Question: Does each soul have a task and, if so, how is it known?

Sri Chinmoy: Each soul has a task and you can know it only through your sincere aspiration. Let us take each soul as a limb of God’s own Existence. With His Hand He does one thing, with His Nose He does something else, with His Eye and Ear something else. It is like a football game. Somebody has to play at the goalpost, somebody has to play on the left and somebody has to be on the right. If all the players stay at the goal, there will be no game. No, the players have to be well distributed. So like that, each soul has its respective job to do. And you will know which position you are going to play only when you deal with the captain. God will tell you where your post is.