“Devotees solely engaged in the devotional service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana, never fear any condition of life. For them the heavenly planets, liberation and the hellish planets are all the same, for such devotees are interested only in the service of the Lord.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 6.17.28)
न कुतश्चन बिभ्यति
na kutaścana bibhyati
1. The heavenly planets
This is the reward for pious behavior. When you see a person growing up in a family following the Vedic tradition perform some ritual in their house, when they fast on a certain day, when they give in charity to specific people at a specific time of the year – the purpose is most often to accumulate pious credits.
These are known as sukriti in Sanskrit. You can use the comparison to an indoor…
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