CC Madhya 18.116
- yas tu nārāyaṇaṁ devaṁ
- samatvenaiva vīkṣeta
- sa pāṣaṇḍī bhaved dhruvam
yaḥ—any person who; tu—however; nārāyaṇam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of such demigods as Brahmā and Śiva; devam—the Lord; brahma—Lord Brahmā; rudra—Lord Śiva; ādi—and others; daivataiḥ—with such demigods; samatvena—on an equal level; eva—certainly; vīkṣeta—observes; saḥ—such a person; pāṣaṇḍī—pāsaṇḍī; bhavet—must be; dhruvam—certainly.
“‘A person who considers demigods like Brahmā and Śiva to be on an equal level with Nārāyaṇa is to be considered an offender, or pāṣaṇḍī.’”