“When there is a big disaster, people start to have reality checks. What did we do wrong? People start to become introspective when there are disasters and problems. That’s an opportunity for the people who are well grounded in their spiritual life, in their Krishna consciousness to be able to promote KC.
We need a more spiritual world. It’s too much of a one sided world, too much materialism. It needs to be balanced. So, Srila Prabhupada was trying to promote this balance deal of a spiritual life with a responsible householder to show and have role models on how to have a spiritually oriented Grihasta life, family life and to promote that to the neighbors, friends, work colleagues and other acquaintances.
We see here in this examples here in the Bhagvatam that different problems in life, we try to avoid them by having a balanced Krishna conscious life by studying families, by dedicated renounced people, everyone serving together in a cooperative society to please Srila Prabhupada, Lord Chaitanya and Krishna.”HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture: Srimad Bhagavatam