August 7, 2017

The capacity for spiritual strength to carry out service comes from Balarama. That is what His name means; “Bala” means strength, spiritual strength. Through His mercy and through Radha’s mercy, we become inspired to carry out the service. We cannot do without strength. That’s obvious. We get tossed around by waves of material energy really easy. We need strength and we need direction that comes from Balarama, the original spiritual master.

Adapted from a lecture by HH Romapada Swami on Lord Balarama’s appearance day in Chicago, August 2014.