Suppose a wedding is going on and hundreds of relatives, friends, acquaintances have gathered. Guests divide themselves into various groups and begin to chat. Persons belonging to the teaching profession form a group. Likewise traders who share a similar mindset form another group. Students mingle with other students. Politicians form their own group. Likewise housewives form their own groups. Thus based on the thoughts, feelings, profession each form their own group.
Similarly, thousands of people flock to the ashram. According to their feelings and nature they form different groups. Amongst these it is very easy for Swamiji to identify the group that has people with true devotion.
-Glimpses of Bhaktimala 4