TEXT 145
vyamohaya caracarasya jagatas te te puranagamas
tam tam eva hi devatam paramikam jalpantu kalpavadhi
siddhante punar eka eva bhagavan visnuh samastagama-
vyaparesu vivecana-vyatikaram nitesu nisciyate
vyamohaya—to increase the illusion and ignorance; cara-acarasya—of all living entities, moving and nonmoving; jagatah—of the world; te te—those respective; purana—the supplementary Vedic literatures called the Puranas; agamah—and Vedas; tam tam—that respective; eva hi—certainly; devatam—demigod; paramikam—as supreme; jalpantu—let them speak about; kalpa-avadhi—until the end of the millennium; siddhante—in conclusion; punah—but; ekah—one; eva—only; bhagavan—Supreme Personality of Godhead; visnuh—Lord Visnu; samasta—all; agama—of the Vedas; vyaparesu—in the dealings; vivecana-vyatikaram—to collective consideration; nitesu—when forcibly brought; nisciyate—is established.
" 'There are many types of Vedic literatures and supplementary Puranas. In each of them there are particular demigods who are spoken of as the chief demigods. This is just to create an illusion for moving and nonmoving living entities. Let them perpetually engage in such imaginations. However, when one analytically studies all these Vedic literatures collectively, he comes to the conclusion that Lord Visnu is the one and only Supreme Personality of Godhead.'
This is a verse from the Padma Purana.

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