The thing is that we don’t forget Kṛṣṇa. So in the face of difficulty, but somehow Kṛṣṇa gave His causeless mercy, although I have no devotional purity, but so He was kind enough to allow me to remember Him, and pray to Him. Because that’s the ultimate test, whenever we leave the body, if we can somehow remember Kṛṣṇa… I hope… Somehow … I’m here…I’m still living in this body… I just hope that whenever I have to leave this body I can remember Kṛṣṇa. The Vasinavas bless me that I can remember Kṛṣṇa then. We don’t know what’s going to happen. Some devotees, whether they leave by cancer, or they leave by old age or whether it’s falling asleep at the driving wheel because you’re not careful. You know, we have to learn to become more and more conscious of Kṛṣṇa at every circumstance.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK