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This has always been one of my favorite stories, and has done much to increase my faith and understanding of deity worship in our temples.
…The brahmana youth returned to Vrndavana and began to pray to Gopala Krsna. “Dear Lord, You must come with me.” He was such a staunch devotee that he spoke to Krsna just as one would speak to a friend. He was not thinking that the Gopala was a mere statue or image, but he considered Him to be God Himself. Suddenly the Deity spoke to him:
“How do you think that I can go with you? I am a statue. I can’t go anywhere.”
“Well, if a statue can speak, he can also walk,” the boy replied.
The Story of Saksi-Gopala
By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada