Question: Does the soul always choose the Master?Sri Chinmoy: In some cases, the Guru is predestined. In other cases, when the soul enters into the human incarnation, the soul selects a Guru. If the soul is very developed, it will try to select a good Master. The hostile forces are there, though, and some souls that are very developed may never get a spiritual Master.
Sri Chinmoy, The soul and the process of reincarnation, Agni Press, 1977