[Letter to Raja of Khetri]
14th June, 1899.
MY DEAR FRIEND,
I want your Highness in that fashion as I am here, you need most of friendship and love just now.
I wrote you a letter a few weeks ago but could not get news of yours. Hope you are in splendid health now. I am starting for England again on the 20th this month.
I hope also to benefit somewhat by this sea-voyage.
May you be protected from all dangers and may all blessings ever attend you!
I am yours in the Lord,
PS. To Jagamohan my love and good-bye.
2nd September, 1899.
...Life is a series of fights and disillusionments. ...The secret of life is not enjoyment, but education through experience. But, alas, we are called off the moment we begin really to learn.
That seems to be a potent argument for a future existence. ...Everywhere it is better to have a whirlwind come over the work. That clears the atmosphere and gives us a true insight into the nature of things.
It is begun anew, but on adamantine foundations....
Yours with best wishes,