Lord Krishna: Protection of Lord Krishna

                                                                  Q. I've read that if we go back to Vaikuntha after this life, we will never come back to the material world. I think I have also read (or heard) that we were in the spiritual world before, but we were thrown in this material world because we misbehaved. How can you say that we will never come back here again? (Maybe we will misbehave again.)

                                                                  Q. The events in Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 1, Ch.12, refer to Arjuna going to Dwaraka to bring back all of Lord Krishna's wives after Lord Krishna's departure. It is said that Arjuna's weapon did not work. Why was Arjuna not able to protect the queens? Why were the wives who were great devotees of Krishna abducted during this attack?

                                                                  Q. Some burning questions and my problems brought me to Krishna Consciousness. Seeing a few devotees who extended themselves for help made me start practicing with a little faith. Now I am somewhat attached to those devotees deeply and feel big pain when I see them in pain. Sometimes I feel what kind of God is Krsna who is keeping His devotees in so much pain (sometimes physical or other problems) even after they have spent all their life worshiping His name. I find myself helpless and stuck not being able to help them anyway. And it shakes my faith as well. When we don't have anyone around in trouble, we have to fight alone having no choice. But when we take shelter, we want to be saved from the problems of life.

                                                                  Q. Even if a woman keeps serving her husband and family to the best of her ability, still she will not be protected by them at the time of need (as I felt from the story of Draupadi and Sita Devi from Mahabharata and Ramayana.) Then, why and how should I do my duties? What lesson I should take from these stories for my spiritual endeavors?