(Click to enlarge photo of Krishna-Balarama Mandir, circa 1976)
"My heart has become very joyful upon seeing the progress in Vrindaban construction. When this Vrindaban Temple is completed, it will be a great boon to our Krishna Consciousness Movement and devotees from all over the world will come to see Krishna and Balarama."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, February 18, 1973)
"Anyone who can stay permanently is welcome. I want that as many devotees stay permanently and become Brijabasis. That will be very inspiring."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, November 9, 1975)
"In our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement we therefore invite all the elderly persons of the world to come to Vṛndāvana and stay there in retired life, making advancement in spiritual consciousness, Kṛṣṇa consciousness."
(Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.5.5, Purport)