Question: Which does God like better: a tropical or a cold climate?Sri Chinmoy: It is not the climate as such that God likes, but how people who live in a particular climate, tropical or cold, invite God and welcome God. If people who belong to a cold climate invite God or feel the necessity of God more than those who live in a tropical climate, then God will definitely prefer to stay in the cold climate. Those who live in a particular climate are like the inmates of a house. The house may not be beautiful, but if the inmates invite you and welcome you, then you will definitely go there. You do not go for the sake of the house, but you go for the sake of the inmates of the house. A climate is like a house. If the person who dwells inside the house shows interest in you, cares for you, then you will definitely go there instead of going to another house, even a most beautiful house, where you are unwanted.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-2, No. 8, 27 August 1975, Vishma Press, 1975