The true critic advises us to preserve what we have already obtained, and to adjust our race from that point where we have arrived in the heat of our progress.
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.