Question: When people leave your path, does that mean they never should have been disciples?Sri Chinmoy: Whomever I select definitely is meant for our path. People do not come to us all of a sudden. They come because they have a connection here. Sometimes they have a dream about me or they read my books and get intense joy. People I take are definitely meant for me, but then they go away. It is not because they chose the wrong path. They go away not because they made a mistake. Their mistake was to leave the Centre.
Sri Chinmoy, A twentieth-century seeker, Agni Press, 1977