|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 10: Lord Śiva and Umā Glorify Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.10.30
na duṣyetānubhāvas tair
māyinaḥ kuhakaḿ yathā
na — not; etāvatā — by such (a show of humility); bhagavataḥ — of the Personality of Godhead; sva-māyā — of His own illusory energy; maya — consisting of; vṛttibhiḥ — by the activities; na duṣyeta — is not spoiled; anubhāvaḥ — the power; taiḥ — by them; māyinaḥ — of a magician; kuhakam — the tricks; yathā — just as.
This apparent humility is simply a show of mercy. Such behavior of the Supreme Lord and His personal associates, which the Lord effects by His own bewildering potency, does not spoil His power any more than a magician's powers are diminished by his exhibition of tricks.
Copyright © The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
His Holiness Hrdayananda dasa Goswami
Gopiparanadhana dasa Adhikari
Dravida dasa Brahmacari