[Re-Union of the Arya Samaj and the Theosophical Society?]
Theosophist, May, 1883
Notice from the Indian Mirror | Note by H.P.B.
Rai Bishen Lall, M.A., Pundit Gaindan Lall, B.A., and party deputed by the N.W.P. Patriotic Association, arrived here this morning. Pundit Gopi Nath, Editor, Millravilasa, joins the party to secure cooperation of the Native Chiefs for College, Vindalas, journals, and other public projects set on foot in the North-Western Provinces. A Public meeting takes place in the Shalamar Gardens to establish a National Association. The party announces that twelve thousand and five hundred rupees have already been subscribed, and spontaneous offers received everywhere. An union is likely to take place between the Arya Samaj and the Theosophical Society. Proposals are under consideration—(Indian Mirror.)
A “re-union” would be a more appropriate term to use, perhaps. But, since it takes two to quarrel, so it takes two to “re-unite” or get reconciled, letting all by-gones be by-gones. We have not been consulted upon this subject. Therefore, and before feeling so assured that there will be no objection to such a new union on the part of the Theosophical Society—the publication of such untrustworthy documents as the “Reply to Extra Supplement of the July Theosophist, by a Roorke Arya” being rather in the way of the re-union, than otherwise—it is premature to publish the news (quite false in this case) and with such a flourish of trumpets.—Ed. [H.P.B.]