h e o s o p h ic a l S o c ie ty , B e n a re s . T h e c a u s e o f t h i s w o n d e rfu l o c c u r re n c e , w h io h w a s n o t s u r e ly a f e a t o f ju g g le ry , sh o u ld b e in v e s t ig a te d b y s c ie n t is ts , a n d to a la y m a n o r to a s c e p tic r e g a rd in g th e p o w e r o f m antras, i t m u s t re m a in a s o n e o f t h e m y s te r ie s o f Nature.

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To prevent m isunderstanding , it should be sta ted th a t the officers of the Theosophical Society did no t orgauize th is experim ent and are not respon sible for it in any way. It. was no th ing like the s tr ik in g success such ordeals often are, and was in te res tin g only from its scientific aspect.

O.

A D Y A R L IB R A R Y .The following books have been added d u rin g the last two m onths :—

D o n ated :—Through the Misls, from George Red way ; Zoroastrianism in the L ight o f

Theosophy, from N . F. B ilim o ria ; A m ritabinau and K aivalya Upanishads w ith com m entaries, by A. M ahadeva S astri, b . a . ; Mysore, a G azatteer com piled for M ysore G overnm ent by Mr. Lewis Rice (II Vola.), from S ir. K. S eshadri Iy er ; Text-book o f Official Procedure, by M r. C. P . Hogan ; the A shtadhyayi o f P anin i (IV . to V II) , from S. C. Basu, the tr a n s la to r ; Madras 8anskrit Reader Series (No. I I ) , from Mr. N . Sw am inatha S a s t r y ; Discovery o f L iv ing B uddhism in Bengal, and History o f Ind ia , from P an d it H araprasA da S astry m .a . ; Zara- thustra in the Oathas and in the Classics, from Mr. Jeh an g ir Bomonjee P e t i t ; and Occultism, Semi-occultism, Pseudo-Occultism and Emotion, Intellect a n d Sp iritua lity from Mrs. B esant; A Christian Theosophist, from A lexander F u llerton ; A n A id to the History o f India , from C. D. R unganatham , a n d Divine Religion and Philosophy, from P an d it J a i D att S h a rm a ; th e la s t th ree being pamphlets*

P u rc h a se d :—Parasurdm a Sutras on Devi, A bhidhdna Sangraiia (2 vola.), and V aidika

Kosa.R. A n a n t a k r i s h n a S a s t r i ,

Librarian.

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SUPPLEMENT TO

THE THEOSOPHIST.FEBRUARY 1899

E X E C U T IV E N OT IC E .

P r e s i d e n t ’s O f f i c e ,M o u lm e in — ( B u b m a ) , 1 7 t h J a n u a b y 1 899 .

Notice is hereby given of the expulsion from Membership in the Theo�sophical Society of one John George Norman, who at various times and places has oalled himself John Rex Guelph Norman, R. Guelph Norman. Guelph Norman, and by other aliases. He was admit ted into the Society, in January 1896, on the strength of certificates of good character from res�pected clergymen of Rangoon, and of letters in which the most unexception�able sentiments were expressed. Shortly afterwards he was convicted and imprisoned at Hyderabad and Bombay for alleged swindling- Later, he went to the United States, where be is charged with obtaining considerable sums of money on false pretences, and where he bigamously married a highly respectable lady of large fortune. To escape arrest he sailed from Phila�delphia for Europe, and at latest accounts bad borrowed several hundred francs from one of our French colleagues in Paris and then disappeared.

Taking advantage of my present visit to Burma, I have made enquiry -at this place respecting his antecedents. They are bad. In 1884 he bought bis discharge ftom the Bedfordshire Regiment, in which he was a Corporal. On January 1st, 1885, he was married in St. Mat thew's Church, Monlmein, to a worthy young lady (still living and personally known to me) under the name of John George Norman, son of John Augustus Norman. -On leaving the army he was employed for two years in the Police; after that as Sub*Jailor, from 1887 to 1891. He was tben a schoolmaster at Myingyan, Mandalay and Rangoon, and finally a self-styled “ Doctor ” and “ Professor,” representing “ The International Spiritual Mission,’’ the “ Buddhist Publish�ing Society, * “ the Hygienic and Therapeutical Society, London, Liverpool and Manchester,” the “ Royal Asiatic Institute” etc., all fictitious boaies. The above particulars I have obtained here at first hand from persons and authentic documents. His police record in India is extremely bad. It may be said in possible extenuation of his conduct, that he is subject to epileptic fits, and is believed by some at Monlmein to be at times irresponsible for his actions. In any case he is unworthy of association with our members and of membership in our Society.

General Secretaries of Sections are requested to give as wide publicity a* -possible to these facts, that onr friends may be put on their guard and the honor of the Society vindicated. His Diploma is hereby cancelled, and his name will be erased from our register.

H. S. O l c o t t , P. T. S.

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F IN A N C IA L ST A T E M E N T .

The follow ing receipts from 28fch N ovem ber 1898 to 26th J a n u a ry 189J* are acknow ledged w ith th a n k s :—

H e a d q u a r t e r s F u n d . b s . a . p .

Mr. N . Ram asam i N aidu , K o tu r,D o n a tio n ... ... ... 1 0 0„ O tw ay Cuffe, Oenl. Secy., E uropean Sec. T . S. 25°/fl D ues

from 1st May to 31st O ctober 1898 ... ... ... 779 2 0A n an tra i N a th ji M ehta, B haunagar ... ... ... 84 0A lexander F u llerton , Genl. Secy., Amer. Sec. T . S. 26°/

DuesA sym pathiser. Donation B r. W . A. E nglish , A dyar M r. P e te r DeAbrew, ColomboBabu U pend ranath Basu, Jo in t G enl. Secy., Ind . Sec. T. 8

25°/0 Dues Mr. C. Sam biah, Mylapore, subscription

A n n i v e r s a r y F u n d .

Mr. R. Sooria Row N aidu G aru, V izagapatam M alegoau Branch T. S. Subscription K a rn r do doA dyar Lodge T. S. doN andial B ranch T. S. do ...C uddapah Branch do (ou t of R s. 25 su b scrib ed ).M r. K annan N am biar, P a ttu k o ta ..„ Jag an n a th a R aj u, M adras

S. K rishnasam i Iy e r ...„ S. V enkatasubbiah ...„ H anum antha C hari ...

P a n c h a D a k e R a S a s tri...„ C. R am iah, C uddapah „ T. R. L akshm ana P illa i „ J . N agabhnshanam . . .

M A . K . S u ta ram a S astri, C uddapah „ Sanjiv iah , N an d iko tku r „ K harabde, A m roati ...

N ellore B ranch T. S. Subscription M r. A. V enkata K anniah, N atnakal ,, V enkatanarasaiah „ T. V asudeva Row

V . S udarsana M udaliar „ G. S an k ara Row„ W . V enkata Row, Salem ... ... ...

M adannpalle B ranch T. S. (out of Rs. 25 subscribed)M r. J . S rin ivasa Row, Gooty „ A. N anjundappa, C uddapah ...„ R. Seshiah ...„ S. N arasoji ...

An F . T. S., th ro u g h Col. O lcott ...M r. T. N. R am achandriar, Salem Salem B ranch T. S.A Friend, th rough Col. O lcott M r. V . K . D esikachariar, N am akal „ R . N agesw aran, G udivada

Bangalore B ranch T. S. ...

L i b r a r y F u n d .

ltan i M inalini of P ikapara th ro ’ B abu L adli Mohan Ghose An F . T. S. of B urm a ... ... # .v : , r .•**Prince Rawal Shree H aris ingh ji R upsingh ji V arel...

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«e. a . p.Mr. Janardban Sukbaram Godgil, Baroda ... ... ... 100 0 0„ T . M . Sudaram Pillai, Pulladam ... ... ... 60 0 0

A n F . T. 8 . o f B urm a ... ... ... ... ... 50 0 0M r. C. Sam biah, Mylapore, subscrip tion ... ... 4 8 0„ V. K . D esikaohariar, N am akal ... ... 3 0 0

H. P. B. Pa r ia h S c h o o l F u n d .Mr. T . Sadasiva Iyer, Dindigal, 3rd instalment, out of Bs. 50

subscribed ... ... ... ... ... ... 10 0 0S u b b a Bow Me d a l F u v d .

Mr. M . Jagannatha Mudaliar, Madras ... ... ... 1 0 0

T. V w ia b a g h a v a Ch a r l u , Adtar, 27th January 1899. Treasurer, T. S -

T H E B U R M E S E V IS IT O F M RS. B E S A N T A N D T H E P R E S ID E N T .O ur dear friends M rs. B esant and Colonel O lcott left M adras for Rangoon

on the 5th ultim o, th e P rince-priest of S iam , Rev, Jinaw araw ansa, accompany* iog th e P res id en t on a B uddh ist relig ions mission which they had jo in tly u n dertaken. The voyage was very p leasan t and the w eather fine. On board sh ip Mrs. B esant, by request of H is Excellency L t,-G enl. S ir O eorge W olseley, Com* m ander-in-C hief of tbe M adras A rm y, and her o th er fellow -passengers, le c tu r ed on “ Man, the M aster of his own D estin y /’ and was m ost w arm ly thanked by th e G eneral on behalf of the audience. She gave th ree public lectures in Rangoon, besides rep ly ing to a public address, aud addressing the boys of th e M adooray P illay H indu H igh School, in a most adm irable discourse, which ough t to be p n t in book form for use in all H indu Schools as a reader. On the 13th she sailed fo r C alcu tta d irect, leaving th e o thers behind. On th e nex t day th e P res iden t and P rin ce w ent to M oulmein, w here they used th e ir best influence to encourage th e lead ing B u d d h ist gentlem en to s ta r t an educational m ovem ent like th e one in Ceylon which has proved so g re a t a success and national b lessing. T hanks to th e courageous persistency of M r. W . A. P e re ra , of K andy, who has been w orking a t M oulmein fo r some tw o m onths, and th e pious libera lity of M r. M oung Shw ay Oh and a few others, th e school a t M oulm ein w ill sh o rtly be s ta r te d w ith good chances of success. On th e 17th u ltim o, Colonel O lcott received a public address in G anapati H all from the res id en t H in d n com m u n ity headed by Mr. G anapati P illay , and lec tu red to th e B u d d h ists on th e sub ject of th e ir re lig ion and relig ions du ties. D u rin g h is s tay he was th e guest of M r. M oung Shw ay Oh and received every possible kindness.

W hile a t M onlmein he probed to the bottom th e case of the self-styled ** D octor ” N orm an, personally interview ing th e wife, th e family, th e incnra- bent of S t M atthew ’s C hurch, the A m erican C onsular A gen t, the Police au tho rities and p rivate individuals. W ith w hat resu lt the official notice of Expulsion, in th is Supplem ent, sufficiently showB.

R etu rn in g to Rangoon on the 19th, the P residen t accepted inv ita tions to lectu re a t th e snn iversary celebration of o u r Rangoon T« S. and on “ T he teachings of L ord B uddha,’’ a t Snlay Pagodas before th e B uddhist com m unity. He was to s ta r t for M andalay on tbe 22nd w ith th e P rince-priest, to confer with the T ha-tha-na-baing (orB uddhint chief po tentate) and o th e r d ign itaries, on the subjects of Education in B urm a and tbe union of the B uddhists of B urm a, Ceylon and Siam in oue g rea t religions fra te rn ity under the patronage of H . M. tb e K ing of Siam , the sole su rv iv ing B uddh ist sovereign. The P resi d en t hoped to be back a t A dyar by th e last of th e m onth.

LO R D C U R Z O N 'S SY M P A T H Y W IT H T H E C E N T R A L H IN D U C O L L E G E SC H E M E .

W e learn from various exchanges th n t L ord Curzon .gives liis in te lli gen t sym pathy to the H indu College schem e which Mrs. B esan t is so ably advocating, l t is said tba t,

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The Private Secretary to the Viceroy has written to Mrs. Besant conveying His Exoellency’s sympathy with the movement. His Excellency is in agreement with the proposition tha t any education that is to leave permanent impress upon the character must hare religions aud moral, as well as secular basis, and also observes tha t light oomes from many quarters and teachers of youth of any community can hardly err if they draw the attention of their pupils to tha t which is best and purest in their national faith. The Lieutenant-Governor has also written to Mrs. Besant wishing success to the movement.

A D Y A R L IB R A R Y .

The following books and M S S ’ bave been added daring the last two months:—

Donated

Nada bindu and other five minor Upanishads with Appayadiksbita’* commentary (paper MS.), from M r. G. Krishna Sastry ;\Beport of the Sanskrit and Tamil M S S . from the Government Press. Madras; Hathpradipika, in Tamil, from Pandit Venkatesvara Iyengar; Purushasukta, and Sandhydvandana, by M r. B. V . Karnesvara Iyer, m .a . ; 10 small Telugu books from Mr. Balakrishna R o w ; 9 books, Tennyson's Poetical Works, <fcc, from Mr. J. C. Chat terji ; A'nandalahari with Dnndima's commentary (paper MS.), from R. A . Sast ry; Spanda Kdrikd, from Babu Govinda Doss.

Purchased t—Anandasrama Series, No. 38; International Scientific Series. No. 86; Contemporary Series, Nos. 35 & 36.

R . A n a n t h a k r i s h n a S a s t r y ,

Librarian.

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SUPPLEMENT TO

THE THEOSOPHIST.MARCH 1899.

E X E C U T IV E N O T IC E .P r e s i d e n t ’s O f p i c e ,

A d y a r , 7 th February 1899.A generous frien d a n d colleague in E urope hftving sen t me th e

su m of R s. 2 ,0 0 0 tow ards th e w ork of P ancham a (P ariah ) education an d up lifting , a difficulty arises as to how i t should be disposed of* T he Society, as a body, cannot undertake to found B uddh ist schools an d colleges in Ceylon, a H in d u C en tra l College a t Benares, ca rry on a F am ine cam paign, open In d u s tria l and S an sk rit schools th ro u g h o u t Ind ia , o r form H indu Boys* societies, o r lib raries of so rts in various places. A ll these a re ou ts ide its defined O bjects an d m ust be left to ind iv idual e ffo rt; a t th e sam e tim e, th e Society w ill alw ays be g lad to know the resu lts and to keep record of them as proofs of th e tru e theosophical sp irit w hich i t has aroused in its m em bers. I have decided, therefore , to create a “ Pancham a E duca tion F u n d ” in to which all p ast an d fu tu re con tribu tions tow ards th is w ork sh a ll be paid, and which shall be m anaged and d isbursed by a com m ittee of tw o, D r. W . A. E n g lish and m yself, in ou r p riva te capacities. T he ex is tin g endow m ents of th e O lcott F ree School and th e H . P , B. M em orial School w ill be used as needed fo r th e ir upkeep, as a lready provided, and th e donation of £150 from E ng land be used so fa r as needed for th e purchase an d rep a irs of th e K odam bakam property . A ny su rp lu s from these funds, any un ex pended rem ainder of p a s t ind iv idual g ifts, th e R s. 2,000 now given, an d all fu tu re donations w ill be m erged in th e P ancham a E ducation F u n d , now created , and applied by the Com m ittee a t th e ir d iscretion , fo r th e opening an d fitting up of new schools, th e ir support, th e paym ent of teach ers an d o th e r employes, necessary purchases in connection w ith th e w ork, and o th e r de tails th a t the Com m ittee shall deem necessary. A yearly rep o rt of the y e a r’s in c id en ts and of th e cash balance shall be m ade to the P res id en t F o u n d er fo r notice in his A nnual R eport. U pon th e C om m ittee’s filing a notice of accep t ance of th e t r u s t w ith th e T rea su re r of th e Society, he will m ake th e tr a n s fers indicated in h is books of account, close th e p resen t separate accounts and open a fresh one in a special book. T he C om m ittee shall have pow er to ad d to th e ir num ber an d to appo in t th e ir successors, w ith the approval of th e P res id en t fo r the tim e being of th e T. S .

H . S. O l c o t t , P . T. S.

The follow ing receip ts from 27th Ja n u a ry to 26th F eb ru a ry 1899 a re acknow ledged w ith th a n k s :—

H e a d -q u a r t e r ’s F u n d .

M r. N . 8 . C larke, San F rancisco , £1 „ D. R. C. of R angoon for P . F . to u r „ C. Sam biah , M ylapore, S ubscrip tion ...

L i b r a r y F u n d .A n F . T* S. of B urm a, S u b sc rip tio n ...M r. G, Sam biah , M ylapore, S u b sc rip tio n

A n n i v e r s a r y F u n d .M r. A . R am asw am i Sastri, M asula ...

T. V i j i a r a g i i a v . v C h a r l u , A d y a r , 2 7th February, 1 8 9 9 . Treasurer, T* 5 *

RS. A. r . ... 14 10 9

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. . . ... 1 8 0

... 50 0 0. . . ... 1 8 0

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T H E C O M M ITTEE FO R M ED .

To the Treasurer T. S .T be undersigned accept th e responsibility of th e m anagem ent of th e

Pancham a E ducation (Fund qr^ated in th e P res id en t F ounder’s Executive N otice of the 7th instan t. T hey hereby appoint, w ith tb e ir k ind consent, the- follow ing persons to tb e offices respectively designated .

Superintendent o j Pamhafoia.Schools, M iss S ^ E . P a lm er b . $ c .A/ - i - i W M r S Rnnm ibvftm v Tt*,Hon. E ducational Adviser.

Hon. Legal Adviser.Hon. Consulting Engineer.

Cashier.

M r. S. R angasw am y Iy en g ar, b . a . V .C .Seshachari.E sq,. b . a . , b . l . ,m . k a .s M r. C. Sam biah.M r. T. V . C harlu .

F ra te rn a lly yours, {

A i >y a u > 9th February 1898.

T H E PA N C H A M A E D U C A T IO N FU N D .

