Question: How long does it take you to know if someone is your disciple?Sri Chinmoy: It may take you four or more visits to my Centre to decide whether I am your spiritual Master or not. But for me, it is a matter of a few seconds to determine if I will accept you or not. I don't find it difficult to accept seekers, but for the seekers to accept me is often quite difficult. They will first judge me and test me. But if I allow too long for them to decide, then I will be in difficulty.
Sri Chinmoy, The spiritual journey: oneness in diversity, Agni Press, 1977