INTRODUCTORY. This little book is an expansion of a series of articles written for the Journal of the Maha Bodhi Society (Calcutta), a Buddhist monthly, at the request of the Editor, the Venerable the Anagarika Dhannapala, who also asked me to preface them with a short account of myself and the nature of my connection with the wonderful woman who forms the subject of this book. For it is as the personal pupil of the late Madame H. P. Blavatsky a Russian Lady of noble birth (of whom I shall hereafter write as H. P. B.) and as an exponent of what she alone taught, that I address my readers.