Madhya-līlāChapter 1: The Later Pastimes of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 1.224

yāra sańge cale ei loka lakṣa-koṭi

vṛndāvana-yātrāra e nahe paripāṭī


yāra — of whom; sańgein the company; cale — follow; ei — these; loka — people; lakṣa-koṭi — hundreds and thousands; vṛndāvana-yātrāra — of going to Vṛndāvana; e — this; nahe — not; paripāṭī — method.


"Dear Lord, You are going to Vṛndāvana with hundreds and thousands of people following You, and this is not a fitting way to go on a pilgrimage."


Sometimes, for business purposes, large crowds of men are taken to different places of pilgrimage, and money is collected from them. That is a very lucrative business, but Rūpa and Sanātana Gosvāmīs, expressing their opinion in the presence of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu, disapproved of such crowded pilgrimages. Actually when Lord Caitanya visited Vṛndāvana, He visited it alone and accepted a servant only at His devotees' request. He never visited Vṛndāvana with crowds of people for a commercial purpose.

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