So, not only for Prahlada Maharaja, anyone in this material world who offers his obeisances before the Deity, don't think it is useless. It is taken into account. Therefore Krnna advises, if you cannot do anything, you do four things, man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg. 18.65]. At least come before Me, just like we do. We come in the temple, and offer our obeisances. It is so easy to go back to home back to Godhead. It is not very difficult task at all. If you cannot do anything, if you cannot read books, if you cannot understand philosophy, if your behavior is not on the standard, still if you simply offer your obeisances before the Deity you make progress. You make progress. Undoubtedly.In the Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu you will find it that this worshiping method, come to the temple, offer obeisances, just like these boys, they are playing mrdangas, they are playing cymbals, dancing, every item is taken into account. Every item. Not that it is going futile. No. That is Krnna consciousness, that is bhakti-marga, sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat. Simply by playing on the cymbal, on the khol, taking little caranamrta, everything in detail there is in the Nectar of Devotion, you have read. So the foolish person, they do not take care. They think they are very much advanced, they have no need to attend arati, or to play on the mrdanga or cymbal, but that is not fact. So many items are there given by the acaryas. If not this, you do this, you do that, you do that, hundreds of items. Take any one of them and you'll be benefited. This is arcana-marga. There are many foolish person, they make propaganda, "There is no need of going to the temple." That is another rascaldom. Because if you come to the temple, you get so many facilities to make advance in spiritual life. This is our mission. We are opening, spending so much money for opening gorgeous temple. It is not new thing. This is very, very old, coming by parampara system. There are many thousands of temples in India, very old, five thousand, three thousand years old. Why? The acaryas wanted to give facility to the common man to enter into spiritual life. That is the idea.
Srila Prabhupada in a class on Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.5—Mayapur, February 12, 1976