Blavatsky Collected Writings Volume 4 Page 266


[The Theosophist, Vol. IV. No. 2, November, 1882, p. 39]

[The writer speaks of occultists of a higher grade as being a law unto themselves and says that they should not be criticized or imitated by the ignorant and impatient Chela. He instances the case of Sri Samkarâchârya who is alleged to have lived with a widow princess; he also mentions Arjuna who is said to have married a widow, and Krishna who had a thousand wives. To this H. P. B. remarks:]

These examples are “unsuited” because these are not historical facts, but allegorical fictions that are accepted literally but by the ignorant. No adept—while one at any rate—has ever “lived with a widow (or no widow) princess”; nor has he married anyone; least of all, no adept had, since the world’s evolution, even one, let alone a “thousand wives.”