Gurus generally do not have any special favorite among their disciples or make any real discrimination among them.
To us they may appear to be partial or indifferent, but actually that is not so.
It is because, as Ramkrishna used to say, "Mother is giving more attention to the sick child."
Many of the children who come before the guru are very sick and get special care.
One morning while taking our tea, two cars came and stood at the gate. The old mother of the Maharaj of Vizianagrarn had come from Benares along with her staff.
She inquired about Baba, and when I said that he had left a couple of days back, the lady broke down and cried.
She said, "I need him very urgently. I have been awake for the whole night and have been driving since two. I have an appointment with the Finance Minister, Morarji Desai, in Delhi at four o'clock for talks about my estate, and I need Baba's help for that. What shall I do now?"