Question: What is the connection between weight training, will-power, determination and spiritual aspiration?

Sri Chinmoy: They can all go together. Determination is on the physical plane, vital plane and mental plane. People may think that will-power is in the mind, and to some extent this is true. But real will-power comes from the soul, the God-representative on earth. Spiritual aspiration encompasses both determination and will-power. On the one hand, we get determination and will-power as a result of aspiration. On the other hand, birthless and deathless aspiration itself actually embodies the will-power of the soul as well as the determination of the physical, mind and vital.