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Grace of God Alone Is the Source of Constant Strength – Periyava

The process of developing detachment from objects of affection – changing over from raga to vairagya – should start when we are still in the full enjoyment of our senses.

When a dispute is settled, not by the judgment of a court, but by agreement, the parties to the dispute part as friends. Similarly, we must mentally become ripe and get ourselves detached from our attachments.

For that purpose we require the grace of Ishwara. Sri Shankara Bhagavat pada, in his Shivananda Lahari prayed to Ishwara to save him with his grace or mercy without minding his disqualifications.

Let us each pray to Ishwara to bless us with His grace, for that alone will accompany the soul and be a source of constant strength.

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Mahaswamiji  (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994), or the Sage of Kanchi or Maha Periyavar, was the 68th Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.