Sin: Sinful Tendencies

                                                                  Q. My question refers to the digest entitled, "Remembering Sufferings from Past Lives".  In your answers to questions #1 and #2, I couldn't understand what your position was on the connection between remembering our past misdeeds and ceasing similar, future misdeeds.  So, would you please reconcile what appeared to be a contradiction?

                                                                  Q. In your last mailing, you mentioned that bad thoughts and actions were the results of seeds of sinful activities committed in past lives. Could you please explain how to overcome them?

                                                                  Q. Part 1: Krishna says in BG "Surrender unto me and I'll take all your sins" but sometimes we see a devotee of Krishna also suffers. So please explain how karma affects a devotee (i.e. karma done in previous life, in this life and all future karmas).

                                                                  Complete surrender to Krishna destroys all stages of karma, both a priori and a posteriori, just as Krishna promises. In other words, a fully surrendered devotee is NOT AFFECTED by karma.