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[Letter to Sister Nivedita]




12th February, 1902.


     May all powers come unto you!  May Mother Herself be your hands and mind!  It is immense power—irresistible—that I pray for you, and, if possible, along with it infinite peace.  .  .  .


     If there was any truth in Shri Ramakrishna, may He take you into His leading, even as He did me, nay, a thousand times more!








[Letter to Swami Brahmananda]

[Translated from Bengali]





12th February, 1902.




     I was glad to get all the detailed news from your letter. Regarding Nivedita's School, I have written to her what I have to say.  My opinion is that she should do what she considers to be best.


     Don't ask my opinion on any other matter either.  That makes me lose my temper.  Just do that work for me—that is all. Send money, for at present only a few rupees are left.


     Kanai(Nirbhayananda) lives on Mâdhukari,^ does his Japa at the bathing ghat, and comes and sleeps here at night; Nyeda does a poor man's work and comes and sleeps here at night. “Uncle”^ and Niranjan have gone to Agra.  I may get their letter today.


     Continue doing your work as the Lord guides.  Why bother about the opinion of this man and that?  My love to all.


Yours affectionately,




^Mâdhukari- Cooked food obtained by begging from several houses.


^”Uncle” -Mr.  Okakura was endearingly so called. "Kura" approximating to Khurha" in Bengali which means uncle; Swamiji out of fun calls him uncle





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