TEXT 39
sighra asiha, tahan na rahiha cira-kala
govardhane na cadiha dekhite 'gopala'
SYNONYMS
sighra—as soon as possible; asiha—return; tahan—there; na rahiha—do not remain; cira-kala—for a long time; govardhane—on Govardhana Hill; na cadiha—do not climb; dekhite gopala—to see the Gopala Deity.
TRANSLATION
"You should remain in Vrndavana for only a short time and then return here as soon as possible. Also, do not climb Govardhana Hill to see the Gopala Deity.
PURPORT
In his Amrta-pravaha-bhasya, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura advises that one avoid remaining in Vrndavana for a very long time. As the saying goes, "Familiarity breeds contempt." If one stays in Vrndavana for many days, he may fail to maintain proper respect for its inhabitants. Therefore those who have not attained the stage of spontaneous love for Krsna should not live in Vrndavana very long. It is better for them to make short visits. One should also avoid climbing Govardhana Hill to see the Gopala Deity. Since Govardhana Hill itself is identical with Gopala, one should not step on the hill or touch it with his feet. One may see Gopala when He goes elsewhere.

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