Q: Suppose a person aspiring for spiritual life marries, what would happen to him?
If such a man marries three things might happen:
1. If it is an ordinary marriage he may be pulled down to the lower level of consciousness, apart from the cares, anxieties and responsibilities he may be burdened with. In that case he may lose his aspiration for the higher life and may be completely changed on account of the woman’s influence on him
2. He may be spiritually ruined altogether by the marriage.
3. Or, if he gets the woman of the right type it may be a great help to him.
– Sri Aurobindo