Quote Originally Posted by jopmala View Post
Actually I am shocked to learn that I shall have to belong to one of the four authorized vaishnav sampradaya if I want to practice vaishnav dharma. I find it quite illogical to accept such a ban and so I wanted to know how other members think about it. For this reason I have posted this.

Who is stopping you from being a VaishNav today? No one. It is between you and VishNu. It is up to you to look up towards these well established lineages to learn, and if you do not want to you do not have to.

Why should you care what others call you? It is your journey, your life, and VishNu is your hitachintak (well-wisher). So are the acharyas and the sampraday by the way. They are there if someone wants to seek their path.