Question: How does God choose which human beings He is going to illumine?

Sri Chinmoy: Like a farmer, God scatters seeds here and there. When He is throwing the seeds, He does not say, “The plant that grows from this particular seed has to be far better than the rest.” No, He just scatters seeds here and there, like in a divine factory. It is the receptivity of one particular place which causes that seed to grow faster than the rest and to become more beautiful, more radiant.

You can observe a classroom. The teacher tells the same thing to all the students, but one student will stand first in the examination and another student will stand last. They have heard the same thing, but because of the receptivity of the first boy, he did well and because of lack of receptivity, the other one could not do well.