Lord Chaitanya explains that he is the gardener and he is the tree of the sankirtan movement. And from the main trunk of Lord Chaitanya various other bigger trunks like Nityananda, Advaita, Gadadhara come out. And then so many branches have come and then so many branchlets and twigs and so on. So, Prabhupada explained that we are one of the branches of Lord Chaitanya’s tree and under this branch there are so many twigs and leaves are there. But as a branch of Lord Chaitanya’s tree founded for satisfying the desire of the previous acharyas.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 30 October, SB class @ New Talavan, USA