We have to prepare our consciousness for service to Krsna both within and without the body. That’s what we are meant to accomplish in this life. Some of us may have to prepare to serve Krsna without this material body sooner than others, but we will all eventually have to face this reality. We should face the truth now and prepare ourselves to serve Krsna no matter what condition of life we are in.
LFD Vol.1, pg 312, Bhaktyaloka, Moscow