“After death I have no freedom to choose where I shall be reborn, because that is determined by (my previous) deeds. The force of my non-virtuous deeds is very strong, and the force of my virtuous deeds very weak. If I fall into the fearful abyss of the unfortunate realms, how shall I bear the suffering?”
From The Essence of Nectar – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru
As translated in: The Essence of Nectar by Yeshe Tsondru. Translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin with Benjamin and Deborah Alterman. Library of Tibetan Work and Archives.