From Epistles – First Series of Volume 5 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda


54 West, 33 New York,
25th February, 1895.

Dear Sister,[1]

I am sorry you had an attack of illness. I will give you an absent treatment though your confession takes half the strength out of my mind.

That you have rolled put of it is all right. All’s well that ends well.

The books have arrived in good condition and many thanks for them.

Your ever affectionate bro.,



  1. Isabelle McKindley. Swamiji took delight in gently teasing the Hale sisters (of whom Isabelle was one) about their study and practice of Christian Science. He wrote this short note from New York, and in this he slyly poked fun at the “‘Scientists’” practice of never confessing to sickness.