Through the intelligence, through the important teachings, just how Gajendra, he used the situation to shelter of Kṛṣṇa, similarly we should use every circumstance that happens to just surrender more and more to Kṛṣṇa. Sometimes it takes a very heavy situation, like the one of Gajendra where it is a life-and-death circumstance to force one to surrender and become serious about devotional service. Why should we wait for such a difficult situation? There is danger at every step. Better to surrender right away. Why delay?
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK