Prabhupāda: Because you are maintaining the temple as private. So make nice clothes, decorations.
Gaurasundara: Yes, we are doing. We have . . .
Prabhupāda: High place. There is no need of big . . . (indistinct) . . . Deity is small Kṛṣṇa or big Kṛṣṇa, the same thing. When Kṛṣṇa was child on the lap of His mother, the same Kṛṣṇa killed Pūtanā. And when He was killing other demons in His young age, the same. Avyaya. He does not change. Acyuta. These are the names of Kṛṣṇa, you'll . . . So it does not make any difference. So you have got small Deity. Very nicely . . . So you can bathe Them nicely, decorate Them nicely, give Them . . . And big Deity, it will be difficult to handle. Better keep this Deity and increase the devotional. That will be . . . More time devoted for taking class, for cleansing the . . . About Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam consider. That is main business.
- arcāyām eva haraye
- pūjāṁ yaḥ śraddhayehate
- na tad-bhakteṣu cānyeṣu
- sa bhaktaḥ prākṛtaḥ smṛtaḥ
- (SB 11.2.47)
If you simply worship the Deity in gorgeous way but do not preach, see to the interest of devotees and other common men, then you'll remain in the prākṛta state, material stage. You should go further: see the interest of ordinary people, how they are understanding Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Tad-bhakteṣu. To give worship to the guru and honor them. Simply to worship Deity is material platform. Gṛhasthas, we want, this preaching. And not like ordinary. Big Deity worship . . . (indistinct—much background noise) Kṛṣṇa will help by taking class, teaching . . . (indistinct) . . . And practise what we preach. Purified program. Govinda dāsī is not willing to live with you?
Gaurasundara: No. I think she's . . . I have heard that she's married again. But anyway, she has not been in touch with me.
Prabhupāda: Oh. Never mind. These are all material things. It should be more than that. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness means forgetting material things, coming to Kṛṣṇa. Now forget your past misdeed and take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness gradually.