The following sum s are incorporated in th e F u n d crea ted in tb e P res i- d^n t-F ounder's E xecutive N otice of F eb ruary 7th, 1899 :— b s . a . r.The O lcott Pension F u n d ... ... ... ... 3,077 11 2

„ B lavatsky M em orial F u n d ... ... ... 3,235 0 1In d iv id u a l m inor subscrip tions to da te ... ... ... 328 14 5G ift of <£150 by an E ng lish Theosophist ... ... ... 2,241 3 11

,, by au E uropean F . T. S. ... ... ... 2,000 0 0

T o ta l to d a te ... 10,882 13 &D educt expenses fo r :—Purchase of K odam bakam p roperty ... ... Rs. 1,200 0 0C ost of the D ocum ent and R eg istra tion Fee ... „ 19 0 0S alaries of teachers, peon and g a rd en er ... „ 207 15 1S und ries ... ... ... ... „ 100 3 0A dvance fo r construction and rep a irs of

the K odam bakam bu ild ings ... ... „ 250. 0 0 1,777 2 I

B alance in th e F u n d .. .9,043 0 .3 -

E . f r O . E .T. V . Ch a r l u ,

A d y a r , I Mh February 1899. Cashier o f the F und .

A M E R IC A N S E C T IO N , T. S.On Ja n u a ry 18th a c h a rte r "was issued to th e T am pa T. S., T am pa.

F lorida, w ith ten ch a rte r m em bers. T his B ranch consists en tire ly of persons who ig n o ran tly joined M r. Ju d g e ’s society, have revolted therefrom , an d have now en tered the T. S. The P res id en t is R obert L. D avis, the S ec re ta ry is C harles E . T w itt, P. O. Box 83. O n Ja n u a ry 19th a ch a rte r was issued to^ th e N arad a T. S., Tacoma, W ash., w ith six teen c h a rte r m em bers. T h is B ranch consists p a rtly of old F. T. S., re tu rn in g from th e secession of 1895. b u t m ainly of persons leaving M r. Ju d g e ’s society.

The S ilen t W orkers T. S., D avenport, Iow a, h a s become ex tinct. T here n re now six ty-nine B ranches in the A m erican Section, though several w ili probably expire. The B rotherhood, T. S., of D enver, Colorado has changed its nam e to Isis T. S.

Y ours fra te rna lly ,A l e x a n d e r F v l l e r t o k ,

General Secretary.

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S C A N D IN A V IA N SE C T IO N .C olow i U . 8 . Olcaitt F retident T. 8 . ■

D e a r S i r ,H erew ith I beg to inform you th a t Mr. A. Z ettersten , on account of sick

ness and overw ork, has been lorced to resign h is office as G eneral S ecre ta ry of th e Scandinavian Section T. S., and th a t the E xecutive Com m ittee, in accordance with o u r sectional ru le § 19, has appoin ted me to fill his place pro tem . un til a new election can be held a t ou r Convention th is year.

W ith best w ishes for u happy new year, I am fra te rna lly youre,E m i l Z a n d e b ,

General Secretory, p ro tem .G r e f g a t a n , 12, Y

S t o c k h o l m , S w k p e x , SJanuary 6th, 1899. J .<

T H E B U R M E S E TO U R .A s previously a rran g ed , the P residen t-F onnder w ent lo M andalay w ith

th e Siam ese P rince-p riest Jinaw araw ansa, to confer w ith the highest ecclesi a s tica l au tho rities about the p lan of m aking a tr ip le in ternational union of B uddh ist sects in to one g rea t body, to be under the patronage of H.M. tlie K in g of Siam . Btefore leaving Rangoon, the P residen t la id his plan before th e Chief Secre tary to G overnm ent and official notes were exchanged betw een them . M r. E. S. Symes, the Chief Secretary , w rote u n d er d a te of 2 1 s t Jan u a ry , th a t he could see “ no objection to y our proceeding to M an dalay , to discuss w ith th e lead ing m onks there , a scheme for the m erg ing of th e B u d d h ist sects of Ceylon, S iam and B urm a into one g rea t sect w hich should be. under th e patron»ge of H . M. th e K ing of S iam .” In fact th e s ta tesm an like ch a ra c te r of th e proposed fusion, first suggested by the Prince- p rie st, will be clear to every practical m ind. O ur P res iden t found, however, in the p resen t self-chosen T ha-tha-na-baing a very d ifferent so rt of person from th e la te venerable H igh P riest, w ith whom he had no difficulty in g e t tin g his assent to th e now h isto rical “ F ou rteen P ropositions ” which becam e th e b ro therhood-link between th e N orthern and Sou thern branches of the w orld 's B uddh ist C hurch : th is one proved to be a prejudiced, narrow -m inded, unsym pathetic person, w ith th e head and face of a p rize-fighter and th e m ind of a beetle, as to expansiveness. H is Council, o r ju n ta of Syadaw jis, seemed to m atch him , and one of them was tiresom ely litig ious. The whole p a rty seem ed qu ite un in terested as to th e sta te of B uddhism in o ther countries, and apparen tly ignoran t.o f th e ex isting conditions. So, a f te r enough tim e had been w aited , tn e P res id en t and P rin ce -rr ie s t re tired , and shortly a fte r re tu rn ed to B angoon and repo rted resu lts to th e Chief S ecre tary to G overnm ent. I t w as som ew hat p leasan t to learn from him th a t G overnm ent hnd no t recog nized th e soi-disant T ha-tha-na-baing nor given him any official s ta tu s . A m ovem ent has now been s ta r te d by some of tbe m ost enligh tened B uddh ists a t M andalay, to pave th e w ay for ca rry in g ou t the consolidation schem e, an d it will be w atched w ith a tten tion . W hile a t M andalay Col. O lco tt lec tu red by request to the H indu com m unity on “ The B eauties of H indu R elig ion.” A la rge and en thusiastic audience was p resen t. The P re s id en t re tu rn ed to A d y ar on th e 1st u ltim o, feeling h igh ly encouraged w ith the prospects of th e p ropaganda begun by M rs. B esan t in her superb lec tu re s and now continued by the energetic m em bers of the R angoon T. S. T he P rince-p riest re tu rn ed w ith him , b u t on th e 4th u ltim o was sum m oned to C alcu tta by th e Royal Com m issioner sent by H.M. th e K ing of S iam to reccive from the G overnm ent of In d ia th e genuine relics of th e B uddha recen tly discovered in th e B asti D istric t by M r. Peppe. A few days la te r he le ft fo r Colombo and Siam.

T H E M A DRA S JU D IC IA R Y .O ur long tr ied dnd fa ith fu l b ro th e r P . Sreenevasrow, F .T . S., hav ing been

finally re tired u nder the age rule, ano ther highly valued F . T. 3., Mr. C. R. P a ttab h iram a Iyer, a lead ing pleader of M adras, has been appointed to succeed him ns Ju d g e o f th e City C ivil C ourt. We hope th a t the form er will now

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continue his useful lite ra ry work for o u r Society, and th a t the la t te r m ay leave behind him on h is re tirem en t an equally b rillian t record both a s a w ise Ju s tic e a n d an honest public servant.

M IS S E D G E R IN A U ST R A L IA *A le tte r from M iss E dger, da ted F eb ru a ry 7th, annonnces h e r safe a r r i

va l in M elbourne, a f te r a som ewhat boisterous passage. S he is sp en d in g a very busy fo rtn ig h t there—holding m eetings every evening. A s she is too busy to w rite to all her num erous and very d ea r friends from whom she p a rte d in Ind ia , she desires to assure them th a t h e r w arm est sym path ies and k in d es t th ough ts a re constan tly going o u t to them , and she hopes to have th e p riv ilege of m eeting them all again in th e no t too d is tan t fu tu re . S h e m ay be addressed w hile in A ustralia , a t th e H eadquarters of th e Section, 42, M arg a re t S t., Sydney.

F O R S T U D Y .W e have in type the “ O utlines of S tu d y ” issued by a C om m ittee of th e

A m ericau Section T. S.. to be used w ith “ The A ncien t W isdom ” as a te x t book. I t contains references to illu s tra tiv e read ings, and questions, th e answ ers to w hich a re to be w ritten out.. I t will be found very useful to B ranches th a t wish to tak e up the stu d y of Theosophy in a tho rough m anner. I t has been crowded o u t of F eb ruary and M arch issues b u t m ay be expected iu A p ril Supplem ent,

B A R O N S P E D A L IE R I.O u r Society has lost a d istingu ished and e rn d ite m em ber an d I a d e a r

friend, in th e death of B aron J . Spedalieri, of M arseilles. He was am ongH . P . B .’s w arm est adm irers and friends and carried on w ith h e r a m ost in te re stin g correspondence. H e was th e lite ra ry executor of E lip h as Levi, an d some years ago presen ted to H. P. B .sev e ra l precious books and M SS., am ong the la tte r a bound volum e of orig inal draw ings in colors, by th e g rea t F rench K abalist. H e had reached a very advanced age.

H . S. O.

O B IT U A R Y .We sincerely re g re t to h ea r of th e death of o u r esteem ed fellow w orker,

R. S ivasankara P andiyaji, b .a .In the ea rly days of th e theosophical m ovem ent he was a teacher in

P achaiappa 's College and, as he used to announce in o u r A nnual C onventions, i t was ow ing to the lec tu res of Col. O lcott th a t he decided to s ta r t th e H in d u Theological H igh School, w hich was the p recu rso r of the p resen t C en tra l H indu College of Benares, and by means of which be had accom plished m uch good w ork for H indu youth , in s tillin g in to th e ir m inds a know ledge of th e ir ancestra l relig ious fa ith along w ith th e ir secular stud ies. I t is to be hoped th a t some one m ay be found to carry on th e w ork which had been so d ea r to the liea rt of o u r deceased b ro th er.

T H E H IN D U C O L L E G E A T B E N A R E S .H is H ighness, the M aharajah of B enares, has given to the H in d u C ollege,

of which he is patron , land and bu ild ings to th e value of over six ty thousand rupees. T his princely donation enables th e B oard of T rustees to beg in a t once th e p reparations for adap ting these bu ild ings to College purposes. T he m ain bu ild in g is an exceedingly handsom e s tru c tu re , b u ilt by th e grand* fa th e r of the p resen t M aharajah as a S um m er Palace. I t was left unfin ished a t h is dea th . I t w ill now be com pleted, an d w ill form one side of th e college quadrang le . T he site is in the d is tr ic t know n as L aksa, in th e h ea lth ie s t p a r t of Benares, in th e m id st of la rge p leasure g rounds a n d g ardens ow ned b y the w ealthy res iden ts of th e city .

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SUPPLEMENT TO

THE THEOSOPHIST.APRIL 1899-

f i n a n c i a l S t a t e m e n t .

The following sum s are acknowledged w ith th an k s

H e a d q u a r t e r s F u n d .r s . a . r.

Ml*. C. W . Sanders, G eneral Secretary , New Z ealand Section T. S., 25 oer cent, dues for 1898 £ 2 -8 - 1 ... ... 35 9 0

„ C. Sam biah G aru, M ylapore ... ... ... 1 8 0Senor F. W . Fernando , Buenos A yres, fees an d dues of

M em bers £6-5-0 ... ... ... ... 92 ' 8 6General Secretary, A ustra lasian Section T. S., 25 ° / 0 does for

1898 £10-5-4 ... ... ... . . .1 5 2 3 2

L ib r a r y F u n d .An F. T. S. of B urm a, Subscrip tion ... ... ... 50 0 0M r. C. Sam biah, M ylapore, do ... ... ... 1 8 0

A n n iv e r s a r y F u n d ,

H r. A. N an jundappa. C uddapah ... ... ... 10 0 0„ M .Y . Y asudeva Iy e r, C uddapah ... ... ... 5 0 0„ A. S ap ta rish i Iy e r do. ... ... ... 2 0 0„ T. V . Gopalaswami Iyer, Snlem ... ... ... 15 0 0„ T. 8 . S ivaram a Iyer. Secretary, T iru p a tn r T. S. ... 5 0 0„ V. Sundararam iah, N ellore ... ... ... 5 0 0„ V . VenkatHseshiah, M asulipatam ... ... ... 10 0 0

H onorable Ju s tice Mr. 8 . Subram anier, M ylapore ... 100 0 0

A d y ar, 7 T. V ijia ra g h a v a C h a r lu ,21-3-1899. j Treasurer, T. S.

W H IT E L O T U S DAY.A particn la r in te rest will be given th is y ea r to the ann iversary proceed

ings a t A dyar on W hite L otus Day, by th e unveiling of a life-size statue, in plHSter nr te r ra cotta, of H . P. B lavatsky. The P residen t-F ounder presents i t to the A dyar L ib rary and H eadquarters in token of liis undim infshed affection for his old colleague. The face and figure have been modelled afc th c M adras School of A rts , under his supervision, from iie s ta ’s and othet* photographs, O’Donovan’s bas-relief, and Schm iechen’s oil pa in ting—all from the life, and i t is hoped th a t it may no t be spoilt in th e finishing. In th ec la jr th e s ta tn e is a s trik ing likeness of H . P. B., and one m ight a lm ost fancy she was s ittin g there listen ing to one’s conversation. The P residen t-F ounder hopes thn t as many as possible of the old personal Ind ian friends and pupils of Mme. B lavatsky will be p resen t a t th is exceptionally important cerfemony.

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T H E “ W A I L ” O F D H A R M A P A L A .

Tho Ind ian press nre circu la ting jn s t now a pessim istic view nnd fore cast of the s ta te of B uddhism in Ceylon, th a t Mr. D harm apala has been g iv ing in a Ceylon paper. T/te H indu (M adras), whose artic le has provoked th e present comm ents, calls ifc “ D harm apala’s Wail.*' Ifc says th a t, accord* ing to his showing, th e C ountess O anavarro receives no sym pathy and is about leaving th e Is land fo r C alcutta,* to t r y there for help : th a t she is an A m erican convert of h is ; thafc she came ou t to Ceylon a t his request, to w ork for the cause of B uddhism and b rin g about “ all m anner of reform s ’* b u t has failed ; th a t D. says “ th e prospects of B uddhism in Ceylon a re g lo o m y ;” th a t “ abont e igh t years ago. B uddhism was not well known in Ind ia , bu t a t presen t there are m any w illing to em brace i t ; ” th a t “ a t firsfc it was spoken ou t bv Colonel O lcott and Mdme. B lavatsky. Now the Theo- sophical Society upholds H induism as th e suprem e c u l t ; ’’ th a t “ d u rin g th e tim e of Mdme. B lavatsky, m ost of th e theosophists em braced Bnd- dhism and took pansil,’’ etc., etc. Now i t will be p lain to every well- inform ed person th a t m ost of th e above is rubbish. B uddhism is daily streng then ing instead of w eakening in Ceylon : the Theosophical Society, qua Societv, is no m ore bound to nny one form of creed th an it ever w as; its P res id en t has never ceased to w ork for h is avowed religion. B uddhism , w ith a ll his stren g th , w hile a t the sam e tim e help ing people of o th er fa iths to know and live up to theirs. N either in th e tim e of Mdme. B lavatsky nor since, have tw enty non-B uddhist m em bers taken pansll and form ally declared them selves B uddhists, le t alone “ m o s t" of th e m ; and if the C ountess C anavarro’s Convent and D harm apala’s R a jg iri College have failed of support, th e explanation should be sought, ra th e r in a p re lim inary m iscalculation of chances and fan lty business m anagem ent, th an in public indifference. D harm apala says th a t he “ th o u g h t th e tim e was ripe in Ceylon to educate p riests and send them ou t to foreign countries to overthrow non-Buddhistic. fa ith s ...h e persuaded his fa ther to purchase R a jg iri a t a cost of Rs. 23,000...he now sees i t has proved an u tte r failure. R a jg iri has been in existence for nearly a y ear and nobody haa taken an in te res t in it.** H e ends his jerem iad w ith an in su lt to his com patriots and co relig ion ists who, he says, enjoy them selves in sin ra th e r th an be educated in B uddhism o r p ropagate it. T his is all verv Fad as it proves once m ore how men of the best in tentions and h ighest aspirations m ake failu res by m isjudg ing th e ir own capacities and by th e ir ignorance of the business m ethods by which only can one carry on social reform s to p rac tica l resu lts . I do no t w ant to say a harsh word to D harm apala, b u t I am in du ty bound to defend th e S inhalese from his u n ju s t aspersions and to tell th e tru th . D harm apala has been in in tim ate relations w ith me from the tim e when, as a very young m an, he th rew up his clerkship in a G overnm ent office, a t Colombo, to devote his life to B uddhistic propaganda, and fo r m any years he followed my advice. Scores of tim es he haa been held iip by us as a model of an unselfish, devoted young m an, a second D am odar. B u t since h is v isit to A m erica, to a ttend the Exposition, he has no t seemed w illing to listen to the advice of his elders, bu t haR put fo rth various schemes which they w ere obliged to regard as im practicable, if no t u topian . A m ong them , was his “ Ethico-Psychologicnl Collego”—a title bad enough to s trang le it a t its b ir th . T his em bryonic college vras opened w ithou t pupils o r teaching staff, w ith a big nnd showy procession, a g rea t tom -tom ing an d

• Since then aho has actually reached Calcutta where, the Mirror says, she intends opening a school* The Countess is spoken of by the Open Court in the following very complimentary terms :

“ Her noble sonl is always filled with the desire of living nofc for herself, bnt for the benefit of mankind, and she finds the highest satisfaction in it. She always haa a yearning for a broader religion which always manifests in the practical work of sympathetic love. Though she proposes herself to be a Buddhist, she repeatedly declares ihat she is not antagonistic to any other religion. She has great executive ability and business talents. Her life is a greafc lesson to all. 8he sacrifices great social position nnd wealth, and delights to be in the company of the poor, and to work for the bettering of their position.” If she has, indeed, that executive ability and business talents, no enterprise of hers should fail and Pharmapala’s pessimism is baseless.

