Question: Why does God tolerate the people who attack a good person? Why does God not say, "I will not let you destroy him"?Sri Chinmoy: Why did that individual not take the first step? Why did he not pray for his own protection? Did he play his role? Yes, he was innocent. He did nothing wrong, but someone killed him. Innocence is very good, but where was his wisdom? Let us say that the person was quite innocent, but then again, where was his wisdom-power? Where was the wisdom to pray to God for protection? Innocence is not enough. A child is innocent, but let him go and touch fire — it will burn him the same way it bums anyone else. I know that fire burns, but a child does not know. He is innocent, yet he also suffers.
Sri Chinmoy, Only gratitude-tears, Agni Press, 2012