SB 1.8 - "Let the calamities happen again and again"

Kuntī wished that all these calamities would happen again and again so that they could see Kṛṣṇa again and again, for seeing Him meant they would no longer see repeated births and deaths. Kṛṣṇa had saved the Pāṇḍavas continuously which extended beyond the battle of Kurukṣetra. With Yudhiṣṭhira in power, Kuntī was still afraid that Kṛṣṇa would leave them. Thus she illuminates a relationship with Kṛṣṇa deeper than merely ‘God, the remover of dangers’. Instead she points to a higher realization in which exalted devotees desire not protection and an anxiety free life bereft of Kṛṣṇa’s association but even a life of trial if such trials keep them in Kṛṣṇa’s association. To give benefit, Kṛṣṇa destroys unsteadiness caused by intoxication with material comfort by giving the ointment of dangers arising out of His mercy. Generally the distressed, the needy, the intelligent and the inquisitive, who have performed pious activities, worship the Lord to get out of misery. The impious do not approach the Lord being misled by the illusory energy.

Constantly remembering the lotus feet of the Lord means preparing for liberation from birth and death. The material world is full of calamities and the foolish prepare plans to adjust these calamities. The duty of the sane is to be undisturbed by these problems and make progress in spiritual realization. All calamities of life are like dreams – like a person crying out in a dream thinking a tiger is swallowing him. One who has taken shelter of the boat of the lotus feet of the Lord can cross over the ocean of material miseries as easily as one leaps over the holes made by the hoofs of a calf. Kṛṣṇa’s association dims the value of peace, pales the worth of material security, and nullifies what most people consider the goal: life without anxiety.