(Srila Prabhupada in his room at the Radha Damodara temple, Vrindavan, 1972)
Prabhupāda: You cannot say that "I have become Sudāmā." No. You have to follow the footsteps of Sudāmā. "I have become Mother Yaśodā." No. You have to follow the footsteps of Mother Yaśodā. That is real position. And as soon as you say, "I am Yaśodā," "I am Su...," then it is as good as the Māyāvādīs say "I am God." You see? So dāsa-dāsānudāsa. That process should be followed.
Devotee (2): Suppose someone is satisfied simply being related with the spiritual master.
Prabhupāda: That is everyone's business. Everyone's business. That is not a particular taste. That is the duty of all devotees.
Devotee: Śrīla Prabhupāda, you are like Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta. You are a devotee of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: I am not Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta. My Guru Mahārāja is Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa...
Devotee: Well, we would say that you were.
Prabhupāda: No, no, no. My Guru Mahārāja is Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta. I am simply trying to carry his order. That's all. I am not Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa-dūta.
Devotee: But we have become your followers.
Prabhupāda: That is your duty. Dāsānudāsa. That is the process.
Devotee: Somebody else might become a follower of a devotee of Lakṣmī-Nārāyaṇa.
Prabhupāda: It is not that I am directly connected with Kṛṣṇa or Viṣṇu. I am directly connected with my spiritual master, and my business is to carry out his order. That's all. If I can do that well, that is my purpose. That's all.
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Gorakhpur, February 10, 1971)