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SB 4.14.32

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


nāyam arhaty asad-vṛtto
yo 'dhiyajña-patiṁ viṣṇuṁ
vinindaty anapatrapaḥ


na — never; ayam — this man; arhati — deserves; asat-vṛttaḥ — full of impious activities; nara-deva — of the worldly king or worldly god; vara-āsanam — the exalted throne; yaḥ — he who; adhiyajña-patim — the master of all sacrifices; viṣṇum — Lord Viṣṇu; vinindati — insults; anapatrapaḥ — shameless.


The saintly sages continued: This impious, impudent man does not deserve to sit on the throne at all. He is so shameless that he even dared insult the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu.


One should not at any time tolerate blasphemy and insults against Lord Viṣṇu or His devotees. A devotee is generally very humble and meek, and he is reluctant to pick a quarrel with anyone. Nor does he envy anyone. However, a pure devotee immediately becomes fiery with anger when he sees that Lord Viṣṇu or His devotee is insulted. This is the duty of a devotee. Although a devotee maintains an attitude of meekness and gentleness, it is a great fault on his part if he remains silent when the Lord or His devotee is blasphemed.

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