Director: To me, Rama is God. He knows when he is going to die. So the only reason I could see for Yamaraj coming was to test Lakshmana's surrender.Sri Chinmoy: No, no! Just before Yamaraj tells Rama that nobody should intrude during their interview, he says, “I wish to have a private interview with you.” Will he look at somebody else and ask for a private interview?
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 31, Agni Press, 2001