Prabhupāda: According to our Vaiṣṇava principle, ādau gurvāśrayam: the first business is to accept a spiritual master. Sad-dharma-pṛcchā. Then one has to inquire about sad-dharma. Sādhu-mārgānugamanam: one should follow the footprints of the previous ācārya. This is the process, one after another. So first thing is ādau gurvāśrayam, one has to accept a guru. So you may . . . you should, I mean to say, check whether he's guru or not. That is allowed. It is said for one year the śiṣya and the guru should meet together . . .
Dr. Patel: And don't talk.Prabhupāda: Eh? No, the guru . . . I mean, the aspirant śiṣya will hear and study whether he's actually fit for becoming guru. Similarly, the guru will also study that whether he's actually fit for becoming a . . . just like in our Society. We don't accept immediately. We don't give initiation immediately. First of all lives for some times. Then when he becomes eager, we give the first initiation, chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. Then after one year, when he's fit, he's doing everything well, then we initiate him. This is our process.