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ŚB 10.74.35


वर्णाश्रमकुलापेत: सर्वधर्मबहिष्कृत: ।
स्वैरवर्ती गुणैर्हीन: सपर्यां कथमर्हति ॥ ३५ ॥


svaira-vartī guṇair hīnaḥ
saparyāṁ katham arhati


varṇa — of the principles of the four occupational orders of society; āśrama — of the four spiritual orders; kula — and of proper family upbringing; apetaḥ — devoid; sarva — from all; dharma — codes of religious duty; bahiḥ-kṛtaḥ — excluded; svaira — independently; vartī — behaving; guṇaiḥ — qualities; hīnaḥ — lacking; saparyām — worship; katham — how; arhati — deserves.


How does one who follows no principles of the social and spiritual orders or of family ethics, who has been excluded from all religious duties, who behaves whimsically, and who has no good qualities — how does such a person deserve to be worshiped?


Śrīla Prabhupāda comments: “Actually, Kṛṣṇa does not belong to any caste, nor does He have to perform any occupational duty. It is stated in the Vedas that the Supreme Lord has nothing to do as His prescribed duty. Whatever has to be done on His behalf is executed by His different energies.… Śiśupāla indirectly praised Kṛṣṇa by saying that He is not within the jurisdiction of Vedic injunction. This is true because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That He has no qualities means that Kṛṣṇa has no material qualities, and because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He acts independently, not caring for conventions or social or religious principles.”