These temples, they are just like oasis in the desert for the conditioned souls to quench the thirst of
their desire for real happiness.
—— Letter by Srila Prabhupada to Ksirodakasayi, (29 January, 1973)

This Krishna consciousness temple is the hospital for the diseased spirit soul. And everyone is
diseased. Come to this hospital. We shall take care of you and cure your material disease.
———-Srila Prabhupada, Auckland(April 14, 1972)