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.

HH Romapada Swami in Houston June 2010
February 10, 2014

Opposition in our devotional service is always going to be there. But when there is not just physical strength but spiritual strength, opposition can be overcome by the strength of Balaram.

Adapted from a lecture by His Holiness Romapada Swami entitled More pastimes of Dauji at Chinta Haran Ghat, Vrindavan Yatra,November 2013.