As we know the one must surrender to a bonafied guru to make spiritual progress.
In our sampradya(ISKCON) we see that many are taking initition . Only some of them are serious about their spiritual upliftment. Should our present acharyas make the initiation process more difficult so that only interested souls get the chance. . ?.
Some of the maharaj whom i know is really testing the disciples very well before giving initiation ,.. But some of them are distributing initiation like bhagwad prasad and they have thousands of disciples now but you find very few of them are serious about their spiritual upliftment.
Is it wrong for our guru maharajs to giving initiation easily. . After all Person like Madhbendra puri also had disciples like ramchandra Kham !!!
In Prabhupadajis time there was need to expand our society so initiations rule were not kept hard. But now we have expanded do we really need to dilute the initiation process.
In some sense we see the initiation has become just a formality. Is there any gain by taking and giving such initiations. ???