The truth is that an incredulous Western world puts no faith in Mahatmas.
I confess that this view of Mahatmas is one that does not surprise me in the least.
Mrs. Besant is also a patient disciple of the Masters—to wit, the Mahatmas.
Yet they might as well be mahatmas, for in their going and coming they are as mysterious.
People are turning in their despair even to table-rappings and Mahatmas.
The Mahatmas are giving intellectual instructions, enormously more interesting than even the exhibition of their abnormal powers.
And the king was also surrounded by hundreds of Mahatmas crowned with ascetic success and of rigid vows.
Mysterious, ghostly appearances of Mahatmas were seen, and messages were constantly received by supernatural means.
The chief of the secret order is appointed by the Mahatmas, on account, it is claimed, of his or her occult development.
The unknown adept presided over the affair, as special envoy of the Mahatmas.