Question: The first Europeans who landed in America were actually seeking a short cut to India. Does this have a divine significance?Sri Chinmoy: No! but you can say that the very word "India" fascinated people. Some inner urge inspired or compelled Christopher Columbus and others to want to go to India. Or you can say it was Providence.
Sri Chinmoy, India, my India. Mother India's summit-prides, Agni Press, 1997