Karma - Shrimad Devi Bhagwat Puran
The fruits of Karma are to be exhausted - Shrimad Devi Bhagwat Purana
The fruits of karma (Good or Bad) have to be incurred and exhausted. This is advice of Guru of Gods, Rishi Brahaspati. He is saying in Shrimad Devi Bhagwat Purana that the fruits of actions cannot be eliminated. The consequences of good and bad deeds have to be borne for them to get exhausted. The misfortunes encountered in life are an indication of bad deeds being destroyed whereas happier times signify the utilisation of earnings of good deeds.
Srimad Devi Bhagwat Hindi - Gitapress Gorakhpur
Advice of Shukracharya to Demons
Shukracharya is the guru of demons. He too is giving similar advice to his disciples, the demons, that, the ill effects of bad deeds have to be borne in the current life for them to be exhausted.
At one stage Shukracharya says that he will protect the demons by his mantras but in the very next statement, he contradicts himself and says that the demons will have to go to the nether world (Pataal Lok) after being defeated by the gods as the consequences of the deeds cannot be averted.
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