Karma and Krsna

However much karma-phala you have, tolerate. Everyone must suffer the results of their past deeds. Some people suffer so much, that they think, “I will commit suicide.” But if you were suffering in life, do you really think you will be any happier in death? You will only suffer more. Therefore, tolerate everything, and engage in serious worship of Sri Krsna. Your previous karma will then quickly be finished and at the end of your life, you can achieve Sri Krsna.

02 May 2017
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