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 … ?”
Being a Hare Krishnas causes massive depression. It serves you well in that environment, but it does nothing for you when you come out.