nanv evam etad aravinda-vilocanaha
yad vai bhavan bhagavato ’sadrsi vibhumnah
kva sve mahimny abhirato bhagavams try-adhisah
kvaham guna-prakrtir ajña-grhita-pada
Sri Rukmini said: Actually, what You have said is true, O lotus-eyed one. I am indeed unsuitable for the almighty Personality of Godhead. What comparison is there between that Supreme Lord, who is master of the three primal deities and who delights in His own glory, and myself, a woman of mundane qualities whose feet are grasped by fools?
Srila Sridhara Svami lists the faults Lord Krsna had described in Himself that He claimed disqualified Him from being Rukmini’s husband. These include incompatibility, fearfulness, taking shelter in the ocean, quarreling with the powerful, abandoning His kingdom, uncertainty as to His identity, acting against ordinary standards of behavior, having no good qualities, being praised falsely by beggars, aloofness, and lack of desire for family life. The Lord claimed that Rukmini had failed to recognize these bad qualities in Him. Now she begins to respond to all the Lord’s statements.
First she responds to Sri Krsna’s statement in text 11 of this chapter: kasman no vavrse ’saman. “Why did you select Us, who are not equal to you?” Here Srimati Rukmini-devi says that she and Krsna are certainly not equal, for no one can be equal to the Supreme Lord. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti further points out that in her extreme humility Rukmini is identifying herself with the Lord’s external energy, which in fact is her expansion, Rukmini being the goddess of fortune.