All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev
I was asked by a friend who has been aspiring . She was told by her guru that she was already considered his disciple and initiation was just a formal thing. She has not been formally initiated yet.
My question is is formal intiation necessary? IF you are following the teachings of your Guru and Surrendered to him is it good enough . I dont know about this concept and just need more detailed explanation.