CC Madhya 16.257

eta mate kari’ kailuṅ gauḍere gamana
sahasreka saṅge haila nija-bhakta-gaṇa
Word for word: 
eta — such; mate — decision; kari’ — making; kailuṅ — I did; gauḍere — to Bengal; gamana — going; sahasreka — thousands of men; saṅge — with Me; haila — there were; nija-bhakta-gaṇa — My own devotees.
Translation: 
“Thus I went to Bengal, but thousands of devotees began to follow Me.