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trum pet-blow ing, a sensational te legraphing to the papers, and a fte r th a t cam e reaction and silence. O ur dear young man, finding him self saddled w ith a th in g th a t he could n o t manage, w rote me th a t I o u g h t now to re tire from the Theosophical Society uud come and live th e r e : in o ther words, pu ll his very ho t chestnu ts out of the fire! So in the case of the good Countess whom, w ith a d ram atic public cevemony in A m erica he accepted as a B uddh ist nun , and called to Ceylon to revive the O rder of B hikkunis, w ithout calcu la tin g the chances of success in advance. H e borrowed Rs. 15,000 of M ahabodhi Society money to partly pay for 21 p roperty th a t he bought for the C onvent in Colombo, a t a cost of Rs. 25,000, and pu t a m ortgage on it as security for th e unpaid rem ainder of Rs, 10,000; then, as no indiv idual would give th a t money, he and th e Countess w ent on a to u r to try and raise i t by popular subscrip tion . M eanwhile, Miss Shearer, of A m erica, ano ther and m ost effi c ien t lady vo lun teer and disciple of his, has been ca rry in g on th e school and so called Convent w ith, I hear, g rea t zeal.

Now the p rac tica l reader will see in th is bare sta tem en t of facts th a t D harm apala, w ith ph ilan thropic of in tentions, perfec t in teg rity , and unselfish zeal, has proved him self a poor m an of business, and if fa ilu re should u ltim ate ly overtake h is several schem es, nobody b u t him self w ill be to blame. O thers, w ith 110 be tter chances, and w ithout the very im poriau t backing of loving, w ealthy and pious parents, ju s tly p roud of th e ir son’s w ork, have succeeded w here he has failed. H is unripened R a jg ir i “ College ” is neglected, b u t the hard-w ork ing B uddhists of Colombo, K an d y and Galle have in each place a B uddhist College w ith its hundreds of studeu ts ; M rs. H igg in s—the incarnation of pertiuacity in w ork—has made h e r B uddh ist G irls' School and O rphnnage a g rea t success, despite the con s ta n t opposition of a large section of the B uddhist public, a roused by causes w hich need no t be gone into here, b u t which she m ig h t have avoided in p art. M any o ther schools for g irls have been successfully opened by o u r people in the Is land , and a num ber are receiving G overnm ent help. D harm apala te lls th e public th a t his Mahabodhi Journal is published a t a loss an d is in sore ueed of support, b u t the 6emi-weekly v ernacu lar B uddh ist organ, the Sandarem , founded and conducted by our Colombo B uddh ist Theosophical Society, is in a sta te of h igh prosperity and has long been the m ost influential B uddh ist o rgan in Ceylon o r B urm a.

W hen th e M ahabodhi Society was form ed by D harm apala, I accep t ed th e office of H onorary Genernl A dviser, a t h is request, b u t a t last, finding th a t my advice was no t titken, I resigned office on the 2 0 th May 1896, a t a m eeting of the Society a t Colombo, and since th e n , have had no th ing to do w ith th a t Society. A t the sam e tim e, m y sym pathy w ith its objects is as s tro n g as ever, and while m y life lasts I shall do my best to help on the world-wide p ropaganda of B uddhism , so fa r as I may w ithout v io lating the du ties of my official position.

In his d is tress of m ind and pique, D harm apala has allowed him self to speak of M rs .' B esant and o thers of his best friends and w ell-wishers, in d isrespectfu l term s, his criticism s only proving his own juvenil? critical incapacity.

In B urm a am i Ceylon I have found m any B nddhists show ing b itte r feelings again st D harm apala because of th e heavy cost of the now fam ous su it th a t he b ro u g h t against the M ahant of B uddha Gya, and his fa ilu re to acquire the sacred shrine for the M ahabodhi Society, as—they say—he prom ised to do. B u t i t was not his fault* H e b rough t the su it under th e strenuous advice of excellent counsel and w ith m y consent, as th a t course w as represented to us by our legal advisers as being im peratively necessary. T he M ahant a t once retained some of the most em inent counsel of C alcu tta a t g rea t cost, and so compelled D harm apala to re ta in equally able law yers on h is side. I t cost the M ahabodhi Society— if my mem ory serves m e—some R s. 40,000, w hile the M ahant is said to have spent about one lakh ; b u t he won his case. The substan tia l and real gain to the B uddhists was th a t the G overnm ent recognized the M ahabodhi shrine as B uddhist, though the p ro p erty of the M ahant’s M utt. On the witness-stHiid D harm apala made a lm ost as bad a figure as whs possible, becom ing u tte rly confused and losing his memory of facts, aud alieuating sym pathies th a t he ough t to have secured. 1 am afraid th a t be also had against him the secret hostility of

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public officials, who certa in ly p n t him in a false position in m ore q u a rte rs th an one and trea ted him m ost un justly . A stronger m an would have come o u to f the ordeal m uch better. Then, I have had it com plained to me th a t he lias not taken in to his confidence the subscribers to the M ahabodhi F und , by publish ing d ^ U e d and audited accounts, thus leaving them to form susp i cions which he has not deserved, for nobody th a t I have m et in public work is personally more honest and unselfish. Prof. Max M uller w rote h im :

“ 1 shall always be pleased to belong to a Society, to which yon belong. You have heen and are doing such good and honest work that I hope you may be sucess* fu l in your College a t Colombo. Thongh 1 am not a Buddhist, 1 can join in many of your prayers, and I shall consider a revival of Buddhist morality a great blessing for the great mass of the people in Ceylon and India also.”

M any o ther men of d istinction have the sam e good opinion of him . B u t they know him only on the sunny side and have been touched by his en th u s i asm and love. H e is sim ply a reform ing idealist, who ough t never to under* puke to m anage business affairs*

If, instead of indu lg ing in such waitings ss he has of la tef he will p rofit by experience, brace him self up, and apply h is g rea t n a tu ra l energy to ac q u irin g a deeper knowledge of B uddhism and to liis m issionary work, he m ay find the fu tu re b rig h te r fo r him than the present. A nd one of h is firs t steps should be to close the doors of his E thico-Psychological College, w hich was a w hite elephant from the first and can never succeed w ithout a fa r b e tte r praotical m anagem ent th a n it has had h itherto .

H . S. O .

T H E A D Y A R L IB R A R Y .O ur O riental M SS. departm en t has been enriched by a g if t from P an d it

H arap rasad S astri, of th e A siatic Society of B engal and one of th e m ost learned men in Ind ia . I t is a copy of the “ P ancharaksha ,” w ritten in golden le tte rs on leaves th a t a re so old th a t some are alm ost ready to crum ble a t a touch. I t is the s tandard w ork o f B uddhism in m odern N epal. I t is a Tan* tr ie w ork and has very little to do w ith th e doctrines of the original Founder of Buddhism . The five R akshas, o r p ro tec ting formulas, a re M ah& silavati; Mahftpratisar&, M ahft-S ahasrap ram ard in i; M aha-m ayuri, and Mah&-raksa* manbr&nus&rin!. The m anuscrip t is d ilap idated bu t, the S as tri says, he ** chose it because it was w ritten in P ra tapm alla ’s tim e abont 250 years ago. H e figures a t the las t page w ith his Councillor*. T he a r t of pa in ting had n o t then degenerated in N epal.” The best thanks of the Society a re offered to o u r generous and sym pathetic friend.

Mr. S. Y . R angasw am y Iyengar, m .a ., f .t .s ., has kindly presented to the L ib rary a p a ir of rem arkable hum an heads—male and female*—carved on the coir husk of the cocoanut by the A ndam anese a t P o rt Blair. They a re s trik in g ly realistic , and one can hard ly believe th a t these un tam ed savage dw arfs possess the decidedly a rtis tic ta len t d isplayed in these, scu lp tu res . T he fact th a t both heads are covered w ith represen tations of Bair, w hereas the A ndam anese of both sexes w ear only a narrow s trip of hair, cu t short, down th e m iddle of the head, and the o ther one th a t the fem ale head bears th e usual p lentifu l crop of long hair tw isted into th e kno t of the Ind ian woman, would seem to show th a t th e sculptors were of another race. M r. Ranga* sw am y’s g ift m akes a valuable addition to o u r sm all museum.

Several sm all S an sk rit w orks have been received, b u t ow ing to tempo* ra ry illness of th e lib ra rian they will not b* reviewed till nex t m onth.

T H E PA N C H A M A M O V EM EN T.The Art/a P atrika , a L ahore organ of the Vedic society of the la te Swami

Day&nand Sarasw ati, m akes tho following appreciative y e t inaccurate re* m a r k s ■

The Pancbama Buddhist Movement, started by the Theosophical Society, is fairlyJirogressing. The Panchamas are the most oppressed and down-trodden people in ndia. Socially they are ostracised and compelled to lead an isolated life—entirely

cut off from the ennobling influences of a healthy society. Tho high-placed Hindus

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would not mix with them. They would not eat anything touched by the hands of these low-class people. Forlorn nnd neglected, they have all along beeu dragging on a miserable existence. Some of them were thinking of renouncing their faith for Christianity when the Theosophists came to their rescue. They wrote articles on their condition and set np an aftitntiou in their favour. An appeal was made for founding and endowing an educational institution for them. I t met with a favour able response and a large sum was subscribed. A school has been started and maintained on the funds realized."

O a r contem porary is respectfu lly inform ed (1) thafc fche Theosophicul Society did nofc s ta r t the Pancham a m ovem ent nor is it ca rry in g it on : th a t i t is a p riva te u n d e r ta k in g ; (2 ) T hat i t began w ith the founding of fche Olcotfc F ree School by the P residen t-F ounder, w ithout help a t first from anybody, th e build ings being p u t up, th e teachers employed, and the fu rn itu re su p plied by h im se lf: i t was sim ply a free school for P a riah s , and no a ttem p t has as y e t been m ade to proselytise them . K ind friends subsequently gave h im help to thc ex ten t of some R s. 900. The cu rren t expenses a re now alm ost m et by the G ran t-in -aid earned by the pupils. (3) The second Pancham a school has been founded in m em ory of {I. P . B., the post of the land and bu ild ings and the fu rn ish in g and o th e r charges hav ing been covered by a donation of £150 by a friend in E ngland- A no ther and la te r g if t to the funds was th e sum of R s. 2,000, also by an anonym ous friend in E ngland . O ther sm aller sum s have been sen t in, and it is a ltogether probable th a t th e m ovem ent th u s hum bly begun will sp read enorm ously, as th e m em bers of the Theosophical Society in foreign countries learn th a t a free school fo r these unhappy ou tcastes can be k ep t np fo r abou t £25 per annum .

C O U N T E SS W A C H T M E IS T E R ’S M O V E M E N TS.The usual indefatigable zeal and energy of C ountess W achtm eister has

been m anifested d u rin g her p resen t so journ in Ind ia . Since M arch 1st she has been travelling and lecturing in Gujerafc and K ath iaw ar, and has form ed B ranches in A hm edabad and R ajkot. She has been tbe guest of d istingu ished indiv iduals along the route, has held conversazione* and aw akened m uch in terest. She is now on her way to F rance, where, a fte r holding m eetings in various places, she will m eet h e r son, C ount Axel., in Pairs.

Miss E D G E R ’S M O V E M E N TS.Theosophy in Australasia says iOn February 3rd, Miss Lilian Edger arrived itt Melbourne, and a t once cotntnen*

ced active work in lecturing to the public and addressing members' meetings. She is expected to arrive in Sydney about the 20th instant' and will remain about two weeks. From Sydney she will proceed to Adelaide, returning to Melbourne In time for the Fifth Annual Convention of the Australasian Section, which will be held a t Melbourne, on March 31st.

From private advices we learn tb a t her address from now till th e end of May, should be A uckland, N . Z., a fte r which i t should be changed to 42 M argare t S t., 8 ydney.

Mbs. H IG G IN S ' SU C C E SS.Glowing accounts reach us from M r. A brew of th e success of the

Musaaus B udddhist G irls’ school and O rphanage. I t . has recen tly been exam ined for G rant-in-aid and scored over 90 per ct. of passes, “ M rs. H ig g in s was h ighly com plim ented by the Inspector, who said tb a t he had never exam ined a more honest se t of g irls th an ours. T he Musasus is now the la rg est boarding school fo r g irls in Ceylon ! We need abou t R s. 1,000 (j£70) m ore to lay the flooring of the second sto ry of th e new bu ild ing an d finish it. I f we g e t money, we shall have nex t term very near a h u nd red g irls in th e home. A nother young lady is com ing n ex t week to help us.” A s the proverb says, "N o th in g succeeds like success.” and beyond doubt Mrs. H igg ins w ill ge t all th e help she m ay need henceforth. She has fought a h a rd fight and has conquered by sheer force of y il l .

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0 U T L IN E 3 O P STU D Y .*Issued by a Com m ittee appointed by the Theosophical Society in A m erica,

a t its E leventh Convention, held in Chicago, June 27th, 1897.The papers issued under the al»ove head are designed to aid Lodges of

th e T. S. and its earnest m em bers to follow a course of caref ul and con secutive study , by which they may m aster the main principles of the A ncient W isdom, Theosophy. Each course is com plete in itself, and is in tended to cover the sub ject dealt w ith, a lthough subsequent study m ay fill in m any details. The “ illu s tra tive re a d in g s” gu ide the s tu d en t to th e details as given in on r e lem entary books. W e have aim ed a t p resen ting the know ledge in a system atic way, so th a t the s tu d en t m ay have no th ing to un learn hereafter, how ever m uch he may add . The following outlines of s tu d y a re ready, or are in course of preparation .

I. The constitu tion of Man and his W orlds, and th e ir R elations to each other.

I I . R eincarnation and the Laws of G row th.I I I . The Science of the Soul.

M a h y W e e k s B u r n e t t , C h a i r m a n .K a t e B u f f i n g t o n D a v i s .M a u d e L. H o w a r d .

[C om m ittee appointed by the C onvention, w ith A nnie B esan t as con su ltin g M ember.]

A p p ro v ed : A n n ie B e s a n t .

O U T L IN E S O F STU D Y .I .

T he C onstitu tion of M an and H is W orlds and th e ir R elations to each

T ext Book.— “ The A nicen t W isdom .”Introduction .—T his should be read, b u t the closer s tu d y of com parative

religion m ay be left un til the m ain principles of Theosophy a re g rasped , and the s tuden t th u s a tta in s a te s t w hereby he may d is tingu ish betw een th e essential and the non-essential.

C h a p t e r I .—T h e P h y s i c a l P l a n e

R ead pages 50 to 56, down to “ th e laby rin th of facts.”A diagram should be draw n of the seven planes, see page 82, “ The Seven

Princip les of M an,” ignoring for the presen t the technical nam es show ing the functioning of A tm a,& c. The atom should be draw n on each plane, its ou te r wall having a different color on each plane, and the inner coatings being shown.

N otice the fact th a t there are th ree wave3 of evolution, each w ith its own work.

R ead pages 56 to 63, “ m ost varied conditions.” The m ost vita l point is th e existence of the seven conditions of m atte r on each plane. The p la te should be reproduced on th e blackboard, and the breaking-up process studied .

N otice th e definition of “ a p lane," on page 60.Illustrative Readings : The artic le on “ O ccult C hem istry ,” lAtcifer, Nov.

1895. A ny well illu s tra ted artic le on c ry s ta llu rg y in a good encyclopaedia o r work on chem istry .

R ead pages 63 to 72.N ote th a t th e dense and etheric p a rts of the physical body a re really

one vehicle for use on the physical plane, and th a t * Prftna’ plays th rough the e theric double on th e dense body. See physical plane in d iag ram —page 82, “ T he Seven Princip les of M an” (revised and corrected edition).

Illustrative Reddings : “ The Seven P rincip les of M an,” pages 5-16. “ Man and his Bodies pages 9*35.

* As uamorouB applications—personal and w ritten—for copiesrof'the “ Oatlines of Study," originally published in America, have been roceived from Indian stu dents, we here reproduce them for the benefit of our readers. The page references have been changed to suit the edition used in India.

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Q u e s t i o n s .

1. W hat is evolution and w hat its gnaran tee ?2. H ow does God m anifest H im self P3. Describe the form ation of the m atte r of the unirer.se in planes.4. W h at is a plane P5. I s any m a tte r *• dead ” P If not, why not P6 . W h at are the fir3t and second life waves and w hat does each do ?7. W hat are th e sub-divisions of m a tte r on a plane P8 . W h a t are th e tw o m ain divisions of m an's physical body ? Of w hat

m aterials is each composed P9. How is the body b u ilt up and how may it be pu rided ?

1 0 . W h a t p a r t of th e body receives olectric v ibrations ?11. W hat is Prftna and w hat its vehicle ?12. How is the m ould of the physical body formed, and how is the la tte r

con struc ted ?

C h a p t e r I I .—T h e A s t r a l P l a n e .

R ead pp. 73 to 84, “ b u t no t understood.” G rasp d e a r l r th e 'in e a n in e of th e te rm “ elem ental essence/' (p. 76), and th e n a tu re of* “ artificial ele- mentals/* 77 to 84.

U lun tn live W b j . : “ Tho A stral P la n e ” pp. 47 (“ elem ental essence,- para . 2)—ob: pp. 6 /-//♦ 65 million hum an lives/

Read pp. 84 to 91, “ poor relations.” N ote these classes of non-hum an a s tra l en tities, so as to realize th a t the asfcral p lane is a world wifch its own norm al population.■ IUr ‘:a li° l “ T he A stra l P lane ," pp. 56 f“ The K A ra a n W o f

anim als ’)—62. “ of the k ind a t all. *R ead pp. 90 to 94, “ th e com ing earfch life .’’

•• “ The A stra l P lane ,- pp. 19-23, » now known on earth . Seven P rincip les of Man, pp. 47-48, “ from a liv ing person ”

R ead pp. 94 to 100, “ invisible w o rld /’ I t is very im portanfcm hat fche s tu d en t should understand clearly the composition and w orking of the astra l body d u rin g physical life.

Illustrative Reading*: “ Tho Seven P rincip les of M a n / 'p p . 17-19 “ on th e physical p la n e /’ “ Mau and his Bodies,” pp. 41 (as to thelconstitntioiiV—14 (“ fulfilling his w ishes”). '

R ead pp. 105 (last line)—106. S tudy d iagram s on pp. 82 to 84'in “ Seven P rincip les of Alan,” the a s tra l and physical plnnes, no ticing the different d ivisions where the “ p rinc ip les” a re taken up.

Illustrative R ead ings: “ The Seven Princip les of M an /’ pp. 1 (last line)“^4 , and 22*24.

Q u e s t i o n s .

