World War III
Srutakirti das: There was a big conversation that one morning walk about World War III. So the devotees, everyone got real close and started probing, and Prabhupada said the war would start between India and Pakistan. Then Prabhupada said after the war the preaching would be very good. The devotees were saying, "What should we do? Should we start the farm?" Prabhupada was saying yes and he said, "But we don't care." He looked up into the sky and he said, "We'll just look up and when we see the bomb, Here comes Krishna.'"
The same thing in Mayapur when the snake was there. He said, "We don't care. If Krishna wants to save you, no one can kill you. If Krishna wants to kill you, no one can save you." So he didn't express any concern on our part, but it was in reference to preaching, how the war would affect preaching and how it would be better after the war, not that we were afraid of the war or death.
Reference: Following Srila Prabhupada – A Chronological Series
Author: Yadubara Dasa