Principles of Receiving Guests

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.86.39 - Principles of Receiving Guests (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.86.39
trna-pitha-brsisv etan
 anitesupavesya sah
 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.