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"Of course, my students, they offer me so much respect, but all these respects are due to my spiritual master. I am nothing.
I am just like peon. Just like peon delivers one letter. He is not responsible for what is written in that letter. He is not responsible for what is written in that letter. He simply delivers. But a peon's duty is that he must sincerely carry out the order of the postmaster and deliver the letter to the proper person. That is their duty. Similarly, this paramparā system is like that."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Hamburg, September 5, 1969)