The qualification of the guru is that he must be fully cognizant of the science of Kṛṣṇa. Then he or she can become a guru.
Prabhupada said he wanted “boys and girls” to be gurus. ISKCON’s health in relation to guru appointments and women’s issues needs improvement.
Letter to: Tamala Krsna — Los Angeles 21 June, 1970 My Dear Tamala, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 18th June, 1970, sent by Special Delivery Air Mail. Krsna philosophy is understood as it is stated in the Vedas: Yasya deve para bhakti yatha deve tatha gurau tasya […]
There has recently been a debate on the internet about whether or not women can become diksa gurus, some statements of Srila Prabhupada supporting the idea, and others contradicting it. Whenever there is a contradiction in statements of the guru, it is wrong to focus on the statements that support one’s foregone conclusion, and neglect […]