prabhupada was very emphatic on this point. The devotees were very thoughtful at that time. Then Prabhupad, he ended the class. There was just a heavy silence. No questions. That is it . He ended the class and said that Become cent percent Krishna conscious.” It was just like a death. It was like he saw silence that he could swim through it. Now Prabhupad was sitting there on, his raised Vyasasan and said,”Even if you are ninety percent Krishna conscious, Krishna is so kind.” It was still, Then he started to get down and when he was about half way down just as he was getting off the Vyasasan he turned to the devotees and said ,”Even eighty percent, he can be delivered.” He started walking out, then he turned and his chaddar fell off, I remember it was such a dramatic almost like you see in the movies, his chaddar flew like that and said “Even seventy percent.” He took his chaddar and threw it on his shoulder and raised his head and walked away. Srila Prabhupad Ki! But Prabhupad was trying to be hundred percent.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1985, October 1st, SB class @ New Talavan, USA