Question: In NOD we read about how devotional service gives klesagni and removes all material distress. But we see that devotees practicing devotional service face all kinds of distress. How do we understand this?

Jayapataka Swami:  Generally, what we should get from our karmas is greatly reduced by the mercy of Lord Krsna and we only get a small portion of that. Also, He gives us spiritual pleasure in spite of some external difficulties. So devotees, they don’t really suffer...