Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.3.26.




vam  vimrsya  sudhiyo  bhagavaty  anante

sarvatmana  vidadhate  khalu  bhava-yogam

te  me  na  dandam  arhanty  atha  yady amisam

syat  patakam  tad  api  hanty  urugaya-vadah.

evam  =  thus;

vimrsya  =  considering;

su - dhiyah  =  those whose intelligence is sharp;

bhagavati  =  unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead;

anante  =  the unlimited;

sarva  atmana  =  with all their heart and soul;

vidadhate  =  take to;

khalu  =  indeed;

bhava-yogam  =  the process of devotional service;

te  =  such persons;

me  =  my;

na  =  not;

dandam  =  punishment;

arhanti  =  deserve;

atha  =  therefore;

yadi  =  if;

 amisam  =  of them;

syat  =  there is;

patakam  =  some sinful activity;

tat  =  that;

api  =  also;

hanti  =  destroys;

urugaya-vadah  =  the chanting of the holy name of the Supreme Lord.

Considering all these points, therefore, intelligent men decide to solve all problems by adopting the devotional service of chanting the holy name of the Lord, who is situated in everyone’s heart and who is a mine of all auspicious qualities. Such persons are not within my jurisdiction for punishment. Generally they never commit sinful activities, but even if by mistake or because of bewilderment or illusion they sometimes commit sinful acts, they are protected from sinful reactions because they always chant the  Lord's Name.

To be continued  ....