Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: Knot Between Matter And Spirit
So everyone is suffering or enjoying the resultant action of his karma. Yas tv indra-gopam athavendram aho sva-karma-bandhanurupa. Bandhana. As he’s bound up by the resultant action of karma… Bandhanurupa-phala-bhajanam ata… They are getting different results of their karma. It is very easy to understand. But for the devotees it is said, karmani nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhajam [Bs. 5.54], those who have taken to Krsna consciousness in devotional service, their karma is cut off. There is no resultant action. Just like you know chick peas. Chick peas, if you sow on the ground, it will fructify into a plant. But the same chick pea, if it is fried and you sow on the ground, it will not fructify. So our karma should be fried up by devotional service. Then it will not produce any result. And Krsna also says in the Bhagavad-gita, aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami. So there is no resultant action of a devotee’s activity. Therefore here it is said, ksiyante ca asya karmani. Unless you have completely finished your resultant action of karma, you cannot be promoted to the spiritual world. You have to accept a type of material body so long karma will go on.