While prosecuting spiritual life, we should be very cautious to not have circumstances take our attention away from what our purpose is. We should stay fixed in our purpose: vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana. What is that purpose? That buddhi is Krishna's happiness. We are the servant. Krishna is the master. We want to be situated in our relationship of servant unto the master.
Adapted from a lecture given by Srila Romapada Swami on SB 5.8.1-11, The Pastimes of Bharata Maharaja – Part 2, in March 2011