1. How is a b ridge m ade betw een the physical and astra l pianos bvatom of the physical P 3

2. W bat a re the general characteristics of a s tra l m a tte r P3. Explain “ elem ental essence ’’ and describe an ‘‘ elem ental ”4. W hnt is an artific ia l elem ental,” aud how do such th incs affect o n r

th o u g h ts? B 115. W h at is fche work of “ desire e lem en ta ls” ?6 * W h at is m an’s responsibility tow ards th e elem ental kingdom s P7. D escribe severally the astra l body of an undeveloped soul, an aver*™

one, and one advanced.8 . How is the evolution of the a s tra l body quickened P

9’ E t i ^ e V C s l T b r a h “ ,e ^ in c°nseio„»„ess10. D escribe the classes of the population of the astra l world

bodP ?rtS ° f m an 'S consciousness find expression .th rongh the astra l1 2 . W hat is “ going to sleep ” ?

C h a p t e r I I I . — K a m a l o k a .

Head pp. 107 fco 118, “ deliver us/’

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Illustrative R ead ings: “The A stra l P lan e ,” pp. 25 (“ The o rd inary person,”) —35, and 38 (the su icide)—41, “ con tribu tioh by them ,” “ M an and his Bodies” 56 (“ if we follow’*)—58 “ loftier regions.” “ D eath and A fte r,’’ pp. 15 {“ tbe fate of the body”)— 46 “ to d is tinc tion .”

Head pp. 1.18 to 138,Illustrative R eadings: 11 The Seven Principled o fM an twpn, 19 (R after

dea th ” the h igher)—21. and 42, 43 ; “ The A stra l Pl«ne»” pp. 33 (last line)— 38, “ b e tte r to avoid it.”

Q u e s t i o n s .

1. On w hat plane is K&malokaP W h a t does i t include in th e nom en c la tu re of relig ions P

2. D escribe th e d ep artu re of the man from his dense physical body.3. Why should perfect qu iet su rro u n d th e death-bedP4 . W hat becomes of th e dense body, the e theric double, and Pr&naP5. W hat rearrangem ent of th e a s tra l body occurs a fte r death P6 . W h at governs th e leng th of th e m an ’s stay in each division of

K&maloka, and in w hat do th e conditions of th e sp iritu a lly advanced and th e average m an differ ?

7. W hat is th e effect of death by violence ?8 - Describe the seven sub-divisions according to th e ir inhab itan ts.9. How can those in K am aloka be helped by th e ir friends on ea rth ?

10. Define a “ shell,” a “ shade ,” a “ spook, ” an “ e lem entary . ”

(To be concluded.)

E R R A T A .

In th e statement- of th e Pancham a E ducation F und , in M arch S upple m ent, tho following typographical e rro rs appeared : in the item of ** m inor subscrip tions to date ,” the figure 5, in the colum n of pies, should have been 6 in s tead ; and the '* Balance iu th e F und ” should have been Rs. 9,105-11-7 instead of Rs. 9,043-0-3.

M r s . B E S A N T ’S A D Y A R L E C T U R E S .Before the m iddle of th is m onth M rs. Bezant’s lectures before the la s t

C onvention on “ E volution of Life and Form , ’’ .W ill be out. P rice as usual Re. 1, Y. P . P . Apply to the*M anager.

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SUPPLEMENT TO

THE THEOSOPHIST.MAY 1899-

E X E C U T IV E N O T IC E S.

T h e o s o p h i c a l S o c i e t y , P r e s i d e n t ' s O f f i c e ,

A d y a r , 17 th A p ril 1899.

The Executive Officers of Sections are respectfully inform ed th a t, accord ing to the ru le which has been observed from the beginning, the ir jurisdic* tion does no t extend beyond the geographical iim its of th e ir Sectional C harter, and tha t, consequently, they have no rig h t to issue B ranch C harters o r m em bership Diplomas to persons who live in o ther countries. Such applica t i o n s should invariably be forwarded to the headquarters for disposal. A ny fees received by them h itherto with such applications, in ignorance of th is fact, belong to the Society as a whole, and should be sent to the T reasu rer of the Society, for acknow ledgm ent in th a t officer’s nex t published account. The nam es of such persons and groups should also be cancelled on th e ir registers. The present notice is given to avoid such confusion as now exists w ith respect to m em bers in South A frica and South Am erica. This ru lin g does not affect th e cases of mem bers of Branches in existing Sections, who may have em igrated to foreign, non-sectionalised countries and may wisl> to preserve the connection u n til a local B ranch be form ed and they join it. The conductors of theosophical periodicals are requested to publish the facts above m en tioned.

H. S. O l c o t t , P . T. S.

I I .In the h u rry of ge tting out the last A nnual R eport a t headquarters in tim e

fo r th e foreign mail, the obscure w ording of T. S. Rule o was no t a ltered to th a t prescribed in the P resident's Executive Notice of Jan . 24, 1898, as embody ing the in tentions of the G eneral Council mid the sp irit of the C onstitution. T he undersigned begs to be excused for the oversight, and republishes for th e inform ation of the concerned the proper wording, viz.

5 . “ Ad m iss io n 'to m e m b e rs h ip m a y be o b ta in e d th ro u g h th e P r e s id e n t o f aB ra n c h , th e G e n e ra l S e c re ta ry o f a S e c tio n , o r th e R e c o rd in g ,S e c re ta ry , T .S ., a n d a c e r t if ic a te o f m e m b e rs h ip , b e a r in g th e s ig n a tu re o f th e P r e s id e n t-F o u n d e r a n d th e s e a l o f th e S o c ie ty , a n d c o u n te rs ig n e d b y e i th e r t h e G e n e ra l S e c re ta ry o f t h e 8 e c tio n o r th e R e c o rd in g S e c re ta ry T. S., a s a p p lio a n t re s id e s w ith in a s e c tio n a lis e d o r n o n -s e c tio n a lis e d te r r i to r y , s h a ll be is su e d to th e m e m b e r.”

H . S. O l c o t t , P. T. S.

T H E C O U N T E S S DE C AN AV ARRO.W e are glad to learn from M adam e de C anavarro tha t, so fa r from her

w ork in Ceylon having failed, she is highly encouraged w ith its resu lts . She w rites the Hindu, th a t her Sangharnitta Convent is tra in in g N uns as teachers; h er O rphanage contains lo little g ir ls ; her B oarding school contains 88 young ladies; she has a Poor school, where 140 destitu te children are fed,

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clothed and ta u g h t; an In d u s tria l school, and an E nglish day school of 100 pupils. She gets fonr g ran ts from G overnm ent and has a staff of ten efficient teachers. She and D harm apala collected Rs. 6,000 tow ards extinguishing tb e m ortgage of Rs. 10 ,0 0 0 on the Colombo property . All th is is most g ra tify in g and thoroughly corroborates w hat we said last month about th e unlikelihood of a public w ork failing under the d irection ot a person of practical ab ility . D harm apala ’8 R a jag iri College has closed its doors, bu t his “ W ail," according to Madame C anavarro, was not a confession of failure b u t an appeal to hit* countrym en to be up and doing. I f so, he has a most un fo rtuna te way of expressing himself. The Countess, having given two lectures on B uddhism a t C alcutta, which drew large audiences and were w arm ly applauded, has re tu rn ed to Colombo to resum e her work, iu which we wish her com plete success.

A N O T H E R R EW A R D F O R M r s . H IG G IN S .M r. Abrew reports th a t Mrs. H igg ins’ school hos ag<iin won a pass a t th e

C am bridge Lower Exam ination, Miss Lucie d ’A brew being tlie successful candidate. L ast y ear it was E lsie do Silva, a b rig h t g irl and model pup il, who passed.

R E T IR E M E N T O F JU D G E S R E E N E V A S RO W .O ur veteran and ever loyal old friend and colleague, Mr. Ju s tice P .

SreenevasR ow , F.T.S., Dewan B ahadur, of the City Civil Conrt, M adras, re tired from th e Bench, a fte r m ore than forty years of service, on the 29th M arch last. T he local papers spoke unanim ously in his praise and bore testim ony to h is in teg rity , learn ing and courtesy tow ards all. The Madras Mail, the leading paper, s a id :

i; T h e C ity C iv il C o u r t w as y e s te rd a y th e scen e o f a re m a rk a b le in te rc h a n g e o f a m e n it ie s b e tw e e n B en ch a n d B a r , th e o ccasio n b e in g th e l a s t s i t t in g p re v io u s to r e t i r e m e n t o f th e v e te ra n .Judge w h o h a s p re s id e d th e re s iu ce th e C o u r t w aa first, e s ta b lis h e d . S e ld o m if e v e r b e fo re , w e b e liev e , h a v e fe e lin g s so c o rd ia l b e en e x h i b i te d on a s im ila r o ccasio n in a n y C o n r t in M a d ra s ; a n d c o n s id e r in g th e co n sp ic u - o n s e x ce lle n c e s o f h e a d a n d h e a r t w h ich M r. S ree n e v a s H ow h a s d is p la y e d d a r in g f o u r d e c a d e s o f w o rk o n th e J u d ic ia l B en ch a n d d u r in g m o re th a n h a l f a c e n tu r y in t h e p u b lic se rv ice , i t is p o ss ib le t o e n d o rs e e v e ry w c rd t i n t w a s sa id a b o u t h im yes* te r d a y ,— b y M r. E a rd le y N o rto n , s p e a k in g by re q u e s t on b e h a l f o f th e B a r r i s te r s a n d S o lic to rs a n d b y M r. K ris b n a sa w m y C h e t ty s p e a k in g b y r e q u e s t o n b e h a l f o f th e V a k ils . # # * A d m ira b le in e v e ry w a y , to o , w a s th e re p ly o f th e w o r th y J u d g e h im s e lf . In w h ic h h e e x p la in ed , m o d e s tly b n t c le a r ly , th e p r in c ip le s t h a t h a d a lw a y s g u id e d h im in h is re la t io n s w ith th e B a r . * * * I n c o n c lu s io n , h e a llu d e d to t h e re m a r k s o f M r. K r is h n a s a w m y C h e t ly on th e re lig io u s s tu d ie s t h a t h a d filled h is le is u re m o m e n ts . ‘ H e h a d h i th e r to m a in ly s e rv ed th o ru le r s o f m en , b u t h e re a f t e r h e w o u ld se rv e th e R u le r o f ru le r s , a n d s e rv e H im b o th w ith h is b o d y &Dd so u l.’ T h o se o f o u r re a d e r s w h o a re u n a c q u a in te d w ith th e H in d u id e a l, w ith i t s fo u r s ta g e s o f lif e , w ill f a i l to g ra s p th e t r u e m e a n in g o f th e s e re fe re n c e s . T l.e y

'w i l l u n d e r s ta n d s o m e th in g o f i t a ll, h o w ev er, if th e y ''•ill r«*ad w h a t P ro fe s s o r M ax M u lle r s a y s in th e F e b ru a ry F o r tn ig h tly B e view o f th e tw o P r im e M in is te r s . Q a u r is a n k a ra , o f B h o w n u g g er, a u d G o k n la ji Z a la , o f Jn tiH g ad h , b o th of w h o m a f t e r a l if e o f g r e a t re s p o n s ib il i t ie s , m u c h a c t iv ity , a n d c o n s id e ra b le s p le n d o u r , g a v e u p a ll g la d ly , n a y e a g e r ly , in o rd e r to d e v o te th e r e m a in d e r o f th e i r d a y s to s p ir i tu a l th o u g h t a n d s e lf -d e n ia l. O f G a u r is a n k a ra , P r o fe s s o r M ax M u lle r s ay s : — ‘ H e g av e u p h is p o s t a s P r im e M in is te r , a n d e n te re d in to p r iv a te life in J a n u a r y , 1879. Hu» m in d , w h e n h e w a s b o rd e r in g u p o n e ig h ty , w as a s b r ig h t a n d a c t iv e a s e v e r , b n t he th e n d ire c te d a ll h is m e n ta l e n e rg ie s to on e s u b je c t on ly , to a c o n s ta n t c o n te m p la t io n o f th e g r e a t p ro b le m s o f life .’ ”

The peculiar significance of Mr. K rishnasw am y’s rem arks and the Judge 's reply* is th a t the la tte r has been on avowed Theosophist since 1882, and his nam e has been constantly associated with o u rs ; so th a t it is ev ident th a t m em bership in our Society is not tho disgrace th a t some sm all-m inded per sons have im agined it to be. T hroughout In d ia we have m any colleagues occupying judicial positions, both in the H igh Courts and o ther less im port a n t tribunals, and as tim e has gone on, the stigm a of association w ith o n r m ovem ent has g radually disappeared. Judere Sreenevas Row will now, we

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hope, take in band the compilation of a new and g rea tly enlarged edition of his “ Dwaita Catechism .”

O BITU A R Y .W e reg re t to learn th a t o a r d istinguished A u strian colleague, C ount

Leiningen-H illigheim . is deceased. The following, is a transla tion from a p rivate letter, dated ‘2 0 th M arch, 1899 :— We hum bly announce th a t b is H igh ness, H err C ount C arl Polycarp of Leiningen-Billigheim , died on the 22ad of January .

A M E R IC A N S E C T IO N .

A C harter has been issued to the Leavenworth T. S., LeavenworlA, K ansas, w ith 16 charter-m em bers. The Secretary is Mr. P ius H. Bouer, 502, Suauee S treet. The W achusett T. S., W orcester, Mass., baa su rrendered its ch a rte r and dissolved. There aro now 68 B ranches in th e A m erican Section.

A l e x a n d e r F u l l e r t o n ,General Secretary.

TO O U R C O N TR IB U TO R S.W e were som ewhat am used on learning, th rough a valued correspondent,

that the notice to con tribu to rs, in December S upp lem en t of th e Theoaophigt has been, by some, in terp re ted to mean th a t we needed no m ore M SS. lo r o u r magazine. I t is tru e th a t we do receive m ore m a tte r th an we con publish hut. to p reven t being m isunderstood, we will sta te , fa r th e r , that these M SS. m ay be roughly divided into two classes,—those th a t we are very glad to get, and those th a t are fic for waste-papcr. Of the fo rm er class we do not have a surp lus, and we feel g ra tefu l to ou r friends who have been in strum enta l in p rocuring iis so many desirable contributors, and hope th ey w ill not relax the ir efforts. S till we wish i t d is tinc tly understood that p rin te rs and ed ito rs have a very decided preference fo r a rtic les th a t arc plainly and carefully w ritten . A t home only type-w ritten M SS. a re even read. I t would requ ire a special dispensation of Providence to enable one to decipher some of the w riting th a t reaches us.

D E A T H O F Mr . A. J . C O O PE R -O A K L E Y .One of the m ost gifted men and best scholars who have been connected

w ith the Theosophical movement passed away in the n igh t of A pril 16-17, a t his residence in M ylapore, M adras. A t the tim e of his death he was R eg is tra r of the U niversity of M adras, Hon. Secretary of th e M adras L ite ra ry Society and M aster of a Masonic Lodge, all of which im portan t stations he had been filling w ith credit. Mr. Cooper-Oakley gained a high place in th e H isto ry T ripos a t S t. Jo h n ’s College, Cam bridge, and was subsequently engaged in teaching. H e was m arried to Miss Isabel Cooper, of G irton College, a lady of ra re intellectual atta inm ents, and daugh ter of a form er well-known Ind ian civilian. B oth had a strong bias tow ards philosophical and m ystical study, and both joined the Theosophical Society in the year 1884, soon a fte r Mme. B lavatsky’s a rriva l in London. W hen she re tu rned to In d ia in th e au tum n of th e same year, they threw up a school project a t Entield, and came ou t to In d ia w ith her, w ith the purpose of devoting th e ir lives to ou r work. T he clim ate proved, however, so deb ilita ting to Mrs. Cooper-Oakley th a t h e r m edical advisers sent her back to E ngland, and she has long been one off th e m ost indefatigable w orkers a t ou r London headquarters. H er husband took over th e sub-editorship of the Theosophist, under H . P. B., and held i t fo r several years, finally re linquishing i t in consequence of a disagreem ent w ith h e ro n a question of metaphysics, in w hich,also, the late Mr. T. Subbarow was •involved. H e soon found employment as a Professor in Pachaiappa’s College, M adras, and from thence passed over into G overnm ent service as R eg istra r o f the U niversity , He had ju s t completed his 46th year a t the tim e of h is death . H is O riental tastes led him to a deep study of Ind ian Philosophy and

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S anskrit L itera tu re , to which he devoted him self w ith intense ardor. Afc th e tim e of bis decease he was a id ing Mr. R. A nan thak rishna iiastri, of tb e A d y ar L ib ra ry in tran sla tin g the L alita Sahasranam a, and had appoin ted8 a .m . on the 17th ultim o for the S as tri to come and go on w ith the w ork. A las 1 when he reached the house, he found th a t his learned collaborator h ad succum bed to an aecidental overdose of ch loral-hvdrate d u rin g the n ig h t. M r. Cooper-Oakley had had in m ind a series of o ther S ansk rit tran sla tions and com m entaries, and was becoming deeply in terested .in the developm ent of the A dyar L ib rary and the idea of an O riental In s titu te , in which, h e told his clerk and frieind Mr. V. K risbnam acharya, he m eant to take a n active part. H e also charged him to see th a t, iu case of his sudden d ea th from accident o r o ther cause, his O riental books should be tu rn ed over to th e L ib rary . Mr. K rishnam acharya has, therefore, m ade ou t a lis t of the books indicated by M r. Cooper-Oakley, and it has been sen t in to the A dm inistra- tor-G eneral for disposal as provided by law. I t is qu ite possible th a t if he had lived a few years more our friend would have won a h igh place am ong non* Ind ian O riental Scholars,

F O R E IG N TO U R S.

