THE RAST GOFTAR IN HOT WATER
[The Theosophist, Vol. III, No. 6, Supplement, March, 1882, p. 3]
[Commenting on a correspondent’s letter which called attention to a violent attack on Colonel Olcott in the Parsi Journal Rast Goftar, H. P. Blavatsky wrote:]
We feel deeply grateful to our correspondent for the expression of his good feelings on behalf of our President. But, as we suspect that in the long run it is the “dissatisfied” editor of the Rast Goftar who will find himself the best
(as the most justly) abused of the two, we express beforehand our feeling of profound and sympathetic pity for him. Our Great Master Sâkya Muni has bequeathed and commanded us to love and commiserate all animals. And Plato, by classifying biped MAN among the latter, forces us to include in their number the wrathful editor of the Rast Goftar; hence, to love and commiserate him also. May his powers of speech never diminish and good sense develop accordingly!