Question: Guru, for all those people who were in the concentration camps, was it their karma to be put there or just circumstance?Sri Chinmoy: We cannot say categorically why all this happened. Many cosmic forces, divine and undivine, were at work. There is no categorical answer to these questions. It is complicated. Sometimes it is somebody's karma. Sometimes it is not his karma; only he is a victim to undivine forces. These undivine forces are like mad elephants. They are roaming around, running from this side to that side, and just kicking whatever they find in the way.
Sri Chinmoy, Secrets of the inner world, Agni Press, 1980