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(Srila Prabhupada alone in New York City, early 1966)

"So we should not be disturbed by the dangers of this material world. If we are actually Kṛṣṇa conscious, we should face the danger and depend on Kṛṣṇa. Avaśya rakhibe kṛṣṇa viśvāsa pālana (Śaraṇāgati). This is called surrender, that 'I may be in danger, but Kṛṣṇa... I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. He must save me.' Keep this faith. Don't be disturbed when you are in danger, because this world is such... Padaṁ padaṁ vipadām (SB 10.14.58). Every step there is danger. Just like we are walking on the street—immediately there is some pinprick, thorn. And by pinprick of that thorn, it may become a boil; it may become dangerous. So even by walking on the street, by talking on the street, by eating our food, there... And in English it is said, 'There is many dangers between the cup and the lip.'

So you should always remember that this material world is simply full of dangers. If you think that 'We are very safe; we are very expert; we have made this world very happy,' then you are fool number one. Padaṁ padaṁ yad vipadām. But if you take shelter of Kṛṣṇa, these dangers are nothing. That Kuntī will say, that vimocitā. Vimocitā means released from the danger. Ahaṁ. Sahātmajā... So this is the study of Kṛṣṇa, that if you become Kṛṣṇa conscious, a sincere servant of Kṛṣṇa, don't be agitated by the dangerous condition of this material world. You simply depend on Kṛṣṇa, and He'll save you."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Mayapur, October 3, 1974)
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We Should Face the Danger