SB 8.8.21

Text

dharmaḥ kvacit tatra na bhūta-sauhṛdaṁ
tyāgaḥ kvacit tatra na mukti-kāraṇam
vīryaṁ na puṁso ‘sty aja-vega-niṣkṛtaṁ
na hi dvitīyo guṇa-saṅga-varjitaḥ

Synonyms

dharmaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdharmah

a religious principle; a son known as Dharma; Dharma; duties to My husband; duty; engagement; execution of the system of varṇa and āśrama; is our duty; is the process; King Yudhiṣṭhira; nature; occupation; occupational duties; occupational duty; religion; religion personified; religiosity; religious activities; religious affiliation; religious principle; religious principles; religious ritual; religious rituals; such an occupation; system of religion; that religious process; the characteristics; the duty; the King of religion; the occupational duty; the particular occupational duty; the personality of religion; the personality of religious principles; the principle of religion; the real platform of religion, bhakti-yoga; the religious principles; the religious principles for executing the ritualistic ceremonies; two different types of religion; who accepts by religious performance; Yamarāja; Yamarāja or the Supersoul.
—religion; kvacitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkvacit

and sometimes; at any stage; at any time; at some time; at that time; ever; in a certain case; in any circumstances; in some saintly person; once upon a time; one day; one may have full knowledge of; one may possess; rarely; someone; sometimes; sometimes or somewhere; sometimes, at the beginning of a kalpa; sometimes, in the Dakṣa-yajña; somewhere; where.
—one may have full knowledge of; tatraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtatra

about the well of nectar; all those; among the sons; among them; and there; as well as; at that time; at that very spot; because of; here; in Him; in such; in such a condition; in such a position; in such a subject matter; in such activities; in that; in that case; in that connection (getting out of the entanglement of material conditioning); in that connection; in that direction; in that dynasty; in that forest; in that function; in that heavenly planet; in that meeting; in that ninth period of Manu; in that period (the eleventh manvantara); in that period; in that period of Manu; in that place; in that sacrifice; in that sixth manvantara; in that way; in the assembly; in the battlefield; in the eighth manvantara; in the forest; in this manvantara; in this; in those manvantara periods; in those hellish planets; in victory or defeat; in whom; inside the house of Narakāsura; on that hill; on the bank of the river; on the spot; on this fact; standing there; than them; that; then; then and there; thereafter; therefore; therein; thereof; thereon; thereupon; to that household life; upon doing this; within the wide-open mouth of Kṛṣṇa.
—therein; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; bhūtaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhuta

all living entities; all that is created or born; an ordinary ghost; and of the Bhūtas; body; by other living entities; by the five material elements; created; creation; ego; elements; everything that be; evil spirits; ghost; ghosts; ghosts named Bhūtas; gross material elements; jinn; living entities; living entity; material elements; material ingredients; of all existence; of different nations; of living entities; of ordinary living entities; of the living beings; of the living entities; of the material elements; other living beings; other living entities; past; the evil spirits; the five elements; the five gross elements (the sky, etc.); the five gross elements; the five material elements; the ghost; the gross; the gross elements; the material elements; the material energy; the physical elements; to other living entities; with all the gross material elements.
-sauhṛdamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsauhrdam

a friend; a good relationship; affectionate relationship; friendliness; friendship; intimately related; regarding friendly well-wishers; very compassionate friendship.
—friendship with other living entities; tyāgaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtyāgaḥ

giving charity; giving in charity at least fifty percent of one's income; magnanimity; renunciation; renunciation, acceptance of sannyāsa, or charity; renunciation, acceptance of sannyāsa, or charity.
—renunciation; kvacitplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkvacit

and sometimes; at any stage; at any time; at some time; at that time; ever; in a certain case; in any circumstances; in some saintly person; once upon a time; one day; one may have full knowledge of; one may possess; rarely; someone; sometimes; sometimes or somewhere; sometimes, at the beginning of a kalpa; sometimes, in the Dakṣa-yajña; somewhere; where.
—one may possess; tatraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtatra

about the well of nectar; all those; among the sons; among them; and there; as well as; at that time; at that very spot; because of; here; in Him; in such; in such a condition; in such a position; in such a subject matter; in such activities; in that; in that case; in that connection (getting out of the entanglement of material conditioning); in that connection; in that direction; in that dynasty; in that forest; in that function; in that heavenly planet; in that meeting; in that ninth period of Manu; in that period (the eleventh manvantara); in that period; in that period of Manu; in that place; in that sacrifice; in that sixth manvantara; in that way; in the assembly; in the battlefield; in the eighth manvantara; in the forest; in this manvantara; in this; in those manvantara periods; in those hellish planets; in victory or defeat; in whom; inside the house of Narakāsura; on that hill; on the bank of the river; on the spot; on this fact; standing there; than them; that; then; then and there; thereafter; therefore; therein; thereof; thereon; thereupon; to that household life; upon doing this; within the wide-open mouth of Kṛṣṇa.
—therein; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; muktiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmukti

