The Sanyassi is the spiritual master of all ashrams, for example it is mentioned in the Chaitanya Bhagavata, it is mentioned that the sanyassi has no duty to bow down to anyone -it says…even if a son has taken sanyassa then his father must offer obeisances to him.
But it says that Lord Chaitanya says that He is bowing down to the Vaishnava…so see when we are dealing with Vaishnavas then suddenly it changes –
In Vrndavana you have that mood, in Vrndavana you can walk around with a danda but the Vraja Bhasis are not so impressed! Not as much as every where else – “Yeah yeah you have a danda, this that”…
it’s about bhakti
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur Nov 2010)