Three People Who Were Harassed By Family Members Because Of Their Devotion

Krishna's Mercy

[Prayers to Devaki's womb]“The demon harasses the devotee, even though the latter may happen to be his kin. Although Prahlada Maharaja was the son of Hiranyakashipu, he was nonetheless persecuted by his father; although Devaki, the mother of Krishna, was the sister of Kamsa, she and her husband Vasudeva were persecuted only because Krishna was to be born of them.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 4.8)

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There is the saying, “Blood is thicker than water.” However close you are with a friend, there is just something different about a close relative. Even if you haven’t talked to them in a while, you are there for them. At a moment’s notice you are ready to do whatever is necessary to help them. They are your family, after all.

Which makes the situation quite peculiar when there is devotional service involved. Bhakti-yoga is a way of life, and it is…

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