6th August, 1896
Dear Alasinga,

I learnt from your letter the bad financial state the Brahmavadin is in. I will try to help you when I go back to London. You must not lower the tone. Keep up the paper. Very soon I will be able to help you in such a manner as to make you free of this nonsense teacher business. Do not be afraid. Great things are going to be done, my child. Take heart. The Brahmavadin is a jewel–it must not perish. Of course, such a paper has to be kept up by private help always, and we will do it. Hold on a few months more.
Max Muller’s article of Shri Ramakrishna has been published in the Nineteenth Century. I will send you a copy as soon as I get it. He writes me very nice letters and wants material for a big work on Ramakrishna’s life. Write to Calcutta to send all the material they can to Max Muller.
I have received the communication to the American paper before. You must not publish it in India. Enough of this newspaper blazoning, I am tired of it anyhow. Let us go our own way, and let fools talk. Nothing can resist truth.
I am, as you see, now in Switzerland and am always on the move. I cannot and must not do anything in the way of writing, nor much reading either. There is a big London work waiting for me from next month. In winter I am going back to India and will try to set things on their feet there.
My love to all. Work on, brave hearts, fail not–no saying nay; work on–the Lord is behind the work. Mahashakti is with you.
Yours with love and blessings,
PS. Do not be afraid, money and everything will come soon.