Srila Prabhupada: Hm. Just like our Radha-Damodara temple, it was established... This temple was established by Jiva Gosvami. He was
brahmacari. So how these gosvamis, they are worshiping? He had no sons. It was... The temple was established by him, but the worship was
transferred to the grhasthas bhakta. So they are doing by generation. All these Vrndavana temples, Govindaji temple, Radha-Ramana temple,
Radha-Damodara. Radha-Ramana temple, he was also brahmacari, Gopala Bhatta. He did not marry. Jiva Gosvami was brahmacari. Sanatana
Gosvami and Rupa Gosvami, they sannyasis. So how these grhasthas got this seva? They were disciples, grhasthas. So grhastha disciples were
meant for worshiping Deity. And others, they are meant for preaching. This is the primary principle. So if you are engaged in preaching...
Deity worship, it must be done in scheduled time, this time, this time, this time. Then that is very difficult for you. Caitanya Mahaprabhu did not do that. He was traveling alone, preaching, preaching. So it will be great burden to carry Deity. But in preaching work, when you are many, you are carrying Deity in the bus. That is good, there are others, some nice engage, that is temple life. But personally if you carry some Deity, it will be troublesome. It will be
hampering your preaching work.
Devotee: What about in the temples, when we're visiting the temples? The temples we're visiting now... That book that Jayatirtha was making on Deity worship following from the Hari-bhakti-vilasa, he told me he is making on your order to make a standard of Deity worship. That is the standard we should be advising the temples to follow?
Srila Prabhupada: Yes. Make it simplified. At the present moment, especially in the Western countries, it is not possible to follow very elaborate
program, but what I have given already, that is sufficient, six times worshiping, arati, just like here going on, just like the same program. Not to make it difficult thing, because with the advancement of Kali-yuga, more difficulties are coming. So simple, things should be simplified. That is wanted. (break) Go on preaching from one place to another, another place. Maha-vicalanam. Mahatmas should walk. Vicalanam, "movement." Just like I was in Vrndavana. If I had not moved, then this movement would not have been started. Because I moved at the age of seventy years, something is now tangible. So similarly, every sannyasi should move from place to place. Parivrajakacarya, that is... Acarya means teacher, and parivraja, movement...
So in the above conversation, again we see Srila Prabhupada telling us to keep the Deity program, simplified,and "what I have given already, that is sufficient" .
There was never any instruction to worship any of his books. And this conversation is during the period that the deity worship book was being made. There is no mention in that book, of book puja.