As Mr. H a rry B anbery’s services are claimed by M rs. B esant for the H indu C entral College, under an im plied agreem ent between them when she

. sen t him ou t to help me a t K andy, I havo been fo rtunate enongh to p e r suade M r. W ilton H ack, F. T. S., of W estern A ustralia , to fill th e vacancy, a t

• least until I can get some o ther com petent man to take the P rincipalsh ip of D harm araja College. Mr. H ack was form erly P rincipal of the In lan d College, a t H iroshim a, Japan , and has had m auy years of teach ing experi ence in Australia* H e is of a most genial and affectionate tem peram ent, h ighly a rtis tic in taste, unselfish in motive, an earnest m em ber of our Society, and as trn e a B uddhist as H. P. B. aud I were when tak ing the P ancha S ila in 1880. In fact his love for B uddhism is so genuine th a t the privilege of living and w orking am ong a Buddhist; people is the strongest inducem ent fo r him to take the vacancy a t K andy. H is generous g ift of £600 to Mrs. H ig g in s’s Musaaus School, for erecting the buildings, will be rem em bered.

To in troduce Mr. H ack and aid Mr. B anbery in tran sfe rrin g the office, I have consented to go over to the Is lan d as soon as practicable a fte r W hite L otus Day, and mtdce an inspection to u r in the C entral Province. C orres pondents should, however, continue to address me a t A dyar.

. A recently form ed B ranch of onr Socicty, a t Johannesberg, in the South A frican R epublic indicates the beginning of an active in te rest in tb a t dis-

. ta n t country which may grow into im portance. The prelim inaries a re being arran g ed for a P residential to u r in South Africa, which would occupy m y tim e for several m onths.

H. S. O.

W H IT E LO TU S DAY.The prelim inary arrangem ents are complete and the anuiversary of Mme.

B lavatsky’s decease will be observed a t the headquarters w ith nnusual solemnity. The h ighly successful sta tue of ou r departed and beloved Teacher w ill be unveiled by her co-founder and oldest friend, as announced las t m onth. I t is so lifelike as to m ake h e r presence seem alm ost a reality , and b a rrin g accidents in the casting, w ill give the Convention H all henceforth a new a ttrac tion . E loquent w ritten addresses for the occasion have been sen t in by M rs, B esant, M aj. Gen. M organ, P rince H aris inh ji, Judge K handalvala, M r. B ertram K eightley, and o thers of h e r old friends and pupils whose personal attendance will be im practicable. The venerable Dewan B ahadu r R. R aghoonath Row w ill come from his re tre a t a t K um ba konum to speak, and Judges S. Subram anier and P . Sreenevasrow w ill also a tten d . The P residen t-F ounder will, of course, preside and address the audience; and, as usual, selections will bo read from th e “ B hagavad G ita ” iw d “ L ig h t of A sia,” at* requested by he r in her Will* The customary dole of

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rice and cash will he given to tlie A dvar fisherm en. The P residen t-F ounder earnestly invites all who love the mem ory of H. P . B. and who can do to , to a ttend the meeting.

O U T L IN E S ON STUD Y.

(Concluded from Supplem ent page xsxiv).

C h a p t e r I V . — T h e M e n t a l P l a n e .

Head pp. 139 to 148, “ lim itations of form s. ”Illustrative Headings i “ 'I he D evachanic P lane,” pp. 10 ( “ T he deva

chanic sense ” )—26 “ w ith the idea.” “ B irth and Evolution of tbe Soul,*’ pp. 42 ( ** as to the way ”)—46 “ he will have to live."

Head pp. 149 to 156 “ eyes be b lind .”Illustrative Headings : “ The A stra l P lane,” pp. 62 (The Devas)—6 6 , “ on

the a stra l plaue.’’ ‘'T h e D evachanic P lane,” pp 2 9 (“ the em bodied”)—33. “ Of w hat they see ” ) pp. 74-86. The “ Seven P rincip les of M an,’* pp. 48 (‘‘ a h igher form *’)— 49. “ body of illusion,” “ Man and his Bodies,” 83 (‘* tem porary bodies ”)—8 .

Head pp. 156 to 168, ‘‘ faculties of the pupil."Illustrative Headings : “ M an and his Bodies,” pp. 75 (‘‘the causal body”)

81. “ B irth and Evolution of the Soul,” pp. 13 (“ Now, fo r a m om ent” )—30 “ The Seven Princip les of M an," pp. 49 (“ The h igher M anas ”)— 58.

Read pp. 168 to 178.Illustrative Readings : “ The Seven P rincip les of M an,” pp. 24—10.

Q u e s t i o n s .

1 . W hat is Manas, and whence derived ?2 . How does he show him self on the physical p lane?3. How are th e subdivisions of the m ental plane g rouped?4- W hat are the characteristics of the m ental plane ?5- W hat beings are m et there ?6 - W hat governs the place of the T h inker in th e A rupa w orld ?7* How do the v ibrations from the T hinker build the m ental body.8 . Describe the three types of m ental body.9. W hy is a savage often worse than a b ru te ?

10. Describe the b irth of the causal body.11. How much of our earth-life helps its grow th ?12. W hat are the illusory I s ” in man ?13. Define clearly the term s “ h igher ” and “ lower ” M anas. Whafc is

genius ?

C h a p t e r V .— D e v a c h a n .

Head pp. 179 to 194. “ chapters on reincarnation .”Illustrative R eadings : The D evachanic P lane,” pp. 33 (“disembodied 64

“ donor and recip ient.” “ Death and A fter," pp. 46 (D evachan)—65, “ illim itable p a s t”

R ead pp. 194 to 201 “ the h igh realm .”Illustrative R ead ings : *• The D evachanic P lane,” pp. 65 (the arfipa

levels)— 173.R ead pp. 291 to 212.Illustrative Headings : “ B irth and E volution of the Soal,” pp. 31-37,

“ directed by appetite.”

Q u e s t i o n s .

1 . W h a t relation have the illusions of th e physical and of the deva chanic planes to R eality ,and which p lane is the m ore real P

2. W h at conditions the s ta te of the m an in D evachan P3. W ith w hat o ther persons does a m an in D evachan come in to con tac t ?

. 4. How is the T hinker employed in Devachan.6 . Sketch th e progress of successive devachanic cxpcricncc to a

developing soul.

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6 . Whafc are fche two greafc stages in devachanic life, whafc vehicles a re used in each respectively , and whafc determ ines fche leng th of each?

7- D escribe definitely the causes in e a r th life, th e heavenly experience, and fche resu lts ou a fu tu re incarnation , of life on each of th e seven levels of Devachan,

8 . W hat ere the “ T hree w orlds P”9. How is a fresh life*cycle begun when the devachanic life is over ?

10. Define accurately t h e “ personality ” and th e *' ind iv id u a lity .”

Ch a pt e r Y I.—T iie B u d d iiic a n d N ir v a m c P l a n e s .Read pp. 213 to 219 ' ‘destructive of all pain .”Illustrative R ead ings: “ Man and his Bodies,’’ pp. 82, 83 “ innerm ost self.”Read pp. 219—223 “ suprem e goal.”Illustrative Readings : “ D eath and A fte r,” pp. 67 (N irvana)— 68 , “ hack

into, action.”Read pp. 221 to 228 “ L iving force.”Read pp. 229 to 233. _ (IllvM rative Readings: “ The Seven P rincip les of Man,” pp. 59*70 a t a

given period.”

Q u e s t i o n s .

1 . W hat is th e huynan m onad P d istingu ish between th is and (a) th e m onad of sp ir it m atter, (b) the m onad of form.

2. W hat a re the th ree aspects of tho Logos and in w hat o rder are th e y developed in man P

3. Give and explain fche Theosophical nam e of the bliss aspect,4. How is the bliss body formed P5. W hat is the characteristic of the B uddbic plaue ?6 . W ith w hat aspect in the ham an m onad is the fifth plane connected ?7. Does the individual perish P8 . W here is the foundation of brotherhood ?9. In w hat p a rt of man does “ separateness res ide? ”

1 0 . W hy is brotherhood the one obligation in the Theosophical Society ?11. D istinguish between the Self and the forms on which i t clothes itself

and relate th e >( priciples ” to the Self and its forms.

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SUPPLEMENT TO

THE THEOSOPHIST.JUNE 1899-

F IN A N C IA L ST A T E M E N T .The following receip ts from 26th M arch to 25th May 1899 are acknow

ledged w ith th a n k s :—H e a d q u a r t e r s F i n d . k s . a . j».

Mrs. Ida R. P atch , P ittsb u rg h . D onation... ... ... 15 4 0M r. F ran c is B. Hall, E n trance Fee ... ... ... 15 0 0

„ P . N a n ju n d a N aidu, H assan, D onation ... ... 3 0 0„ C. Sam biah, M ylapore. Donation ... ... ... 1 8 0

Secre tary of Baenos A yres B ranch T. S. £ '1 , for a C h arte r fee. 14 9 3 M r. L. W. R itch , South A frica, fo r a C h arte r fee ... ... 14 13 0 *A lexander Fu llerton , G eneral Secretarj-, A m erican Section

T. S . 25°/0 Dues. 3 100*£20-8-2 cheque ... . . .3 0 2 4 3Mr. C. Sam biah, Mylapore, D onation ... ... ... 1 8 0 ^Mrs. Id a R. P atch , P ittsb u rg h . D onation ... ... 15 3 0*

L i b r a r y F u n d .

Mr. C. Sam biah, M ylapore. D onation A n F. T. S. of B urm a doD r. F. W . H arriso n do £*2 ...Mr. C. Sam biah, M ylapore doA n F . T, S. of B urm a do

1 8 050 0 0 30 0 0

1 8 0 50 0 0

A n n i v e r s a r y F i n d .

Coim batore B ranch T. S. for la s t convention food expenses Bellary B ranch T. S. fo r do doM adras B ranch T. S. fo r do do

W h i t e L o t u s D a y F i n d .

Mr. B. R anga Reddy, N ellore. D onation ...„ V. C. Sesha C h arria r, M ylapore

1 0 0 09 4 <>5 0 0

7 025 o

A d y a r . M a d r a s , 25//f M ay 1899

T . VlJlAHAGIlAYA ClIAKLU.Trrnai'rrry T. S .

W H IT E L O T U S DAY.W e can bu t briefly allude to the num erous m eetings th a t were held by o u r

T. S. B ranches in In d ia on W hite L otus Day. A t A d y ar there was th e usual d is tribu tion of raw rice and coins to the fisherm en and o thers, about 300 being supplied. A t C oim batore 1,500 poor people w ere fed; a t Salem , 2,000; a t Bangalore, 800 w ere fed and man}* fu rn ished w ith c lo th in g ; a t M adanapalle about 800 w ere fed ; an d a t Gooty an d Bellary the w ants of th e poor w ere boun tifu lly supplied*

A N a t i v e S c u l p t o r . —M r. G ovindu P illay ough t to be congra tu la ted upon the success he has achieved in p roducing the s ta tu e of M adam e B lavat- sky. The s ta tu e was unveiled in M adras by the Theosophical Society, and Colonel O lcott deserves o u r w arm est thanks for th u s b ring ing to th e fro n t th e ta len ts of a na tive of the soil. T he s ta tu e is an exact rep resen tation of M adam e B lavatsky, and in th is respect Is fa r superio r to the s ta tue of Ju s tic e S ir M uthusaw m y Iyer, for which an o rder had to be sent to E ngland . M r. Govindu P illay has been for e ig h t years a student of the M adras School'

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of A rts, and is a r is in g a r t is t ‘deserving encouragem ent w ith fu r th e r com missions. Mr. P im palkhare of Poona is ano ther young a r t is t who give g rea t prom ise of a b rillian t fu tu re , nnd if his idea of going to I ta ly bear fru it, we will have a citizen of whom every one will be p roud .—M ahratta.

O B IT U A R Y .

W e nre very sorry to repo rt th a t B ro ther R a ja B ahadur, m .a ., M ansiff, is now uo more in th is world. W e lmve lost in him a very sociable, am iable, gentle, learned and energetic m em ber of th e branch.

S h i a h M a x o h e r L a l V a r m a . D u g a m u n , L u c k n o w . Ansi. Secy., S u tya M arya T. S .

N E W B R A N C H .The South A frican Lodgn of the T. S., has been organized and chartered

At Johannesburg , S ou th A frica : P residen t, Lew is W. R itc h ; S ecretary ,H erb ert K itc h in ; T reasurer, L ouis J . P layford . Follow ing a re the ru les adop ted by th is new branch :—

Whereat, a t a m eeting held in Johannesburg , 011 F riday , 10th M arch 1899, it tra8 resolved by the undersigned to form them selves infco a Lodge of th e Theosophical Society.

I t is no vi fu r th er resolved :—

I . T h a t fchis Society be called “ T H E SO U T H A F R IC A N L O D G E ’*• of the Theosophical Society.

*2. T h a t the objects of th e Lodge be th e study of Theosophy in ifcs widesfc significance.

3 . T hat it be affiliated in the term s of its C h arte r to th e Theosophical Society. H eadquarters. A dyar, M adras.

4 .* T h a t it consist of President, Sec re tar}', T reasu rer, and ord inary m em b ers; fche th ree form er constitu ting an executive, which m ay be added to

. form the body of mem bers, by a resolution of mem bers.5 . T h a t all actions of th e executive be reported for confirm ation afc the

follow ing m eeting of mem bers.6 . T ha t the Officers of tho Lodge be elected every six m onths by a

ballot of mem bers, a t a m eeting called fo r th a t purpose, fche firsfc of such• elections fco bo held on fche 17fch M arch 1899.

7. T h a t the P residen t officiate as C hairm an a t every m eeting a t which he is p re se n t; in his absence a C hairm an be elected by those p resen t from am ong th e ir own num ber. The C hairm an to conduct such m eeting and his ru lin g in reg ard to any m a tte r th e rea t to be final.

8 . T h a t the Secretary take m inutes of a ll transactions by the Lodge, such m inutes to be read and confirm ed a t th e follow ing m eeting ; th a t he collect subscriptions, and generally perform all necessary secretarial work.

9 . T h a t the T reasu rer receive all funds from the S ecretary , and make a ll necessary disbursem ents, and keep an account of all moneys received and paid.

10. T ha t q u a li6 cation for m em bership of fche Lodge be m em bership •of the Theosophical Society, before referred to, and agreem ent w ith the ru les of the Lodge.

I I . T h a t persons desirous of jo in ing the Lodge shall be proposed by tw o m em bers, and th e ir nam es be subm itted for elec tion a t the m eeting .following th e ir nom ination.

1*2. T ha t a t such election, a t least five m em bers of fche Lodge m ust be p resen t o r represented by proxy, and tw o adverse votes shall exclude. Such election to proceed by ballot, aud fche proposed m em bers nofc to be present d u rin g che election.

13. Thafc each m em ber be en titled to in troduce two friends a t,a m eeting of th e Lodge, who shall however have no voice in the proceedings, and a m em ber in troducing B u c h friend o r friends, shall be assum ed to have assu red him self of the ir bona-fide*, and bo held fully responsible for th e ir conduct.

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14. T ha t a v is ito r be allowed to a tten d th ree m eetings, a fte r w hich he m ust e ither become au associate of th e Lodge, o r h full mem ber.

lo . T h a t associates subscribe to the ru les of the Lodge, and th e ir posi tion in respect to tbe Pt-udies by tbe Lodue l>e exactly the same as th a t of m em bers; b u t they shall have no voice iu the business of the Lodge o r its general m anagem ent. The election of associates shall procccd in exactly th e sam e way as tne election of m em bers.

16. T h a t m eetings for study and the transaction of any incidental busi ness, shall be held w eekly, upon such evenings a t such place as m ay be deter-

on ined by th e m ajority of fche m em bers.17. T h a t th e subscrip tion of m em bers and associates be a sum of Five

S h illin g s m onthly, payable on fche firsfc of each month.18. T h a t th e funds of th e Lodge be devoted to such d isbursem ents as

m ay become necessary from tim e to tim e, and especially to the purchase of li te ra tu re for study by th e Lodge.

19. T h a t fche m em bers shall in s tru c t th e execntive as to the purchase 'o f all lite ra tu re , fche lafcter hav ing n vote in th e selection of tbe same. Inc i den tal d isbursem ents necessary to the conduct of the Lodge shall be m ade by fche executive a t its d iscretion, and sha ll be repo rted a t the following m eeting of m em bers for confirm ation.

20. T h a t a special general m eeting shall be called by the S ecre ta ry g iv in g each m em ber a t leasfc fourteen days’ notice in w riting , under the follow ing con d itio n s:—

(a) In the event of a vacancy occurring am ong th e officers of the Lodge, (b) F o r fche purpose of a lte rin g one o r m ore of the ru les of fcho Lodge, (c) Upon his being requested in w riting fco do so, by one-th ird bf the m em bers, fchey s ta tin g th e ir object for calling such m eeting.

21. T ha t the ru les of the Lodge shall be sub ject to a ltera tion only afc such general meefcing called for fchafc p u rpose ; b u t th a t the ru les shall a t all

•'times rem ain in conform ity w ith the requirem ents o f th e TheosophicalSociety to which th is Lodge is affiliated, and in accord w ith its P rincip les.

22. In regard to study. T h a t the Com m ittee fco be elected for th a t p u r pose decide upon th e subjects for stu d y d u rin g the week ensuing eaoh m eeting,

23. T h a t eaoh m em ber and associate, in justico to th e ir fellow m em bers, do undertake to devote some tim e to the set study , p r io r to tb e evening of fche

'•meeting.24. Thafc any m em ber o r associate finding him self unable to a ttend a

' m eeting should, if possible, no tify the S ecre tary to th a t effect.

(Signed ) L. W . R i t c h .( „ ) H e r b e r t K i t c u i x .( „ ) L. A. D e W o l f f .( „ ) G. P a t e r s o n .( ,, ) Louis J . P l .v y i o k d .

T H E O R IE N T A L L IT E R A R Y IN S T IT U T IO N , C O N JE E V A R A M .AN APPEAL.

W e beg fco b rin g to th e notice of the public fchafc in M nrch 189t>, a free -'L ibrary called, fche “ C onjeevaram O rien tal L ite ra ry In s titu tio n ,” was opened for fche use of the Public,

2 . The objects of th is In s titu tio n are :—(1) To encourage fche sfcudy of fche S an sk rit and fche V ernacu lar

L ite ra tu res.(2) To b ring ou t V ernacu la r School Books on H ygiene, H isto ry ,

G eography, Physiology, E lem en tary Physics and C hem istry , Geology, &c.t wifch a view to enable o u r youngste rs to learn fchese subjects, th rough th e ir own language.

