I would like to know who is true vaishnavite?
1. stamping samasrenalu
ANS: “STAMPING” WORD IS NOT GOOD. SAMASRAYANAM IS TAKEN, OUT OF FAITH IN SASTHRAS AND ACHARYAS. IT BURNS THE SINS AND MAKES THE SOUL PURE. LATER HOW DO WE KEEP IT, DEPENDS UPON OUR OWN ACTS.
2. Following strict diet restrictions
ANS: FOLLOWING STRICT DIET RESTRICTIONS, BASED UPON THE LOVE AND CONCERN WE HAVE ON GOD. AS THE QUALITY OF THE SOIL DEPENDS UPON THE FOOD PROVIDED IN IT, THUS THE ABILITY OF THE BODY GROWS WITH THE FOOD GIVEN TO IT. TO GROW SATWIC QUALITIES, SATWIC FOOD IS VERY ESSENTIAL. IF ONE DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT, IT MEANS HE IS NOT INTERESTED IN SATWIC QUALITIES AND THEN HE IS NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A DEVOTEE AT ALL. OUR ACTIONS SPEAK ACCURATE ABOUT OUR THOUGHTS, THAN OUR WORDS AND FEELINGS. HENCE DIET ALSO PROVES ABOUT A REAL VAISHNAVA.
3. Doing pooja daily
ANS; DOING PUJA MAY NOT PROVE VAISHNAVISM, BUT IT IS AN ACT COMES OUT AUTOMATIC, WHICH MAKES EVERY ACTIVITY AS PUJA OF LORD ONLY. NOT REALLY FEELING IN THE HEART AND DOING PUJA DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AT ALL.
Please let me know what is the most important characteristics other than mentioned above for being a true vaishnavite?
Finally a true vaishnavite is he whose heart bleeds for others and feels the relation with God in all respects.