There are four bonafide vaisnava sampradayas. Sri Sampradaya, Ramanucharya is the Acharya of Sri Sampradaya. Brahma Sampradaya, Madhavacharya is the adi guru or the famous Acharya of Madhva Sampradaya. Then there is Sri Vishnu Swami. Vishnu Swami gets his knowledge from Rudra or Lord Siva. Then there is of course Nimbarka Acharya, who got his inspiration from the four Kumaras. So these four Vaishnava Sampradayas, they are all saying basically the same thing.
There is one absolute supreme truth, who is a person and we are His eternal servants, we are also eternal, and we have an eternal relationship, so these four different sampradaya, I mean to say, four different successions of disciples are all leading directly to the same goal.
HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja
September 16, 1979 | Los Angeles