Question: Why is it that you accepted me as your disciple when I was unaspiring, outwardly at least? I was unaspiring practically up to the very second you initiated me.

Sri Chinmoy: Your aspiration is like a stove. You have to turn the gas up to a certain point before it ignites. If the knob is even a fraction of an inch below that point, then nothing happens, even though the gas is flowing. In your case, your aspiration was just a fraction of an inch away from coming to the fore. When I accepted you, I gave you the additional aspiration you needed to ignite your inner flame.

Sri Chinmoy, The soul's evolution.First published by Agni Press in 1976.

This is the 345th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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