Prabhupada: Because they are less intelligent, therefore they don't care for death even, neither they have got any idea what is going to happen after death. Formerly, people were afraid of committing sin. They knew that "After death, I will have to suffer." Now, at the present moment, the rascals are so daring, they do not care what is sin, what is going to happen next life. They do not care. That means less intelligent.
Dr. Copeland: What's going to happen to you in the next life?
Prabhupada: My life? According to sastra, if we have actually developed Krsna consciousness, we are going to Krsna.
Dr. Copeland: And you are.
Prabhupada: I may not, [laughs] but they will go. [laughter] And even it is a failure, then the next life he is guaranteed human life and very nice life.
Room Conversation with Dr. Copeland, Professor of Modern Indian History — May 20, 1975, Melbourne