Two Things Parikshit Was Without Towards The End Of Life

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's pastimes]“Even at the risk of death such a devotee is never bereft of the transcendental loving service of the Lord. A glorious example of this ecstatic love was exhibited by King Parikshit when he was at the point of death. Although he was bereft of his entire kingdom, which spread over all the world, and although he was accepting not even a drop of water in the seven days remaining to him, because he was engaged in hearing the transcendental pastimes of the Lord from Shukadeva Gosvami, he was not in the least distressed.” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 37)

Loss is an inevitable part of life, but who actually has an easy time dealing with it? Death and taxes – they are assured. As soon as there is birth, there must come an end to the life that started. That is simply the way things are. Nothing can be…

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