Bhagavad Gita : अध्याय 3 का श्लोक 23 अथ तृतीयोऽध्यायः- कर्मयोग
यदि ह्यहं न वर्तेयं जातु कर्मण्यतन्द्रितः ।
मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते मनुष्याः पार्थ सर्वशः ॥
भावार्थ : क्योंकि हे पार्थ! यदि कदाचित् मैं सावधान होकर कर्मों में न बरतूँ तो बड़ी हानि हो जाए क्योंकि मनुष्य सब प्रकार से मेरे ही मार्ग का अनुसरण करते हैं॥23॥
For, if I did not engage in work, O Partha, certainly all men would follow My path.
In order to keep the balance of social tranquility for progress in spiritual life, there are traditional family usages meant for every civilized man. Although such rules and regulations are for the conditioned souls and not Lord Krsna, because He descended to establish the principles of religion, He followed the prescribed rules. Otherwise, common men would follow in His footsteps because He is the greatest authority. From the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is understood that Lord Krsna was performing all the religious duties at home and out of home, as required of a householder.