Srimad Bhagavatam 10.49.20-21 - In Transcendental Relationship there is no Termination (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Bhakti Rasamrita Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
kasyacit kenacit saha
rajan svenapi dehena
kim u jayatmajadibhih
In this world no one has any permanent relationship with anyone else, O King. We cannot stay forever even with our own body, what to speak of our wife, children and the rest.
ekah prasuyate jantur
eka eva praliyate
eko ’nubhunkte sukrtam
eka eva ca duskrtam
Every creature is born alone and dies alone, and alone one experiences the just rewards of his good and evil deeds.
The term anubhunkte is significant here. Bhunkte means “(the living being) experiences,” and anu means “following,” or “in sequence.” In other words, we experience happiness and distress according to the moral and spiritual quality of our activities. We are responsible for what we do. Dhrtarastra was falsely and obsessively attached to his evil-minded sons, forgetting that he alone would have to suffer for his imprudent behavior.