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shorthand report, when submitted to him, required very little revision. I was informed that each morning he came with a small slip of paper containing some very few notes, and it was with the aid of these notes that the whole discourse was given without hesitation or interruption. A second edition of these discourses was intended to be issued many years afterwards, and, I believe, that Tookaram Tatya's son claimed the copyright and objected to the Society issuing a second edition. Mr. B. P. Wadia consulted me, and I then showed him that the claimant had no right, but I do not know whether a second edition was issued by the Society or not.[1]

Subba Row's observations on the sevenfold classification, and his preference for the fourfold classification touched upon in the first lecture, led to a controversy on the subject, and to H. P. B.'s replies on the matter. It was said that Subba Row's criticism on the subject gave offence to H. P. B., who was then absent in Europe. Partly due to this controversy, Subba Row's visits to the Headquarters became less frequent. About the same time a certain American Theosophist made an attack on him, either in private letters or in the columns of the Path, charging him with Brahman narrowness in not freely communicating to European Theosophists knowledge and information he had about the Masters and kindred subjects. One afternoon, after he had played

  1. T.P.H., 1912.