(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Prabhupada in New York City, 1966)
"Now, because it is my duty, I have brought some message for you people. Because I am ordered by superior, my spiritual master, that 'Whatever you have learned, you should go to the Western countries, and you must distribute this knowledge.' So in spite of all my difficulties, all my inconveniences, I am here because I am in duty. That is my personal convenience, if I go and sit down at Vrindavana, I shall be very comfortable there. And I'll be, I'll have no anxiety, nothing of the sort. You see? But I have taken all the risk in the old age because I am in duty-bound. I am in duty-bound. So I have to execute my duty in spite of all my inconveniences. That is the idea."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, New York, March 4, 1966)