The danger or the difficulty is over, then people tend to forget the Lord. And they concentrate on their materialistic activities. But here we see in Gajendra that in the different prayers, that he’s saying that, “If I get out of this danger, then I don’t want to remain in ignorance anymore. I don’t want to remain just in materialistic consciousness anymore. Please bless me that I can actually be not only liberated from this danger, but that I can be liberated from the material ignorance, and that I be situated in Your eternal relationship. This is the special teaching of the Bhāgavat.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK