(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 11 September 2013, Durban, South Africa, Lalita Sasti Lecture)
Prabhupada came to this world as a messenger and dedicated his whole life to being a messenger. He humbly requested us to be messengers so that we would assist him. He alone, of course, did more to spread the message than all of us are doing together. But still, everyone has to take something of the message and carry it a bit further along the way. He carried it with great steps in enormous quantities. We carry little drops of mercy. But something of a messenger we must be. That is the first principle.