(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 13 March 2013, Mayapur, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.17)
The other day, I was reading some quotes of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura and they are still fresh in my mind so they are coming out on this day. He was describing how one of his disciples had spent his life savings to built this beautiful temple in Calcutta. Then Srila Bhaktisiddhanta continued and said, “Yes, this temple, made of cement and bricks is not the real temple. The real temple must be made in the heart.”
The heart must be made into the real temple and then he said that in order to achieve this, many books will have to be written. So Prabhupada did that! Many books were written and now, of course, many books must be distributed because this knowledge of the Bhagavata; this knowledge of Bhagavan, how to serve the Supreme Lord, that must be spread all over the world.