It is certainly possible for a married man to attain enlightenment, for historic records supply the proof. My own contacts with both Oriental and Occidental illuminati confirm it. But it is possible only if his marriage is more than a mere animal mating. How far this discipline should go will depend on how far he wants his enlightenment to go and how much he is willing to subject himself to the necessary conditions. Marriage, like other normal human relationships, need not be denied if a man is ready to take the chances and risks it involves and if he chooses a partner who is likely to promote his quest rather than obstruct it.
-- Notebooks Category 13: Human Experience > Chapter 2: Living in The World > # 451