There is a famous video from a talk show in Tamil in which a woman shows up and claims she was born an Iyengar only due to great punya or some such thing. Is there scriptural support for the notion that God loves Vaishnavites more than others? And what do Southern Vaishnavites mean by "sarvebhyo vaishnavebyo namah" ("salutations to all vaishnavas") which they recite on religious occasions?

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    think of it this way.. every child wants to believe that they are their parent's favorite child. The problem arises because each child thinks that, by definition, there can be only one favorite, and that if some other child is the parent's favorite then it cannot be the favorite. That is mostly not true, cos most parents treat every child of theirs equally. I say mostly, because there is only parent where it is completely not true. and that parent is God. Source - Sarva Bhuteshu Ko Hitaha - Who is good towards ALL beings - Rama – ram Dec 2 '17 at 19:21
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    what i've heard/recited is sarvabhyo devatabhyo namo namah'.. and 'go-brahmana-hitaya cha'.. and it kinda looks like you have a anti-brahmin stance pre-conceived notion.. no point talking to you. – ram Dec 2 '17 at 22:03
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    This is another case where you want the board to corroborate what a random director made a random actor do. No links, references etc. – user1952500 Dec 3 '17 at 5:03
  • @user1952500 - it is perfectly clear what I am asking for. I just added those details to give the background why I asked the question. Do you see 3 votes to close the question? This is clearly blatant censorship, since the question has passed the moderators' vetting. – S K Dec 3 '17 at 11:42
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    @SK, if you go to a university course on particle physics, and ask why the people there think Heisenberg and Bohr deserve Nobel prizes, without studying any physics yourself, they'll probably ask you to leave politely. – ram Dec 3 '17 at 22:22

Don't get me wrong, but a lot of studying is required first. It is a bit odd when one asks 'does god love'. God is not a separate entity who loves and hates anyone. A person has to do good karmas to improve position in maya and thereafter, move on to higher realms of maya and maybe finally moksha or final exit from maya. Being Vaishnava is a state of mind that anyone can achieve. It cannot rightly be called a sect or group simply by being born in it as many mistakenly believe. As the famous bhaja 'vaishnava jana to tene', which was favourite of Gandhi Bapu, says, some of the characteristics of a vaishnava are that he/she will have sympathy/empathy for others, and help them without desire for rewards or developing any ego. (in short).

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  • Narsi mehta is not scripture, but thanks for the answer. – S K Dec 3 '17 at 16:40
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    Narsi Mehta is not scripture but I have used that example to illustrate my point. Try focusing on important points instead of quibbling. You will have to wade through pages of Vaishnav literature for quotes for which this is not the forum and I don't have time. I have just given a short summary. – Sona Parivraj Dec 4 '17 at 15:22

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