“Kṛṣṇa is living everywhere, that is the vision of the higher devotees. Actually He’s living, but still, because we are in the lower condition, we should know that, “Here is Kṛṣṇa in the temple.” Kṛṣṇa is everywhere, but for us, because we have no such vision to see Kṛṣṇa anywhere and everywhere, therefore we should come here in the temple and see Kṛṣṇa, “Here is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa has kindly appeared here in a manner in which I can see Him. That is Kṛṣṇa’s mercy.” That is temple.” — Los Angeles, April 29, 1973