“In the Caitanya Caritamrita, it is mentioned that three things can help us advance in Krishna Consciousness very quickly:
1. The Dust of the Lotus Feet of the Devotees.
2. The Water which has washed the feet of the Devotees.
3. The remnants of their Prasadam.
In India since sannyasis’ bodies should not be touched by everyone and not at all by women, the wooden shoes of the sannyasi are often kept for disciples to touch. Ladies could also get dust from the Gurus feet from his shoes without actually touching the body of the spiritual master.
Even today we get the dust from Srila Prabhupada’s lotus feet from His Divine Grace’s shoe remnants.”HH Jayapataka Swami From the book: Vaishnava Vani
Courtesy: Mathuradesh Publications