Brahmānanda: We are simply your puppets, Śrīla Prabhupāda. You're giving us the books.
Prabhupāda: No. We are all set of puppets of Kṛṣṇa. I am also puppet. (chuckles) Puppet. This is disciplic succession. We, we have to become puppet. That's all. As I am puppet of my Guru Mahārāja, if you become my puppet, then that is success. Our success is there when we become puppet of the predecessor. Tāṅdera caraṇa sevi bhakta sane vāsa (Nāma-saṅkīrtana 7).
To live in the society of devotees and to become puppet of the predecessor ācārya. This is success. So we are trying to do that, Kṛṣṇa consciousness society, and serve the predecessor. That's all. Harer nāma harer nāma . . . (CC Adi 17.21).
People will come. People will appreciate our propaganda. It will take some time.
Svarūpa Dāmodara: They are appreciating more now than a couple of years ago.
Prabhupāda: Yes, yes.