|Canto 1: Creation||Chapter 5: Narada's Instructions on Srimad-Bhagavatam for Vyasadeva|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.5.6
sa vai bhavan veda samasta-guhyam
upasito yat purushah puranah
paravareso manasaiva visvam
srijaty avaty atti gunair asangah
sah -- thus; vai -- certainly; bhavan -- yourself; veda -- know; samasta -- all-inclusive; guhyam -- confidential; upasitah -- devotee of; yat -- because; purushah -- the Personality of Godhead; puranah -- the oldest; paravaresah -- the controller of the material and spiritual worlds; manasa -- mind; eva -- only; visvam -- the universe; srijati -- creates; avati atti -- annihilates; gunaih -- by the qualitative matter; asangah -- unattached.
My lord! Everything that is mysterious is known to you because you worship the creator and destroyer of the material world and the maintainer of the spiritual world, the original Personality of Godhead, who is transcendental to the three modes of material nature.
A person who is cent-percent engaged in the service of the Lord is the emblem of all knowledge. Such a devotee of the Lord in full perfection of devotional service is also perfect by the qualification of the Personality of Godhead. As such, the eightfold perfections of mystic power (ashta-siddhi) constitute very little of his godly opulence. A devotee like Narada can act wonderfully by his spiritual perfection, which every individual is trying to attain. Srila Narada is a cent-percent perfect living being, although not equal to the Personality of Godhead.
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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness