Kuntī said, “I want You only! I’m not afraid of difficulties. I have suffered. I’m the mother of these boys. I’m the wife of a rājā, but I had to undergo all these difficulties that none can be able to suffer like that. I suffered, but I don’t care. I care only for Your blessings. I just want Your blessings.” So the devotee is always suffering. Every devotee has suffered. Without suffering you cannot be a devotee. Look at Tukārāma, look at Narasī Mehatā, look at Tulsīdāsa, look at so many other devotees. All the devotees have suffered! Without suffering nobody has become a devotee. Actually if one wants to become a devotee he has to suffer. He must be straightforward, he must speak the truth, he should not care for the money or the wealth, or the power. He should care only for the blessings of the Lord.
— Śrīla Bhakti Vaibhava Purī Mahārāja