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FOOTNOTE TO “KALIYA MARDANA”
[The Theosophist, Vol. I, No. 7, April, 1880, p. 184]

[In this article, the author, Rao Bahadur Dadoba Pandurang, gives the account from the Srîmad-Bhágavata of how Krishna overcame the fury of the great Hydra, named Káliyá, and attempts an interpretation of this myth. He says in closing:
“Krishna . . . permits Káliyá when completely overpowered . . . to change his quarters somewhere else, in the wide ocean, never to annoy and disturb the peace and happiness of his own people . . . ; showing thereby, that God only protects them from evil who devote themselves to Him, and not the wide world abroad, which is astray and alienated from Him.” H. P. B. remarks on this:]

Or again, does not the permission granted to the serpent to betake himself to the fathomless depths of the sea, indicate that, though we may purge our individual natures of evil, it can never be extirpated but must still linger in the whole expanse of the Kosmos, as the opposing power to active goodness which maintains the equilibrium in Nature—in short, the equal balancing of the scales, the perfect harmony of discords?

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