(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Prabhupada in Vrindavan, October, 1977)
Prabhupāda: Generally people do not like to die. But I will be very glad to die if Kṛṣṇa wants. This is... And I shall stay with you. I have no objection either way. But I am not afraid of death. That much strength I have got. Why shall I be afraid? There is no cause of... (devotees enter and offer obeisances)
Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. Bhakta-sane bās. Such a great opportunity. You are all pure devotees. To live with you and to die while you are chanting, such a great fortune. So there is no question of being afraid of death. Hmm?
Devotee (2): Yes. Of course, we have our preference.
Prabhupāda: I have no objection. I have no... Whatever His desire is, I... (break)
(Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation, Vrindavan, May 28, 1977)