We do not choose the family in which we are born. What kind of parents we will have, what kind of siblings, whether our family will be rich or poor, spiritual or not — all this is determined by our past karma.
One person lives in a cave and thinks of the world he has left behind, and the other, living in an urban block, continuously remembers God, thinks how beautiful the world is. Which one of them is closer to enlightenment?
In outward appearance people look very similar: everybody has two arms, two legs, two eyes. Why then are the circumstances of life; the achievements and the destiny not similar in all people? What does it depend on?