After lunch, a meeting of the Andhra lovers was held, during which Kodury Krishna Rao expressed his desire to commission a statue of Baba for Kovvur. Baba remarked to him, “Install me in your heart! What will you gain by having a statue built?”
Kodury replied, “The statue will serve as a medium to keep you in my heart. Physically I am away from you, so for me the statue will be a representation of you. By gazing at it I will ever keep you in my heart. Besides, it is not for me alone. For innumerable others, it will be a medium of remembrance of you. From it we will have the inspiration to love you more.”
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 15, p. 5155.