Excerpted from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Page 192
The Master Said:
"You may ask, 'How is it possible for these boys, born of worldly
parents and living among the worldly-minded, to develop such knowledge
and devotion?' It can be explained. If a pea falls into a heap of dung,
it germinates into a pea-plant none the less. The peas that grow
on that plant serve many useful purposes. Because it was sown in dung,
will it produce another kind of plant?"