(3) To publish fcranslatious of, and com m entaries on, select, In d ian and E nglish au thors.

(4) To procure and p rin t old S an sk rit and V ernacu lar m anu scrip ts of value and usefulness.

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[Asrain we cordially recom m ended th e above m entioned institu tion to th e k ind a tten tion and support of the public.—KdJ]

N E W Z E A L A N D SE C T IO N .[T he following is in serted here, being too late for its p roper place.—Kd.jO n her way home to W ellington M rs. R ichm ond v isited W oodville, an d

or. A pril t>th, delivered a lecture. I t caused an in te restin g discussion, in w hich the local clergym an took an active p a rt and criticised the idea of reincarnation very freely, his a rgum en ts how ever being well m et by M rs. R ichm ond. The lecture was well reported in the press of the d is tr ic t an d has rou&ed fresh in terest.

The W oodville B ranch though sm all is doing very good work, th an k s m ainly to the energy of th e Secre tary . A t a m eeting held on A pril 4 th , M r. T. G ilbert was elected P res iden t for the com ing year, M rs. G ilbert being re-elected Secretary . H e r address is N apier Road, Woodville.

The Section L ectu re B ureau is p rov ing of service. T here is a good collection of papers, and they are now being well circu lated .

The Secretary of the W ellington B ranch having resigned th ro u g h pressure of b u sin ess M rs. G irdlestone has been elected to fill th e position. A ddress : ‘T riran g i,’ Constable St., W ellington.

Miss E dger arrived in A uckland on A pril 24th. The sam e evening there was a reception a t the residence of M rs. H em us a t w hich th e conversation tu rn ed very n a tu ra lly on In d ian affairs. On the follow ing evening th e A uckland B ranch held a m eeting a t th e ir ro o m s; the v is ito r gave a sho rt address and then answ ered questions on th e p rogress of th e .movement and th e m ethods of work in Ind ia , all of which proved very in teresting . On

unday, A pril 30th, Miss E d g er gave her first lec tu re in the C horal H all to an audience of th ree o r fou r hundred , the sub ject being “ Theosophy as a L iving Pow er in the W orld ,”—an able and eloquent address.

O F F E R FO R T R A N S L A T IN G A T. S. M A N U A L.W e are arlad to announce w ith thanks, th a t M r. C. Bhashyam A iyangar,

n H ead M aster of the C h ittn r H igh School ; Hon. Secretary* of the O riental L ite ra ry In s titu tio n . Conjeeveram , and P residen t of the C h ittu r T. S.. offers Rs. 100 (to be doubled, if necessary) fo r a Tam il transla tion of any of the T. S. M anuals nnfc previously tran sla ted in th a t languaee. Doubtless there are o thers who would be g lad to con tribu te for a tran sla tio n of one of th cs-o M anuals.

A D Y A R L IB R A R Y .The whole of S ri M adhvacbarya’s works, consisting of 5*2 books,* have been

k indly presented to the librarj* by S ir K . Seshadri Iyer, th e Dewan of M ysore, •who has ou r sincere thanks. O ther works received will be noticed next m onth.

R. A. S a s t j o ,TAbrar kin.

* S m a ll, u n b o u n d s h e e t s — 1,148 p p . in a ll .

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S U P P L E M E N T TO

THE THEOSOPHIST.J U L Y 1 8 9 9 -

F IN A N C IA L .STATEM ENT.Tho following receipts from 26th May to 21st Ju n e 1899, nre acknow ledged

w ith th an k s :—H e a d q u a r t e r s F u n d . r s . a . p .

M r. A lexander F u lle rto n , G eneral S ecre tary , A m erican Sec tion. 250/° Duea £20-9-3 ... ... ... 304 7 10

„ C. Sam biah C he ttia r, M ylapore ... ... ... 1 8 0H onourable Otway Cuffe, G eneral S ecre tary , E uropean Sec

tion T. S , 250/° £ 2 5 - 1 7 - 3 ...................................................... 3*3 13 11M r. D av itt D. C liidester th rough M r. A. Fu llerton , D onation... SO 7 0 M r. A. F . K nudsen, H onolulu, H. I., Donation, £30 ... ... 446 2 8

L ib r a r y F u n d .M r. i). Sam biah C hettia r, M ylapore ... ... ... 1 8 0A n F. T. S. of B urm a ... ... ... ... 50 0 0

A n n iv e r s a r y F u n d .G udiw ada B ranch T. S., fo r las t Convention food expenses ... 3 0 0Bezw ada B ranch T. S. do do ... ... 2 0 0

T h e P r e s id e n t ’s P r o pa g a n d a T o u r s .S ird a r U m rao 8 ingh ... ... ... ... ... 200 0 0D r. Ralkitihan K aul ... ... ... ... ... 100 0 0D aya K rishan K aul ... ... ... ... ... 100 0 0B ai B isham bha N ath ... ... ... ... ... 15 0 0L ala S u ra j Bhau ... ... ... ... ... 10 0 0R an i M rinalini of P ik ep ara ... ... ... ... 200 0 0T hrough Countess W achtm eister—

Babu R ashbihari M ukerji ... ... ... ... 100 0 0B abu N arend ra N ath M itra ... ... ... 50 0 0C ountess C. W achtm eister, £20A d y a r , ) T. V ij ia r a g iia v a C h a r l u ,

M a d r a s , 21*1 June 1899. } Treasurer, T. S .

T H E P R E S ID E N T -F O U N D E R IN CEY LO N .I n com pany w ith M r. W ilton H ack, Col. O lcott left A dyar for Ceylon,

M ay 17th, and reached i t on his re tu rn on th e 15th June , l ie accom plished im portan t work in the in terval. P resen ting M r. H ack as his sponsor to the H igh P rie s t Sum angala, M aha-Thero, a t a large public m eeting at M aligakanda College, tb a t gentlem an recited the P ancha S ila and was acknow ledged as a B uddhist. Col. O lcott then took him to K andy and installed him as P rinc ipal of D harm ara ja College, vice Mr- H . Banbery, tran sfe rred te the H indu C entral College, Benares. M r. H ack was introduced to tbe g rea t Chiefs of tbe ancient K andyan nobility, and by them received w ith g rea t respect and elected a m em ber of th e Provincial C om m ittee under the B uddhist Tem poralities A ct. H e w ent to work a t once and, finding the books of account* of the Tem ple trustees in confusion, and corrup tion prevalent, he induced the Com m ittee to o rd er prosecutions of four trustees, to dism iss another and to set to overhaul ing all th e accounts and cancelling fraudu len t land-leases. Mr. B anbery le ft K andy to the re g re t of the whole B uddhist public, whose respect and con fidence he had succeeded in g a in ing ; the g rea t Chiefs accom panied him to th e railw ay station , the pupils of D harm araja College gave him an illum i nated address and several valuable g ifts as t-ouvenirs, and the p riests of th e tw o Royal m onasteries. A sgiriya and M alwatte, gave him th e ir blessings.

Colonel O lcott then w ent to Galle and M atara, in the Sou thern Province, where he found th ings in confusion ow ing to the recent dea th

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of P ro c to r G. C. Jay asek ara ; th e M ah in da College ru n n in g down ; th e h ired build ing it occupied ready to tum ble down abou t tho ears of th e teachers and pupils ; and the financial accouuts of th e S inhalese N ational B uddhistic F und in a m ost unsatisfactory stato. Wir,h the help of his old and staunuh friend an d colleague, Mr. Thom as D. S. A m arasuriya, a t whose house he was m ost k indly en terta iued , he got th ings in o rd er and restored confidence. H e applied to the G overnm ent A gent of fche Province for a plot of land, and then collected, w ithin t wo days, in G alle, over ft-?. 6,000 tow ards build ings for th e College and deposited more th a n half of ir. in th e C. M. B ank of Ind ia . He visited M ita ra , inspected a n d lectured a t our two schools on the sam e day ; thence re tu rn ed to Colombo where, on the 10r.li and 11th Ju n e he presided a t a C onvention of D elegates from the th ree M aritim e Provinces—the C entral, W estern and S ou thern — which unanim ously accepted his plan to consolidate all the B uddhist educational work of th e Is land into th e hands of a “ B uddh ist E ducation B oard," which should u ltim ately become the one official channel of com m unication with G overnm ent, and receive and d is trib u te all G rant*-in-A id to schools, all cash subscrip tions, g ifts and o th e r item s of revenue. T he Convent ion insisted, aga in s t his pro test, in elec ting h im H onorary P res iden t of t lu B *ard for life, and also unanim ously adopted the scheme propounded by him to the B uddhist public las t year, fco set ou foot a national m ovem ent for the self-im position of a vo luntary tax of 1 cen t (Sinhalese, say abonfc * of a farth ing) per capita, per mensem, on the whole B uddh ist population . T his should yield annually about *2 lacs of rupees or, say between 4*13,000 and £ 14,000. D espite the difficulties th a t suggest them selves, fche Convention, composed en tire ly of m en of note and of p ractical experience, was convince I than the sciiera** was feisib le, and voted to have it p u t in m otion a t once. I t was decided to engage eighteen paid canvassing agents, six fo r each Province, who . should rnVce a h m se-to-house v is ita tio n in each villige, and rem it the money collected to th e T rea su re r of fche B u d d h ist E ducation Board, th ro u g h the Theosophical Societies of Galle, Colombo and K indy. T he success of fche plan is largely guaran teed by onr h av ing as ou r own p roperty th e Sand%re»a, the tri-w eekly S inhalese paper which c ircu lates not only th ro u g h o u t the whole Is land b u t goes to a ll the Sinhalese trad e rs and o thers who a re earn ing fcheir livelihood in foreign lands.

T his being fche monsoon season in Ceylon, the P res id en t-F o u n d er suffered greafc inconvenience from ra in th ro u g h o u t his whole tou r, and the passage across ihe G ulf of M anaar from T u tico rin to Colombo was un speakably uncom fortable.

T H E S O U T H A F R IC A N T O U R .The P residen t-founder’s a rrangem ents had all been m ade for his pioneer

ing to u r th rough S ou th A frica, friends had subscribed the sum needed, and he had expected fco sail from Bombay fco Z anzibar on the 7th Ju ly . A t tbe close of June , however, the cable d ispatches from fche T ransval w ere of such a w arlike natu re , as to indicate th a t the long-expected figh ting between the Boers and the B ritish was likely to begin, and fco m ake it; an acfc of folly for fche P residen t-fouuder to stick to his program m e. O ur S outh A frican B ranch is a t Johannesburg itself, and probably o u r colleagues w ould be e ith e r draw n in to m ilitary service o r d riven from th e ir homes u n til fche fight* ing was over. In any case the public th ro u g h o u t South A frica w ould have o th e r th ings to th in k about besides Theosophy : In ter nrmas $Uent leges. So, unless the in ternational difficulties should be se ttled before fche 9 th of A ugust fche fcour nf Col. O lcott will be postponed u n til a fte r fche n ex t D ecem ber con vention and he will resum e his very prom ising work in Ceylon. M eanw hile be will aWait a t A dyar the tu rn of evenfcs.

F O U R N E W F R E N C H B R A N C H E S .Tho Hon. O tw ay Cuffe, G eneral S ecre ta ry of the E uropean Section,

TJ3.„ reports as fo llow s:I havrt mnch pleasure in inform ing you th a t C harte rs havq been issued to

two new Branches in France, da ted May 15th, 1899. T he B ranches a re to be know n a s Lo S en tier and G renoble.

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T he founding m em bers of the firs t B ranch which is situ a ted in P a ris

Mme. la G6 r,£rale V illiers T hom assin (P residen t) Mile. Thereae Thom as- sin (Secretary), Le Com te de G ram ont, Mme. Z. Blech, Mile. A.. Blech* Leon Clery and Mme. Sauvan-D elenze.

The founding mem bers of th e B ranch a t G renoble (Isere) are ^A ndre P errie r (President), P au l M ounier (Secretary). Mme. S ilet, C.

F aure , P ierre Monriier, E. B runet, A ndre P e rr ie r (fils), J . Ju lio , M. Belle, H . F rancon, Mile. D eliard, Mme. P oirier, Mile. Poirier, B. D ussert. G. D urand, A A rnaud . M.»i“. A rnaud , and Mile. T aure.

M.»m . M. M l'-amlcm, an old m em ber, has also been elec ted H onorary P residen t of th e Gr<-noble B ranch.

A C h arte r Ii;*h t>eeii issued. dated May 23rd. 1899, to Mme. C harousset. Mme. Levey, Mme. N ublolt, Mme. B ou.tier, Mile. C,. Pevitn, Mine. G andy, and Mme. M llH . to form a Branch of the Theosophical Society at, Lyons. France, to be known as th e Lyons B ranch.

A C h arte r has also been g ran ted , da ted May 31afc# 1899, to Mme. A glae Fabre, Mme. Reine H ouety Az*. ; C harles Lr*snef Mile. C laire L*siie, Ju les D ia n o u x , A u g u s t e Cahier, and Mile. Ju lie Amy, to form a Branch ot the Theosophical Society a t M arseilles, to be known as the M arseilles B ranch.

D r. Pascal has been chosen G eneral S ecretary of the new F rench Section, a C h arte r for which wil have been issued d u rin g the p resen t m onth.

BOM BA Y B R A N C H .W e are inform ed th a t M r. R am acbatidra P urusho tam K am at has suc

ceeded Mr. R agavendra Row as H onorary Secretary of the Bombay Theosophical Soeiety.

D E A T H O F A N OLD F R IE N D .A nother of H . P .B .’s old and staunch A nglo-Ind ian friends lias gassed

o u t of incarnation , the cheerful, w arm -hearted, en thusiastic Mrs. R hoda B atchelor, d au g h te r of M ajor-G eneral and M rs. H. R. M organ, of O otacam und. A ll three were ch a rte r mem bers of ou r Ooty B rauch, which was form ed du rin gH . P. B.’s and my v is it there in 1883- A n in tim ate and affectionate friendship w as then form ed between us and it has continued unbroken up to th e present, time* Mrs. B atchelor possessed various ta len ts and excelled in flower pain t- ing, sfcory-writing, and pre-em ineutly in ho rticu ltu re in which she w as—* as In d ia n , G a r d e n in g tells u s—“ accom plished and m ost successful, aud m ade bu lb -cu ltu re a speciality . H o rticu ltu re in In d ia has lo st in her a _ valued a n d en thusiastic cham pion an d exponent.” She ca rr ied aw ay w ith h e r m any h e a rts .

ARCHAEOLOGY A N D T H E O S O P H Y IN C E N T R A L A S IA .U nder th e above head ing there is published, in Ju n e Tlieosophic G leam r,

an in te resting le tte r from Mr. A rdesh ir E. R eporter, T eheran , P ersia, to' Mr. N. F . B ilim oria, some ex trac ts from which m ay in te re st o u r readers. A fte r re fe rrin g to his d isappoin tm ent in no t being able to obtain th e necessary passports , by reason of which, he had to approach T u rkey v v i T rans- C aucasus, th e w riter c o n tin u es :

“ Explorations in different parts of Central Asia are oarried on by the Russian Government as .tlso by the Geographical and Archaeological Societies of Tiflis and Mosoow by which much light is thrown regarding the ancient Ir&n vej, but it will take years to complete the research and we must wait patieutly till then. Spine ancient oities lie entirely buried underground in Chinese Tartary, and these might throw lijrht on some important and hitherto unknown chapter of historio antiquity aud enable us to know much about the ancieut Aryans in course of time. Archaeo logical researches can be effectively made by Europeans only; your hope, therefore, to see the time when the wishes of the good Colonel Olcott regarding Iranian Archaeology will be realised by the Parsis, appears to be very remote indeed. I t ib not diffionlt for one like myself to travel about and see during the journey something worth knowing, but it is hard to believe tha t archaeological survey can be undertaken through the liberality of Parsi Shetias who now-a-days are ready to offer small amounts in expectation only of targe personal a d v a n ta g e s , and who have scarcely any conception of Archtnology. We must desire a prolonged life for ourselves to witness anything like enthusiasm in the Parsi community in similar matters. *

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“ Exploration in the direct ion of Shuster has, after a brief stoppage, been continued and good result* »re apparent. Beside* the j>eriod of the Hakhamanian dynasty, indications of imother Persian monarchy are forthcoming, and n^w light is expected to be thrown on the history of ancient Persia on deciphering and duly interpreting the several cuu<-ifoim inscrij tions on tablets nnd antiquated bricks thnt will be dis covered. All the information I now possess is tha t there is an.ple room for research in this direction. and encouraged by the success of Monsieur J . DeWorgan, tbe present explorer, others will be attracted to these parts rtndwill thiow more light eventually. I r. 8ultz, a German fellow-traveller of mine, has, on my recommendation, expressed his intention of visiting those places to examine and see the operations, and I pot a letter from him only the other day to tha t effect. I hope to receive from him detailed information on his arrival there.

“ Monsieur Moipnn, at tbe close of bis Sassanian investigations, will, it appears proceed 10 Flnkht ur, where I had b*en in 1803, which is a very lirrd and moun tainous tract. He is poing there to examine certain caves in the vicinity of a peak called the Mulamir, nnd this proceeding will, I believe, shed some further light on the history uf undent Persia. What can we expect from students of the Avasti language, who uufortunately neglect tho study of such an important subject as history ? Ancient history, geology and anthropology are the auxiliaries without, which such study must be necessarily imperfect. As tbe Parsi disposition delights to earn credit by superficial knowledge of things we shall have to wait for many years to witness them study as they ought.