liberation.
-kāraṇamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkaranam

the senses.
—the cause of liberation; vīryamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvīryam

being unconquerable; glorious; mental power; offspring; potency; power; semen (His internal potency); semen; semina; strength; the seed; the seeds of the living entities; the semen; the semina.
—power; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—not; puṁsaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpuṁsaḥ

a person; by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; of a human being; of a living entity; of a male; of a man; of a person; of any person; of every human being; of everyone; of Lord Viṣṇu (Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu); of man; of one who is so engaged; of the puruṣa-avatāras; of the gigantic form; of the great personality; of the human being; of the living being; of the living entities; of the living entity; of the Lord; of the man; of the person; of the Personality of Godhead; of the persons; of the plenary portion, Lord Viṣṇu, the expansion of Lord Kṛṣṇa; of the puruṣa-avatāras; of the Supreme; of the Supreme Person; personality; Personality of Godhead; Supreme Personality of Godhead; than a person; the people in general; the Personality of Godhead; their husbands; to a person; with a person.
—of any person; astiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigasti

has; is; is there; there are; there is; there may be; there must be.
—there may be; ajaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigaja

Brahmājī; by Lord Brahmā; Lord Brahmā; O Lord Śiva; O Unborn; O unborn Lord; O unborn one; of the goats.
-vegaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvega

force; forces; the speed; with the force.
-niṣkṛtamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigniṣkṛtam

atonement; complete atonement.
—no release from the power of time; naplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigna

never; not; are not; but not; cannot; certainly not; could not; did not; do not; does it not; does not; is not; it is not; it is not so; may not; neither; never; never does; never to be; no; no one; none; nor; not; not like that; not preceded by oṁ; not suitable; nothing; or not; shall not; should never; there is none; there is not; there should not be; was not; whether; without.
—nor; hiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighi

addressed; all; also; and above all; and exactly; as a matter of fact; assuredly; because; because of which; certainly; certainly are; exactly; exactly like; for; for this reason; from which; in deed; in fact; indeed (You can be realized by the devotees); indeed; is certainly; only; positively; reason of; since; surely; than; though; thus; undoubtedly; without fail.
—indeed; dvitīyaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdvitiyah

a second; second; the second; the second one.
—the second one; guṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguna

attributes.
-saṅgaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsanga

associate; association; attachments; by association; group; in the association; shelter; the association; too much association with women; union.
-varjitaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvarjitah

are devoid of.
—completely freed from the contamination of the modes of nature. 

Translation

Someone may possess full knowledge of religion but still not be kind to all living entities. In someone, whether human or demigod, there may be renunciation, but that is not the cause of liberation. Someone may possess great power and yet be unable to check the power of eternal time. Someone else may have renounced attachment to the material world, yet he cannot compare to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore, no one is completely freed from the influence of the material modes of nature. 

Purport

The statement dharmaḥ kvacit tatra na bhūta-sauhṛdam is very important in this verse. We actually see that there are many Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and religionists of other cults who adhere to their religious principles very nicely but are not equal to all living entities. Indeed, although they profess to be very religious, they kill poor animals. Such religion has no meaning. Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (1.2.8)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.2.8

The occupational activities a man performs according to his own position are only so much useless labor if they do not provoke attraction for the message of the Personality of Godhead.
says: 

dharmaḥ svanuṣṭhitaḥ puṁsāṁ
viṣvaksena-kathāsu yaḥ
notpādayed yadi ratiṁ
śrama eva hi kevalam

One may be very expert in following the religious principles of his own sect, but if he has no tendency to love the Supreme Personality of Godhead, his observance of religious principles is simply a waste of time. One must develop a sense of loving Vāsudeva (vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti sa mahātmā sudurlabhaḥ [Bg. 7.19]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 7.19

After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.
). The sign of a devotee is that he is a friend to everyone (suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānām [Bg. 5.29]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 5.29

The sages, knowing Me as the ultimate purpose of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attain peace from the pangs of material miseries.
). A devotee will never allow a poor animal to be killed in the name of religion. This is the difference between a superficially religious person and a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. 

We find that there have been many great heroes in history, but they could not escape from the cruel hands of death. Even the greatest hero cannot escape from the ruling power of the Supreme Personality of Godhead when Kṛṣṇa comes as death. That is described by Kṛṣṇa Himself: mṛtyuḥ sarva-haraś cāham [Bg. 10.34]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 10.34

I am all-devouring death, and I am the generator of all things yet to be. Among women I am fame, fortune, speech, memory, intelligence, faithfulness and patience.
. The Lord, appearing as death, takes away a hero’s so-called power. Even Hiraṇyakaśipu could not be saved when Nṛsiṁhadeva appeared before him as death. One’s material strength is nothing before the strength of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.