Radhanath Swami explains what is spiritual strength

Spiritual Strength

Spiritual StrengthQuestion to Radhanath Swami: In spiritual circles they often talk of ‘bala’ or spiritual strength. What exactly is this spiritual strength?
Radhanath Swami Answers: What is spiritual strength? Spiritual strength is essentially the awakening of our soul. The soul is part and parcel of Krishna, who is all-powerful. Spiritual strength is the sincere ability to overcome the illusions and the distractions of maya. Spiritual strength protects us from engaging in sinful activities and egoistic activities. Spiritual strength is the power of God; spiritual strength essentially is the mercy of Krishna.

daivi hy esa guna-mayi
mama maya duratyaya

Material nature is very strong. Maya is very strong. But Krishna tells us that one who surrenders unto him can easily cross beyond it. So spiritual strength is the mercy of God. And how do we access that mercy? By associating with the Lord – through his name, through his devotees, and through his divine service.


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