Master K. H. in Leipzig at Fechner

Master K. H. in Leipzig at Fechner

The Theosophist for November (1930) in its series of “Echoes of the Past,” narrates how on July 8, 1881, Mr. A. P. Sinnett received a letter from the Master K.H. in which the latter remarked: “I may answer you, what I said to G.T.
Fechner, one day, when he wanted to know the Hindu view on what he had written.”

This is to be found in The Mahatma Letters, p. 44. Mr. C.C. Massey, who was always skeptical about the Masters, set out to test this bit of evidence and wrote to Dr. Wernekke of Weimar with the hope of corroborating or perhaps of
discrediting it. But Professor Fechner wrote back from Leipzig on April 25, 1883 to Dr. Wernekke the following letter which should be of the first interest to all real students of the Theosophical Movement:

“What Mr. Massey enquires about is undoubtedly in the main correct; the name of the Hindu concerned, when he was in Leipzig, was, however, Nisi Kanta Chattopadhyaya, not Koot Humi. In the middle of the seventies he lived for about one year in Leipzig and aroused a certain interest owing to his foreign nationality, without being otherwise conspicuous; he was introduced to several families and became a member of the Academic Philosophical society, to which you also belonged, where on one occasion he gave a lecture on Buddhism.

I have these notes from Mr. Wirth, the Librarian of the Society, who is good enough to read to me three times a week. I
also heard him give a lecture in a private circle on the position of women among the Hindus. I remember very well that he visited me once, and though I cannot remember our conversation, his statement that I questioned him about the faith
of the Hindus is very likely correct. Apart from this I have not had personal intercourse with him; but, after his complete dissappearance from Leipzig, I have been interested to hear about him, and especially to know that he plays an
important role in his native country, such as undoubtedly he could not play here.”

– From Canadian Theosophist, Jan. 15, 1930, “Master in Europe”

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