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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.38
sa veda dhatuh padavim parasya
yo 'mayaya santatayanuvrittya
sah -- He alone; veda -- can know; dhatuh -- of the creator; padavim -- glories; parasya -- of the transcendence; duranta-viryasya -- of the greatly powerful; ratha-anga-paneh -- of Lord Krishna, who bears in His hand the wheel of a chariot; yah -- one who; amayaya -- without reservation; santataya -- without any gap; anuvrittya -- favorably; bhajeta -- renders service; tat-pada -- of His feet; saroja-gandham -- fragrance of the lotus.
Only those who render unreserved, uninterrupted, favorable service unto the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, who carries the wheel of the chariot in His hand, can know the creator of the universe in His full glory, power and transcendence.
Only the pure devotees can know the transcendental name, form and activities of Lord Krishna due to their being completely freed from the reactions of fruitive work and mental speculation. The pure devotees have nothing to derive as personal profit from their unalloyed service to the Lord. They render incessant service to the Lord spontaneously, without any reservation. Everyone within the creation of the Lord is rendering service to the Lord indirectly or directly. No one is an exception to this law of the Lord. Those who are rendering service indirectly, being forced by the illusory agent of the Lord, are rendering service unto Him unfavorably. But those who are rendering service unto Him directly under the direction of His beloved agent are rendering service unto Him favorably. Such favorable servitors are devotees of the Lord, and by the grace of the Lord they can enter into the mysterious region of transcendence by the mercy of the Lord. But the mental speculators remain in darkness all the time. As stated in Bhagavad-gita, the Lord Himself guides the pure devotees toward the path of realization due to their constant engagement in the loving service of the Lord in spontaneous affection. That is the secret of entering into the kingdom of God. Fruitive activities and speculation are no qualifications for entering.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness