Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 49: Akrūra's Mission in Hastināpura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.49.24

svayaḿ kilbiṣam ādāya

tais tyakto nārtha-kovidaḥ

asiddhārtho viśaty andhaḿ

sva-dharma-vimukhas tamaḥ


svayam — for himself; kilbiṣam — sinful reaction; ādāya — taking on; taiḥ — by them; tyaktaḥ — abandoned; na — not; artha — the purpose of his life; kovidaḥ — knowing properly; asiddha — unfulfilled; arthaḥ — whose goals; viśatihe enters; andham — blind; sva — his own; dharmato the religious duty; vimukhaḥ — indifferent; tamaḥ — darkness (of hell).


Abandoned by his so-called dependents, ignorant of the actual goal of life, indifferent to his real duty, and having failed to fulfill his purposes, the foolish soul enters the blindness of hell, taking his sinful reactions with him.


It is sadly ironic that materialistic persons, who labor so assiduously to accumulate insurance, security, property and family, enter the darkness of hell equipped with nothing but the painful reactions of their sins. On the other hand, those who cultivate Kṛṣṇa consciousness, spiritual life, while apparently neglecting to accumulate property, a large family and so on, enter the next life enriched with many spiritual assets and thus enjoy the deep pleasures of the soul.

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