Question: Is it good for young girls in ISKCON to follow elderly senior exemplary brahmacaris, taking them as siksa guru, utilizing that association only for spiritual upliftment? Because some devotees oppose this.

Jayapataka Swami: Generally, ladies should take senior ladies or grihastas as mentors. A lady taking a senior brahmacari unless the person is very fixed or spiritual master, is usually not recommended. Naturally, a lady may get attached to the boy and then it is an...