“What if people don’t want to hear our message?” Pradyumna asked.
“The people might not understand our message, but Krsna will be pleased,” Prabhupada replied.
“And that is our mission. They thought Jesus Christ’s mission was stopped. They killed him. But his mission was attained. He preached three years only, but so many followers. He pleased Krsna. We must not be disappointed that no one is hearing Krsna consciousness. We will say it to the moon and stars and all directions. We will cry in the wilderness, because Krsna is everywhere. We want to get a certificate from Krsna that, “This man has done something for Me.’ Not popularity. If a pack of asses says you are good, what is that? We have to please Krsna’s senses with purified senses.”
From Srila Prabhupada-lilamrita: A Visit to Boston, 1968