The official initiation has no meaning. Unless one who has fully surrendered to guru, there is no question of initiation. Divya jnana hrde prokasito. Divya-jnana means “transcendental knowledge.” So to play tricks with guru, to become diplomat and intriguer, these rascaldom will not help bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. You can get some other things, some material profit, but spiritual life will be spoiled.
So this Krsna consciousness movement is for spiritual enlightenment, not for how to get money, how to earn money. This is not Krsna consciousness.
From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.20 — July 24, 1974, New York