The trials and tribulations that Sri Shankar Dev faced, throughout his life on the planet were many. Yet he faced these situations head on and displayed the characteristics of a pure devotee.
We often take life for granted. This is because we are unaware of how life operates. We do not know anything about the switch that turns life one. If we are to be in control of life, we need to know, the aspect that needs maximum attention in order that life is conducted well.