The Lord is eternally above all of these struggles in the material world, and people need to be conscious of Him. And that’s the duty of the devotees, is their bringing this consciousness to people. They don’t have this consciousness. They’re very much focussed on the struggle in the material world. So they need, like Gajendra, to come to understand that sometimes you’re going to win, sometimes you’re going to lose…but if you take shelter of Kṛṣṇa you’re the real winner. You’re the real victor. Because Kṛṣṇa is the only one who can give the complete shelter, no-one else.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK