[A Note on the Arya]
Theosophist, June, 1882
[Note: for some background, see “The ‘Arya’ on the Theosophists” and the following “Notice,” in The Theosophist, May, 1882, Supplement, p. 7.]
Our late friends of the Arya magazine have performed the difficult intellectual feat of jumping down their own journalistic throats. This was to be feared; and now, upon reading the complimentary notice of us in their April number in connection with the one of an opposite character in the one of May, we are left in doubt as to which expresses their real sentiments. However, their action must be left for their Karma to settle, which it will do all in good time. We should not think it worthwhile to take any further notice of the affair, but for the fact that they have badly misrepresented our relations with their Arya Samaj and its Eccentric Chief. At the Bombay Headquarters are all the necessary documents for our reply, and upon the return of the Founders, Colonel Olcott will prepare the brief statement, which the unwise course of the Arya has made necessary.
[Note: for the above-mentioned statement from Col. Olcott, and more on the above subject, see the Extra Supplement to The Theosophist, July, 1882]