Srimad Bhagavatam 10.86.39 - Principles of Receiving Guests (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sa-bharyo ’vanije muda
After bringing mats of grass and darbha straw and seating his guests upon them, he greeted them with words of welcome. Then he and his wife washed their feet with great pleasure.
To provide even this simple welcome, Srutadeva had to go next door to his neighbors and borrow extra mats. This insight is provided by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti.