Question: If it is not necessary for the kundalini to awaken, why does it awaken to some Masters?Sri Chinmoy: When somebody is a spiritual Master, the Supreme may want to give him an experience. The Master has to know that something does exist, even though he may not use it. Otherwise, somebody will ask him, "Do you know the kundalini?" Then, if he has not experienced it, the Master will say, "No, it does not exist."
Sri Chinmoy, Kundalini: the Mother-Power, Aum Press, 1973