T h e o s o p h y i s P e r s i a .“ For the present, in order to disseminate theosophical teachings here all my

energy is devoted 10 the study of the comprehensive and suggestive subjects of Karma and Keincarnution, which constitute stepping stones to understand the mysteries of life. Much importance is also attached to these subjects by the Sufis, and, if presented in the light of theosophy, they will be useful and welcomed. Persians are generally regarded hh fanaticB, but from personal experience I dare say they are of liberal views, intelligent, and particularly in favour of the theory of Panthestic evolution ism. All the past and present poets and philosophers in Persia have declared in various ways and forms their views in favor of the subject.' Some years back Persian language and Persian poets and authors enjoyed high reputation in all Mahomedan countries and States and did good service by presenting the philosophy of Islam in its true light as based on Pantheistic evolutionism, Monism or Advait- ifn . Of thc several sects of Sufis the one called Shahnr-alTahi is a t present not less im portant in Persia. Sahi Allishah, the chief of this branch of Sufism, w ith whom I am onvery good terms, is a learned poet, resident in Teheran. I have suggested to him the desirability of writing some verses based on Theosophy, as aJao an essay on the subject of the 1 Unity of Religions ’ inorder to turn the Islams away from the path of ignorance and, fanaticism and he has assented to both the pro* poeals.”

A H IS T O R IC A L M S.W e have received from A. E. B uultjens, b.a., P rinc ipa l of A nanda

College, Colombo, a sm all pam phlet con tain ing a lithograph ic im pression of a D espatch from Philip I I I . , K in g of Spain , to Don Jeron im o de Azevedo, C aptain-G eneral of the C onquest of Ceylon. T he le tte r was w ritten a t M adrid , on tbe 27ih Jan u ary , 1607. T he pam phlet also contains a b rief sketch of the life bf lion Jeron im o de Azevedo. . .

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S U P P L E M E N T T O

THE THEOSOPHIST.AUGUST 1899-

F IN A N C IA L ST A T E M E N T .The following receipts from 2 2 nd Ju n e to 26th Ju ly 1899, are acknow

ledged w ith th a n k s :—H e a d q u a r t e r s F u n d . r s . a . p .

Miss l .R . Patch, th rough M r. A lexander Fullerton , N. Y. £1-0-4. . 15 0 0M r . F. W . Fernandes, C h arte r and E n trance Fees, £1-15-0 ... 25 13 0M r. H. Stone, th rough Mr- L. W. H itch ; E n trance and A nnual

Fees, £1-0*0 ...................................................................... • •• H 12 0M r. C. W . Sanders. G eneral Secretary , N . Z. Section T. S.

25«/0 Dues £5-9-5 ............................................... 82 1 0L i b r a r y F u n d .

An F. T. S. of B urm a, for Ju n e 1899 ... ... ... ... 50 0 0Mr. M anecklal Gelabhai, Baroda, D onation ... ... ... 1 0 0

A d y a r , ) T . V i j i a r a g h a v a C h a r l u ,M a d r a s , 26f/» J u l y 1899. ) Treasurer, T, S -

W H IT E LO TU S BA D G ES.J u s t received from Am erica, a perfect likeness of Mme. B lavatsky, in

th e form of a m etallic badge, w ith pin a t the back for a ttach ing it to th e dress. Size of a quarter-anna coin. Price, post free, 8 annas.

T H E TA ITTIR TY A BRA H M A N A .W e notico th a t No. I I . of the Conjeeveram O riental L iterary In s ti

tu tio n Series has ju s t been b rough t out—“ The T a ittiriy a B rahm ana,” with sioaram, in Telugu. Some specimen sheets have been received, and we hope to be able to give a review of the en tire work in our nex t issue.

The c ircu lar le tte r s a y s :—M odern researches testify am ply to the fact th a t the sacred and the

philosophic lite ra tn re of the E ast is a vast storehouse of ancien t wisdom.The political h istory , p ast and present, of In d ia ; its p resent low sta te

of m ateria l p ro sp e rity ; the gu lf th a t divides thc English-educated Ind ians from th e ir fellow-countrymen, m ost of whom are B u n k in ig n o ran ce ; tb e rap id and m ost deplorable extinction th a t has been going on of the class of P and its, deeply learned in S ansk rit and the V ernacu lars; the long tim e th a t m ust necessarily elapse before the new clasB of scholars shall come in to existence, adding to the deep scholarship of the E ast the critical and scientific ntndy of the W es t; th e difficulties, alm ost insuperable, under which only deep, orig inal and extensive researches in to the Ind ian philosophic and sacred lite ra tu re can be carried on in these days—these and m any o th er c ir cum stances make it the du ty of the enlightened public, as i t is the p reroga tive of the wealthy am ongst them , to eive w hat sym pathy, support and co-operation they can to movem ents whose object it is to revive the enlightened s tudy of the V edas; to rescue good, old books now perish ing from to tal e x tin c tio n ; to p rin t and publish th e m ; and to adopt m easures to b ring in to harm ony—as fa r as may be— the ideas of tbe E ast and th e W est. The Con jeeveram O riental L ite ra ry In s titu tio n aim s a t achieving these objects.

Y o u r patronage is solicited to bring ou t the publications contem plated by th is In s titu tio n , like the T a ittr iy a B rahm ana now published.

T H E SO U T H A FR IC A N TO U R.

Official le tte rs received by the Presiden t-Founder from the South A frican Lodge of the T. S., Johannesburg , confirm his provisions as published la s t

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m onth , th a t the a la rm ing political situa tion in the T ransvaal m akes it im pera tive ly necessary th a t his to n r th ro u g h S outh A frica should be p u t off uo til th in g s have quieted down. The P residen t-F onnder, therefore, re tu rn s to Ceylon to finish his im portan t w ork th ere for th e B uddh ist educational move m ent. ---------

T H E M U R A L P IC T U R E S IN C O N V E N T IO N H A L L .A s finally com pleted, the bas-relief docorations in the Convention H all

a t A dyar, a re th e following, w ith th e nam es of the donors respectively.S r i K r i s h n a (s tand in g figure) given by M rs. B e sa n t;Z o r o a s t e r (ditto) g iven by the Bombay P arsis ;T h e B u d d h a ( s i t t i n g f ig u r e ) g i v e n b y t h e C e y l o n B u d d h i s t s ;T h e C h r i s t (s tan d in g figure) given by “ A F riend **;T h e K a n d y P e r e h e r a (a procession of e lephants and men) g iven by

■Ceylon B u d d h is ts ;A B a r o d a S o w a r i (elephants, horses and men) given by M r. W ilton H ack

and o th e r s ;F o u r t e e n S y m b o l i c a l R e l i g i o u s P l a q u e s (rep resen ting the u n ity of

relig ious ideas) given by—*T he above are all m ade in a stucco of m ixed m o rta r and cem ent, a re of

a lig h t grey color, aud are extrem ely decorative. A ll the sketches w ere m adeby Mr, Hack. ---------

N E W B R A N C H E S .The President-Founder.

D e a r S i r ,I have to inform you th a t I received a le tte r from Mons. Paul G illard ,

•dated Ju n e 18th, 1899, notify ing me of the dissolution of the A nan ta B ranch of P aris, the mem bers of which decided to found in its place two new B ranches. The form ation of one of these, the U nion ” has already been notified to you, th e second is the “ D isciple,” notified below.

J une 30th, 1899. C h arte r g ran ted th is day to P au l G illard, Mme. Savalle, Mme. Weise, Mile. C. B lanck, Mme. G illard, Ju les Escande, Mme. de Backer, Mme. A- B runnarius, Mile. C laire F o rth and Mile. J • T verd iansk i to form a B ranch of the Theosophical Society a t P a ris to be known as the “ B ranche de D isciple.”

A branch has also been form ed in Paris, to be know n as the “ U nion ” B ranch. The date of the C h arte r is Ju n e 24th, 1899, and the app ly ing m em bers

* r e :—P au l T . Tourniel, G ustave R enard , A lphonse From ent, L. W eiscopf, Mile. Camille V idegrain , Em ile Syffert and E m ile Schuffenecker.

O t w a y C u f f e ,--------- General Secretary.

A M E R IC A .On Ju n e 16th, a c h a rte r was issued to th e C harlo tte T. S., C harlo tte

M ich., w ith 2 0 charter-m em bers. The Secretary is M rs. M arguerite P h illip s. T h e re are now 68 B ranches in the A m erican Section.

A l e x a n d e r F u l l e r t o n ,--------- General Secretary.

A N O T H E R B R A N C H A T B U E N O S A IR E S .A ch a rte r has been g ran ted , da ted 3rd Ju ly , 1899, to S igno r F. W , F e r

nandes and his associates, for a B ranch of the Theosophical Society, a t Buenos A ires, S outh A m erica, to be called the “ A nanda,” and form ing thesocond a t th is place. ---------

T H E H IN D U R E L IG IO U S U N IO N ,AND THE

H IN D U G IR L S ’ SC H O O L .The T h ird A nnual R eport of the H indu R eligious U nion, of T rich i nopoly,

is before us, and shows th a t m uch good w ork has been done d u rin g th e past year, th rough the channels oi its R eading Room and Theological L ib rary , its lectures and its school work.

The H in d u G irls’ School, which was s ta rted under th e auspices of the H indu R eligious U nion, th ree years ago, and which has supplied such a real w ant by fu rn ish ing education, combined with moral and relig ious instruction, to H indu G irls, is the departm en t to which we now wish to call especial a t

* Last subscription list not quite filled.

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ten tion . I t s p resen t num erical s tren g th is 140, and it has thus fa r been m ainly supported by m onthly subscrip tions and occasional donations, as the tu ition is free. W e have been officially inform ed by the P residen t of the *' U nion,” K . S- Ganapafchi Iyer, m .a ., m . l . , th a t ow ing to “ a sudden falling off in the subscrip tions ’* th e life of the school is seriously endangered. Of the Rs. 50 and over, required to ru n the school, one-th ird is m et by the Gov e rnm en t g ran t, and, of the E s. 35 additional, needed from subscrip tions, only Rs. 1 0 a re being collected. T h is a larm ing sta te of th in g s reflects little c red it upon the advocates of women’s education in Ind ia , and if th is deficit is ow ing to fa ilu re on the p a rt of subscribers, to d ischarge th e ir m onthly obliga tions as due, the negligence is deserv ing of severe c e n su re ; bu t as to p a rticu lars, we are not inform ed. The im portance of educating H indu g irls (for which such scanty opportun ities have heen offered in India), th a t they m any be qualified to im p art in struction to th e ir own child ren and be enabled to tra n sm it to them , by inheritance, a finer and deeper m oral and in tellectual tone, th u s help ing to elevate the com ing race, need no t be discussed here. T he law is self-evident. F o r the benefit of th is m ovem ent it is “ proposed to in s titu te a class of m em bership to be called* Fellows of the H indu Religious U n ion’ ” whose m inim um life subscription shall be Rs. 1 0 w hich w ill go to the Girls* School Fund. W e hope the appeal for help, which comes from th is In s titu tio n , will not be allowed to pass by unheeded. The object is a roost w orthy one. C om m unications and rem ittances should be sent to M. R. R y. Panchapagesa S astrigal, b.a., Secre ta ry of tbe H indu R eligious U nion, and M anager of the H indu G irls’ School,T richinopoly. ---------

P R IZ E FO R T E L U G U T R A N S L A T IO N .A s th e p rize of Rs. 50 which was offered in the Theosophist fo r the best

T elugu tran sla tio n of “ L ig h t on the P a th ,” w ith P. S rin ivas Row’s comm en ta ry , has no t been com peted for, i t is now w ith d raw n ; bu t the same is here w ith offered for the best T elugu tran sla tion of M rs. B esan t’s th ree lectures on

D harm a,” which w ere delivered before th e B enares Convention of the In d ian Section, T. S., la s t year. A pply to tho ed ito r of the Theosophist.

R A R E M A N U S C R IP T S .Some very valuable M SS. are now being collected for the A dyar L ib ra

ry . A n ex tended to u r is being m ade in S ou thern Ind ia , fo r th is purpose, by the L ib rarian , who has sen t in abou t 150 of these im portan t M SS. from one place, and he has o thers in view. H e th in k s i t will take th ree or fou rm onths to catalogue them . ---------

B U D D H IS T IC R E V IV A L IN IN D IA .A n in te res tin g discussion is going on in fche H indu on th is subject,

betw een u A P a tr io t,” who advocates th e revival of B uddhism as the panacea for the social inequalities which exist in Ind ia , and “ X. Y. Z.,” who opposes th e idea : *' A P a tr io t’s ” la test a rtic le contains the follow ing re m a rk s :— .

“ I have got the highest regard for Swami Vivekananda and Mrs, Annie Besant. The latter especially has a t a great personal sacrifice come to this conntry to create in the minds of the people a love for their religion. Bat the good they have effected here is little. What have they done for the lower castes F What would they say to the canses of the Shanar-Maravar Riots ? These latter show that there is more to be done a t home than outside in England or America. They preach excellent discourses on love and sympathy and the comfortably placed Brahmins appland them, bnt do they shed a ray of hope on the down-trodden masses ? I mean, religiously. No. Lectures are delivered throughout the country, dwelling on the greatuess of the Hindu religion, bnt they strike the audience only os intellectual feats and nothing else.' What is the good that twenty years of Theosophical preaching have done for the Shanars ? ”

Theosophy has done th is im mense good, it has presented , accen tuated an d defended, as was never done before, th e reasonableness of the old theory of K arm a, and m ade it fam iliar no t only th roughou t In d ia b u t th ro u g h o u t the w orld. T here is scarcely a country w here the iijea has not been expounded and been received with g ra titu d e by the best m inds of th e day. Ifc has shown th a t the p resen t b irth s o f S hanar, P ariah and B rahm an are •equally due to the operation of th is cosm ic law ; th u s w arning th e h igher

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castes th a t they may lose th e ir p resen t s ta tu s in fu tu re incarnations unless th ey live up to the ideal obligations imposed by hitch b ir th ; and cheering the ou t- caste with the hope of fu tu re social elevation if they deserve i t by th e ir conduct in tlie p resen t life. In the schools founded for the Pancliam as by leaders of tb e Theosophical Society th is law is ta u g h t to every pup il and inscribed ou th e walls of the school-house*. To effect so trem endous a sociological chnnge as “ A P a tr io t ” asp ires to, requ ires generations, it canno t be effected w ithin a few years, and his blindness to th is fac t makes h im fail to convince his readers, no less th an th e prejud iced view of h is opponent. C ertain ly th ere is a boundless field for the B uddhists to ex p lo it when the educational movem ent iu Ceylon, begun and m anaged by B uddh ist mem bers of the Society in question, shall have gone fa r enough to b ring on and fire w ith religious zenl a class of S inhalese B uddh ist youth , B uddhist V ivekanandas, so to say, who will devote th e ir lives an d use the ir ta len ts for the spread of th e B uddhist D harm a to foreign countries. T hat. too. is a question of tim e. “ H asten slowly ” was th e m otto of S ir C hristopher W ren, the a rch itec t ol S t. P au l’s C athedral, Meanwhile, le t o u r

* P a tr io t ’’ w ork as well as ta lk .

A N IM P O R T A N T SU G G E ST IO N .A correspondent of The H in d u —him self a H indu , and engaged in m er

can tile pu rsu its in B ulgaria—seeks to rouse his b ro ther Ind ian s from th e ir chronic apathy. H e has learned to prize Ind ia more, a fte r his con tac t w ith th e people of o ther nations. H e suggests th a t it w ould be easy fo r them to achieve a glorious success for them selves and th e ir nation if they would b u t rise to th e occasion and m ake a little jud icious effort. H e s a y s :

*• F o r example, for decade* p as t you have been s ittin g a t tke Teet of for eign professors to learn a b it of any knowledge they m ay have im ported from th e ir own national factories. A nd because the knowledge comes from a p a ir of w hite lips, o r th ro u g h books w ritten by w hite fingers, you consider it v a lu able and necessary, ignoring o r s ligh ting the stupendous stores of inform ation contained in your own ancien t lite ra tu re . E uropean ideas a re good in th e ir own way. B u t why confine y o u r appreciation exclusively to them P O r ra th e r why neglec t for th e ir sake your own th a t a re excellent P They m ay n o t be deemed valuable by the foreigner in Ind ia . B ut ou t here in E urope they a re held in h igh esteem. A n European, when he comes across an in telligen t, educated Ind ian , looks upon him as a so rt of a find, and tries to ge t ou t of him as m uch of his ancien t lore as possible. I have no objection to the in troduction into In d ia of the new th ough ts and ideas of m odern Europe. On the o ther hand I would strongly support i t ; they will, w ithout doubt, do good to us. B u t shall we give up o u r own ancient and glorious knowledge P S hall we be asham ed to open a book of o u r ancient sages, th in k them merely fools and m adm en because o u r E uropean Professors do not like them or happen to agree w ith them ? A S ishya cannot have th e same honour as his G uru. A nd as between Iu d ia and E urope there cannot be any doubt as to who is th e teacher and who the pupil. A s a m a tte r of fact, E urope is appealing to In d ia to-day, ‘ Be my G uru, teach m e som ething, thc th ings, if you like, which you call trashy nonsense.’ W hat is the m eaning of the Theosophical Society, tbe m eaning of the study of Buddhism th a t so m any g re a t men devote them selves to in Europe, th e translation of B udhistic scrip tu res and ancient H indu books like the R ig V ed a , in to tb e E uropean lan guages ? W hat does a ll th is mean if n o ta n ind irec t appeal to In d ia to g u id e Europe— a t least sp iritua lly P Do you th in k th a t th e E uropeans adm ire Ind ian th o u g h t and ideas m erely as novelties o r curiosities ? T he E uropeans are outw ard ly a p roud people—and good reason they have to be proud, fo r they know w hat liberty is, they have worked ou t th e ir own political em ancipation a t considerable sacrifice. B u t they have h earts which are soft and sym pathe tic, th a t can appreciate m erit and w orth w herever they be found. A nd they are practically say ing to you, ' W e are all A ryans, and you a re thc eldest b ro thers of tbe fam ily. A nd shall we no t und ers tan d and know each o ther P ’ ”

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THE THEOSOPHIST.SEPTEMBER 1899-

E X E C U T IV E N O T IC E .

T h e o s o p h i c a l S o c im P r e s i d e n t ’s O f f i c e ,

A d y ar, 2nd August 1899.

