[Letter to Mahendra Nath Gupta, author of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna..]
24th November, 1897.
MY DEAR M.,
Many many thanks for your second leaflet(leaves from the Gospel). It is indeed wonderful. The move is quite original, and never was the life of a great Teacher brought before the public, untarnished by the writer's mind, as you are presenting this one.
The language also is beyond all praise, so fresh, so pointed, and withal so plain and easy.
I cannot express in adequate terms how I have enjoyed the leaflets. I am really in a transport when I read them. Strange, isn't it?
Our Teacher and Lord was so original, and each one of us will have to be original or nothing. I now understand why none of us attempted his life before. It has been reserved for you, this great work. He is with you evidently.
With all love and Namaskara,
PS. The Socratic dialogues are Plato all over; you are entirely hidden. Moreover, the dramatic part is infinitely beautiful. Everybody likes it here and in the West.
[Letter to Maharaja of Khetri]
9th June, 1898.
Very sorry to learn that you are not in perfect health. Sure you will be in a few days.
I am starting for Kashmir on Saturday next. I have your letter of introduction to the Resident, but better still if you kindly drop a line to the Resident, telling him that you have already given an introduction to me.
Will you kindly ask Jagamohan to write to the Dewan of Kishangarh reminding him of his promise to supply me with copies of Nimbârka Bhâshya on the Vyasa-Sutras and other Bhâshyas(commentaries) through his Pandits.
With all love and blessings,
PS. Poor Goodwill is dead. Jagamohan knows him well. I want a couple of tiger skins, if I can, to be sent to the Math as present to two European friends. These seem to be most gratifying presents to Westerners.