(Click to enlarge photo of Srila Prabhupada and devotees offering obeisances, Dallas, 1975)
"You have to give up this body. Why don't you give it up for the highest cause? Highest cause. This is the highest cause, spiritual realization. Somebody's offering his body for country's cause. Somebody's offering body for the society's cause. Or somebody's offering body for theft case or some murdering case. We have, everyone has to offer his body at the end. But the man who sacrifices this body for the purpose of self-realization, he's the most intelligent man."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, New York, April 5, 1966)