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Question: What qualities do we need to develop in our devotional life to have this kind of affection that Kuntī devī had for Lord Kṛṣṇa in her family life?

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Jayapatākā Swami: That is why we need association with pure devotees. Maybe by reading these prayers of Queen Kuntī we get her association. These things are very rare. In the ordinary world, these ideas don’t even come to the mind. People naturally think of their external worldly relationships. So that is why the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is so important to hear. It teaches us how, there is this whole other way of thinking that we are not the body, but we are the eternal spirit soul, and that our eternal relationship is with Kṛṣṇa not with these bodily relations.