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.
Srila Prabhupada said, “If anybody leaves ISKCON, it’s fifty percent their fault and fifty percent our fault.”
Prabhupada always condemned being overly dependent because if you’re too dependent, then it’s like you’ve been given knowledge but then you don’t use it.
I can testify to this because I get questions which sound like “Am I going to take ten births as a pig in Calcutta forgetting to do this … ?”