Does a magnet make an effort to draw the iron? there is a natural attraction according to the affinity of the iron and the power of the magnet. Of course, the iron must be near enough to the magnet to be drawn. So is the relationship between guru and disciple. it is a question of the recipiency of the disciple and the spiritual power of the preceptor to inspire and draw him to God.
|"...shallow seekers in contact with lesser teachings..."|
(pg. 187, "Journey to Self-Realization" by Paramahansa Yogananda)