05-June-2012 QA4

Guruji, you said that sacrifice brings great strength to a person. But doesn’t one need inner strength in order to be able to sacrifice?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Yes, sacrifice brings great strength. And the inner strength needed to be able to make sacrifices comes from knowledge. Ignorance cannot give you the strength to sacrifice. That can come only through knowledge. Just observe this.
You heard this knowledge point a while ago and found strength and courage. Isn’t that so? This happens immediately, almost instantaneously.