My ["birth"] mother is not my Mother. My Mother is the Supreme Mother. You see, to manifest, I had to take a body. So, I just need the body, nothing else. And also, I took the body from My Will. Well, it is possible. This is true. You see, if you are born to somebody, there are certain karmic things that a person is connected with. I will talk a little bit about my mother and my parents also. In a previous life, they did lots of penance, and I promised them I would be born to them. That´s why I took birth. And I said I came by my own will. It is true.
-Sri Swami Vishwananda
(From: “Just Love – Questions and Answers”)