Mahesh Raja reply to Rupanuga dasa
February 2016 at 6:57 pm
Rupanuga das quotes this Los Angeles arrival lecture, May 18, 1972 to JUSTIFY they are INITIATING gurus:
“So we have got this message from Krsna, from Caitanya Mahaprabhu, from the six Gosvamis, later on Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Bhaktisiddhanta Thakura. And we are trying our bit also to distribute this knowledge. Now, tenth, eleventh, twelfth. . . My Guru Maharaja is tenth from Caitanya Mahaprabhu, I am eleventh, you are the twelfth. So distribute this knowledge.” (Los Angeles arrival lecture, May 18, 1972)
Note: this Lecture only states about DISTRIBUTE the KNOWLEDGE: “And we are trying our bit also to distribute this knowledge.” “So distribute this knowledge”.
It is about DISTRIBUTE KNOWLEDGE it is NOT saying they are DIKSA guru.
This has also been answered by the IRM folks long time back: