In both the auspicious and the inauspicious events of life, there are divine messages to be understood: the reality of material life, the reality of the spiritual world and the lessons of how we can achieve the platform of liberation.
In every situation, we must learn to be very humble and cry out for the mercy of God. Whether people are wealthy, whether they are big in society, they are all prisoners. Factually, the whole world is under the subjugation illusion, which is simply controlling us. So, if we want real freedom, we have to protect ourselves by chanting God’s names and by having our mind fixed on the goal of going back to God.
-by Radhanath Swami