Question: Guru, people say that a flash of lightning cannot come down unless a little tiny flash goes up to meet it. Is the spiritual reality like that?

Sri Chinmoy: Doctors give injections when there is an iota of life in the patient. If somebody is dead, doctors can give countless injections, to no avail. Like that, if life is still inside the seeker, God can give a divine injection. God's injection is coming like a magnet to pull an iota of life-energy forward from the seeker. But if an individual does not have that iota of life-energy, how will God be able to give an injection?