"So my dear boys and girls, about six years ago I came to your country single-handed, with this pair of cymbals. Now you are so many chanting Hare Krishna. That is my success. It was the prediction of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu: prthivite ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara hoibe mora nama. Lord Caitanya desired that 'In all the towns, in as many towns and villages as there are on the surface of the globe, My name will be broadcast.' He is Krishna Himself, svayam krsna krsna caitanya-namine, simply changing His name as Krishna Caitanya. So His prediction will never go in vain. That's a fact. So my plan was that 'I shall go to America. America is the leading country of the world. If I can convince younger generation of America, they will take up.' I am old man. I came here at the age of seventy years, now I am seventy-six. So my warning is already there. In nineteen hundred and seventy-one, I had a severe heart attack. You know, all. So the mission of Caitanya Mahaprabhu is now in your hands. You are American boys and girls, very intelligent and graced by Krishna. You are not poverty-stricken. You have enough resources, prestige. Everything materially, you are all well-equipped. If you kindly take this Krishna consciousness movement seriously, your country will be saved, and the whole world will be saved."

(Srila Prabhupada, airport arrival lecture, May 18, 1972)
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