We are somehow or other fallen by our conditioning and therefore everyone may have some weakness. But it is faith in the pure devotee that can give us the strength to try. We should at least try and not be defeated before we try.
There is a class of people that never go for spiritual life. They have already given up, already defeated before they begin. We should understand that by the mercy of the pure devotee everything is possible. We can get strength, we can get faith, we can get enthusiasm and we can do it!
Therefore we have to make that connection with a pure devotee and try to really follow the instructions of the pure devotee and become a pure devotee ourselves.
(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, Pretoria, South Africa, April 2011)