Volume 1 Page 133


[Herbert D. Monachesi, one of the original Founders of the T.S., had written an article entitled “Proselyters from India” which was published in The Sunday Mercury of New York, October 3rd, 1875, acc. to H.P.B.’s pen and ink notation. In it he praised the religions of India and China. The article was unsigned, but H.P.B. identified the author by inserting his name at the end of the cutting pasted in her Scrapbook, Vol. I, p. 63. She also wrote the following remarks in pen and ink between the two columns of the article:]

Our original programme is here clearly defined by Herbert Monachesi, F.T.S., one of the Founders. The Christian and Scientists must be made to respect their Indian betters. The Wisdom of India, her philosophy and achievement must be made known in Europe & America & the English be made to respect the natives of India & Tibet more than they do.
H. P. B.

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