kantha-karangiya mora kangala bhakta-gana
vrndavane aile tandera kariha palana
kantha—torn quilt; karangiya—a small waterpot; mora—My; kangala—poor; bhakta-gana—devotees; vrndavane aile—when they come to Vrndavana; tandera—of all of them; kariha palana—take care.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu told Sanatana Gosvami, "All My devotees who go to Vrndavana are generally very poor. They each have nothing with them but a torn quilt and a small waterpot. Therefore, Sanatana, you should give them shelter and maintain them."
Following in the footsteps of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, we have constructed temples both in Vrndavana and Mayapur, Navadvipa, just to give shelter to the foreign devotees coming from Europe and America. Since the Hare Krsna movement started, many Europeans and Americans have been visiting Vrndavana, but they have not been properly received by any asrama or temple there. It is the purpose of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness to give them shelter and train them in devotional service. There are also many tourists eager to come to India to understand India's spiritual life, and the devotees in our temples both in Vrndavana and in Navadvipa should make arrangements to accommodate them as far as possible.
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