Is srila prahupada authorized?
Hare Krishna Prabhu,
I have a question. Please forgive me if this is in appropriate but I have a genuine doubt.
Usually the current acharya has to be authorized by the purva acharya (previous acharya) in order to take up the acharya peta.(the position of the next acharya).
What I mean is that the purva acharya has to name the next acharya inorder for him to act as an acharya.
Srila Bhaktisiddahnta Saraswati Thakur did not openly tell that Srila Prabupada will be the next acharya of the sampradaya when he was physically present.
So how did Srila Prabhupad take up this position as acharya? Once again sorry if i have offended some one but I have this doubt in my mind.
I am from south india. I recently heard the story of ramanujacharya. Yamunacharya (ramanujar's spiritual master) was about to give up his body, so he specifically sent one of his disciples to fetch ramanujar to give him the responsibility of spreading the sri vaishnava dharma and establishing him as the next acharya.
Hence I have this doubt? Please clarify this. Sorry if I have offended any one by this.