The Society is to be congratulated upon the formation of a French Sec�tion, the eighth on our list. The following official documents will explain themselves:—

L ondon, 11th July, 1899.T h e P r e s i d e n t - F o u n d e r ,

Adyar, Madras.D e a r S i r ,

Herewith I have the honour to transmit for your favourable considera�tion the demand of seven of the Branches in France— belonging to the European Section— to be formed into a new body to be entitled “ The French Section," and I trust you may see fit to grant the Charter as requested.

* * # *I have the honour to be,

Yours fraternally,

(Sd.) O t w a y Cu f f e ,General Secretary, European Section.

P .S .— Since the application was signed by the French Branches, the “ Ananta” Branch has dissolved and two Branches have been created in its place, “ Union Branche," and “ Disciple Branche.” There are, therefore, eight Branches in all now.

T o C o l o n e l H . 8. O l c o t t ,President -Founder of the Theosophical Society.

The undersigned. Commandant D . A . Courmes, senior French member of the Society, and Member of the Executive Commit tee of the European Section, has the honour to present to you the following request:—

The first seven French Branches of the Theosophical Society, being desirous of organizing themselves into a French Section, hereby apply to the President -Founder for a Charter for the same.

They bind themselves to conform to the constitution of the Theosophical Society, and have pleasure in offering to the President the expression of their respect, devotion and affection.

Their esteemed brother, Doctor Th. Pascal, President of the “ Lotus Bleu” Branch, of Toulon, has been unanimously chosen as General Secretary of the future Section, and has kindly accepted the responsibilities thus offer�ed him.

The Presidents and Secretaries of the above-mentioned seven Branches, and Commandant Courmes, have signed, in testimony of their concurrence, the present request:—

D . A . C o u r m e s ,R ue Tronchet, Paris. pirector o f the flevue Theosophique Fran^ait.

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Presidents. Secretaries. Branohes.P a u l G i l l a r d .......................G . R e n a r d ..........................A nanta .V i l l i e r s G. T h o m a s s i n . . .T . T h o m a s s i n ...................Le Sentier.M r s . T . M . T e r r e l ........... C h . P a h o x .............. •••........ N ice.D r .T h . P a s c a l . . . . ................ J a n e G. R u g b r ................. Toulon.A . P e r r i e r ........... ..............G. M o x x i e r ........................Grenoble.M a r i e C h a r o u s s e t ............. J e a n n e t t e S e v e z .................Lyons.A. F a b b e .............................C. L a s n k .............................. M arseilles.

T he above request, hav ing the concurrence of the E uropean Section an d m eeting w ith iny hearty approval, is hereby g ran ted , and th e R ecord ing Secre tary will forw ard to C om m andant C ourm es, fo r transm ission to D r. T h. Pascal and his associates, a C h a rte r in th e u sual form , fo r th e fo rm a tion of th e F rench Section of th e Theosophical Society.

H . S. O l c o t t , p. t . s .

In com pliance w ith th e foregiong E xecutive N otice th e undersigned issues th e follow ing C h a rte r and declares the French Section constitu tionally form* ed and reg istered .

W . A. E n g l i s h ,

Recording Secretary, T, S.

C h a r t e r .T h e T h e o s o p h i c a l S o c i e t y ,

FOUNDED MDLXXY.P r e s i d e n t ’s O f f i c e ,

A d y a r , 2nd August 1899.

I, th e undersigned, P residen t-F ounder of th e Theosophical Society, by v ir tu e of th e au th o rity vested in me, do hereby au thorize th e Fellow s of the Theosophical Society in the R epublic of F rance to organize, u n d er th e p rov i sions of th e Society’s C onstitu tion and B uies, a body to be know n as tb e F ren ch Section of th e Theosophical Society.

In testim ony w hereof, I have signed th is C h arte r and affixed the Society 's seal a t A d y ar on th e day above w ritten .

(Sd.) H . S. O l c o t t ,

President.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT .

The following receipts from 27th July to 23rd August 1899, are acknow�ledged with thanks:—

H e a d q u a r te r s Fund. rs . a. p .Mr. Thomas Coule Barlow, Simla. Donation ... . .. 47 8 0„ N. Bamasami Naidu, Kottur ... ... ... ... 1 0 0„ C. Sambiah, Mylapore ... ... ... ... 3 0 0„ Wilton Hack, for bns relief work ... 10 0 0

A Friend do ... 10 0 0Parsis through B. Lodge, Bombay, do ... 24 8 0Colombo Buddhists through Mr. Perera do ... 30 0 0Galle Buddhists through Mr. O. A. Jayasekara, do ... 15 8 0Mrs. Annie Besant, do ... 10 0 0

L ib r a r y F u n d .An F. T. S. of Burma ... ... ... ... ... 50 0 0Row Bahadur B. Sooriah Bow Naidu Garu ... ... 20 0 0Mr. C. Sambiah, Mylapore ... ... ... ... 3 0 0

A n n iv e r s a r y F u n d .Mr. K. Srinivasa Iyer, Tenali IM ••• IM . 2 0 0

A dyar, M ad&as, > T. V ij iaraghava Char lu,23rd August 1899. j Treasurer, T. S .

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SANSKRIT MSS.

The follow wig MSS. have been presented to the Adyar Library by K. S. Srinivasam Pillai, Vakil, and President of Tanjore T. S. : KaulopaniHhud, Bh&v&nopanish&d, Sripuropanishad, and Navaratnamahka with Bliaskara- raja’s commentary and Vakyasudba. These are very important works ou Mantra Sastra. The donor will please accept onr sincere thanks. Many rare collections in this line are now being made by our Librarian.

LECTURE ON “ MANTRA SASTRA .”

A correspondent of the H indu in a l l u d i n g to a recent address on “ Mantra Sastra” delivered by R. A n a n t h a k r i s h n a Sastri, of the Adyar Library, before the Tanjore T. S., says:

“ The Lecturar in an entertaining address in Tamil showed by apt quotations from ancient writings illustrated by felicitous referenoes to contemporaneous practices in other parts of India how White Magic came to degenerate into and to become confounded with Black Magic, how Saktism, originally highly spiritual, grew gradually * * * to be a reproach, and now it is the duty of each lover ofthe Aryan religion to remove tbe abuses and to restore the Mantra Sastra to its original purity.”

OBITUARY .

• The President of the local T. S. Branch at Nellore, Mr. M. Parthasarathy Naidu, passed quietly away cm the morning of August 3rd, after a short and painless illness. He formerly served tbe Government many years, and was an honest, kind and truly sympathetic man who never refused aid to the suffering, an earnest student of Vedantic literature in Sanskrit, and an honored Theosophist, who is mourned, not only by his relatives and persoual friends, but by nis townspeople of Nellore.

WH ITE LOTUS BADGES.

Those neat little badges containing an excellent likeness of Madame Blavatsky <as noticed in August Supplement), are having a rapid sale,— the price should have beeu given annas 1 0 , as it has to be sent by parcel post.

ToThe President o f tlm Theosophical Society.

D e a r S i r and B r o th e r ,—Agreeably to rule 29 of the rules as revised in General Council at the Convention in December 1897, enjoining that the Society's accounts shall be yearly certified by the Auditors, we have carefully examined the accounts of the Society for the year from 25th December 1897 to 26th December 1898 and found them correct. The several items of receipts and expenditure are supported, the former by letters, <fco., from thc parties who sent the money, and the latter by vouchers from thoparties who received the payments and by accounts signed by Col. Olcott. We suggest for the favorable consideration of the President that a separate account showing the loans given and recovered, and taken and cleared, and advances given and recovered either by work done or by cash, bo maintained for each fund, and that we may at a glance see the loans and advances that are outstanding at the end of the year.

We remain,Yours fraternally,

C. S a m b i a h .

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A c c o u n t c u rr e n t o f th e T h e o so p h ic a l S o c ie ty f o r th e

Re c e ipt s .Particulars of Receipts.

By Cash • By transfer. Total. jorandTotal.

Balance on 24th December 1897Rs. A. P. Rs. A. P. Rs. A. P. Rs. A. P.

Permanent Fund . . . . . . 25,096 9 0

Anniversary do . . . . . . 259 1 3

Library do . . . . . . 215 6 8

Headquarters do . . . . . . 2,718 10 7

Subba Row Medal do . . . . . . 602 8 7

Blavatsky Memorial do i . . . 2,946 9 3

Olcott Peosiou do . . . . . . 2,793 11 6j

White Lotus do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ■

Permanent Fund 16 12 7 . . . 16 12 734,632 8 10

Anniversary do 185 8 0 . . . . . . 185 8 0

Library do 1,508 1 8 2,250 0 0 3,758 1 8

Headquarters do 8,461 8 2 2,290 3 0 10,751 11 2 1r

Subba Row Medal do 738 12 0 . . . . . . . . . 738 18 0

Blavatsky Memorial do 245 3 2 . . . . . . . . . 245 3 2

Olcott Pension do 230 12 0 . . . . . . . . . 230 12 0

White Lotus do 148 9 3 . . . . . . 148 9 3

Detail of Balances Funds—

Permanent Fund

Total... on different

KS. A . P.25,113 5 7

11 ,o3o 2 10 4,540 3 0 16,075 5 10 16,075 510

Anniversary do 51 0 1- -

'

Library do 590 10 6j

Headquarters do 707 0 3

Subba Row Medal Fund 3,225 8 7

Blavatsky Memo rial Fund 2,691 12 5

Olcott Pension Fd. 2,521 7 6

White Lotus Fund 148 9 3

Total... 33,049 6 2 . . . . . . . . . •» M l . . . 50,707 14 8

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O u t l a y s .

By Cash. By transfer. Total. (irandTotal.

Permanent Fund

Anniversary do

Library do

Headquarters do

Subba Row Medal do

Blavatsky Memorial do

Olcott Pension do

White Lotus do

T o ta l . 13,775

Balauce on December 1899.

Amount lent to Babu Sremautrai and Krishna Row a t 10£ p. cent, on Mortgage of Lands in the North-West Province

Amount lent to Mr. O. Cunda- sawmy Mudaliar, his brother and tbeir minor sons, on mort gage of tbe Building a t 10£ p. cent.

Deposit iu Madras Bank as per Bank Pass Book

Post Office Savings Bank Deposits RS. A. I'.j

Permanent Fund 9 13 9|

Anniversary do 3 2 0

Headquarters do 103 2 0

Library do 0 4 9

Subba Row Medal do 619 12 9j

Rs.

393

3,382

9,780

115

103

Rb.

2,983

500

400

Cash in London on Wachtmeister Bank, (Limited) in the name ofII. S. Olcott

Cash in the Safe

P.

3,883 I 3

Rs.

393

3,382

12,763

115

500

503

P. Rs.

017,658

20,000

10 ,000

501

A.lp.

712

129

1,675

17,658

33,049

G. SAMBIAH.g. V. RANGASWAMI*

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V E R N A C U L A R T R A N S L A T IO N S .

Those who intend to make Vernacular translations of any of Mrs. Besant'a works will please bear in mind that a commit tee was chosen, at the last Convention of the Iudian Section T. S., at Benares, whose duty it is to ex�amine all such translations before publication, with regard to the accuracy of meaning in the Vernacular rendering. Such M S S . should be sent to the committee on Vernacular Translations, c/o General Secretary of the Indian Section, Theosophical Society, Benares, N . W . P.

A L E C T U R IN G T O U R O N B E H A L F O F T H E B E N A R E S

H IN D U C O L L E G E .

A Correspondent of the H indu writes :— “ M r. T. Ramachandra Row, b.a., a retired Sub- Judge, accompanied by M r. J. Sreenevasa Row, left Gooty, recently, on a lecturing tonr. A man of culture and spotless character, of stroog conviction and enthusiasm is this retired official. He has resolved to dedicate the dosing years of his life to labor connected with tfee H indu College and the spiritual advancement of his fellow-countrymen. He has a large family, and yet he thinks the family concerns have hereafter only a small claim on his time. Every year he will travel for a larger part of it from place to place, lecturing and appealing to educated people, to work and co-operate for higher ends. This he intends to do at his own expense— though he is by no means a rich man— of course, without any remuneration from anybody. Such a person is entitled to a respectful hearing and a sincere and earnest following. An d his lieutenant, M r. J. Sreenevasa Row, has, in spite of domestic difficulties and impediments, determined to de�vote most of his time to this noble work. He is an eloquent Telugu speaker, with a rich memory for religious lore, and as simple, enthusiastic ana good- natured as his chief. They may not be able to collect large funds for Mrs. Besant’s College, but they are sure to impress their hearers with clearer views of H indu religion, and leave a sweet and pure influence behind them wherever they may go, to steadily leaven the mass. They have gone to Cuddapah and thenoe will proceed to the Northern Circars. I hope the more earnest and religious-minded among our people will accord them a sympathetic and hearty welcome.”

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T H E O S O P H I S TA M A G A Z I N E O F

O R I E N T A L P H I L O S O P H Y , A R T , L I T E R A T U R E A N D O C C U L T I S M

C o n d u c te d By H . S. O l c o t t .

V O L . X X . No. i .— O C T O B E R 18 9 8 .

P a g e .O ld D ia ry Leave?}, Second O rien ta l S eries. X V I I I H . S. O l c o t t ................................. 1T heosophy th e S ource of a ll R e lig io n s...................... M r s . K. R i c h m o n d ............................ 9A spect# of th e T h ird L o g o s . . ..................................... W i l i . i a m H u n k y D r a f k i n ............ 1(5H . P . B lav a tsk y and h e r M a s te rs ., ........................ X. TV K .......................................... 1 9T h e o s o p h i c a l A x i o m s I l l u s t r a t e d ........................................ W . A. M a y k k s .............................. . 2 6V i jnana* Nati k» S to t r a ................................................. .. G. A P u c n ............... .................... 36G lim p ses o f T heosoph ica l C h r is t ia n i ty ................... L i l i a n E d g e r ................................ 42T h e A ttra c tio n of L o v e ................................................... .to s ru r M a r t in ........... ................. 47T h e o s o p h y i x A l l L a n d s .................................................................................................................... .................... 5t>R e v ie w s...... ......................... ............................. .. ................................................................................. 52

The Upanishads.—Vol. 1.; Text-Book of Official Procedure ; Who was Adam ; The Psychology of Buddhism; Magazines.

C u t t i n g s a n d C o m m e n t s .............................................................................................................................................. 61S u p p l e m e n t ...................................................................... .. .........................................................................i — v i

M A D R A S :P U B L IS H E D BY T H E P R O P R IE T O R S

AT THK THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY’S HEAD-QUARTERS, ADYAR

MDCCCXCVIII.

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TU K Theosophical S o c ie ty w as fo rm ed a t N ew Y o rk , N o v e m b er 1 7 th , 1875. Its founders b e lie v ed that th e b e s t in te r e s ts o f R elig ion a n d S c ien ce w o u ld be p ro m o te d b y the revival

of Sanskrit, Pali, Z e n d , a n d o th e r a n c ie n t l i te r a tu re , in w h ic h th e S a g e s and Initiates had preserved fnr th e use of m a n k in d t r u t h s o f th e h ig h e s t v a lu e r e s p e c t in g mau and nature. A Society of a n a b s o lu te ly u n ? e c ta r ia n c h a r a c te r , w hose w o rk s h o u ld bo a m ic a b ly prosecuted by the le a rn e d o f a ll ra c e s , in a s p i r i t o f u n se lf ish d e v o tio n to th e r e s e a rc h o f truth, and with the purpose o f d is s e m in a t in g i t im p a r t ia l ly , se>>med lik e ly to do m u c h to ch eck materialism and s t r e n g th e n th e w a n in g re lig io u s s p ir i t . T h e s im p le s t e x p re ss io n o f th e o b je c ts of the Society ia th e fo llo w in g

First —T o fo rm a n u c le u s o f th e U n iv e rs a l B ro th e rh o o d o f H u m a n ity , w ith o u t d is t in c t io n o f ra c e , c re e d , s ex , c a s te o r c o lo u r .

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permitted, but e v e ry one is r e q u ire d , b e fo re a d m is s io n , to promise to show towards hia fellow-roembers th e sam e to le ra n c e in this r e s p e c t a s he c la im s fo r himself.

The H e a d - q u a r te r s , offices, a n d m a n a g in g s ta f f a r« >*t A d y a r , a s u b u r b o f M ad ra s , where the Society has a p ro p e r ty o f tw e n ty -s e v e n a c r e s am i e x te n s iv e b u ild in g s , including one for the O rie n ta l L ib ra ry , a n d a sp a c io u s h a ll w h e re in a n n u a l C o n v en tio n s a re held on the 27th of D e ce m b e r.

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The Theotiophist is p r iv a te p ro p e r ty , b n t u n d e r th e R ev ised R u les i t is th e o rg a n o f the Society f o r th e p u b lic a tio n o f official new s. F o r a n y th in g e lse in th e M ag a z in e , th e S o c ie ty is not re sp o n s ib le .

Many B ra n c h e s o f th e S o c ie ty h a v e b e e n fo r m e d in V a rio u s p a r ts of th e w o r ld , a u d n ew o n e s n r e constantly b e in g o rg a n is e d . U p to D ec. 27 , 1897, 49 2 c h a r te r s fo r B ra n c h e s h a d b een issued. Each Branch fr a m e s i t s ow n b y e -la w a a n d m a n a g e s i t s ow n local b u s in e s s w ith o u t inter ference fro m B e a d - q u a r t e r s ; p ro v id e d o u ly t h a t th e fu n d a m e n ta l ru le s o f th e S o c ie ty a re not violated. B ra n c h e s ly in g w ith in c e r ta in t e r r i to r ia l l im it s (a s , fo r in s ta u c e , A m e ric a , Europe, India, A c.,) h a v e b een g ro u p e d fo r p u rp o s e s o f a d m in is t r a t io n in te r r i to r ia l S e c tio n s . For particulars, see th e R ev ised R u les o f 1896, w h e re *11 n e c e s sa ry in fo rm a tio n w ith r e g a rd to joining th e S o c ie ty , A c., w ill a lso be fo u n d to bo h a d f r e e o u a p p l ic a t io n to th e R ec o rd in g S e c r e t a r y o f th e T h e o so p h ic a l S o c ie ty , A d y a r , M a d r a s ; o r to th e G e n e ra l S e c re ta r ie s o f th e S e c tio n s , as fo l lo w s :

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