The entire TOVP Team wishes to publicly take this opportunity to recognize and thank the managers and devotees of the worldwide BBT/BBTI for their cooperation and service to the TOVP project since its beginnings in 2009. To date over $1.7 million has been given by the BBT/BBTI to the project, a most significant amount.
Many devotees are unaware of the financial commitment made by the BBT/BBTI to fund the construction of the TOVP. This is in accordance with Srila Prabhupada’s instructions that the BBT utilize the profits from the sales of his books to fund temple construction and other projects throughout the world. It is most laudable that this directive of Srila Prabhupada has been maintained and such a large financial commitment has been directed to the TOVP year after year. We could not have come to the point of our current construction without these funds. And based on future financial projections we feel we will realize our common goal to together celebrate the Grand Opening of the TOVP during Gaur Purnima 2022.
But none of this would have been possible without the blood, sweat and tears of the dedicated book distributors worldwide who made these funds possible in the first place by the distribution of millions of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Without their sacrifices there would be no lakshmi to disburse. Their service is most glorious and integral to the purpose of the TOVP. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
It is this mood of cooperation and unity to serve Srila Prabhupada which is pleasing to him and which strengthens our purpose and resolve as an Institution and also gives us each individually a taste of the nectar for which we are always anxious. Let us all continue to increasingly move forward in this single-minded fashion and become instruments for the glory of Sridhama Mayapur and the TOVP and the subsequent re-spiritualization of humanity, liberating one and all in the glorious sankirtan movement.
“You must allow Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to rise more and more so that this sun, moonshine, may be distributed all over the world. That is wanted. Therefore this temple is situated. Of course, we shall try to construct a very nice temple for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This morning we were thinking of this. So from this place, this moon, Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, will distribute. Sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam. The Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Hare Krsna movement… Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. This is spoken by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.
Srila Prabhupada – Lecture on Sri CC Adi 1.6 — March 30, 1975, Mayapur