There is really no choice in the matter--only the illusion of a choice. That which draws him to a particular master is predestination. He may try again and again with someone else. He may not wish to come to this man, but in the end he must come. His head may argue itself out of the attraction but his heart will push him back into it.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 222