The time is very dangerous. And still, in this dangerous time . . . Just like in epidemic conditions where people are being contaminated and dying, still, the doctors appointed by the government have to go into the epidemic area and try to treat the persons and save them. Our duty is like that. The whole atmosphere is epidemic—whole atmosphere, this Kali-yuga. And still, by the superior orders, we have to preach this Krishna consciousness movement.
Therefore our only shelter is Krishna. Krsna, krsna, krsna, krsna, krsna, krsna, raksa mam. [“O Lord Krishna, please protect me.” (Cc Madhya 7.96)] Very dangerous position. . . . Nobody is safe. So we have to deal with persons very carefully, and at the same time, we have to push our missionary activities.
—Srila Prabhupada, talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.2.1–5, January 6, 1971, Calcutta