Nāradajī uses many tricky ways to please Kṛṣṇa. But anyone cannot think why he uses such ways. So, Nārada Ṛṣi is very near and dear to Kṛṣṇa. He always discovers many ways by which he can glorify high-class devotees. He is very tricky. No one can say, “Why does he act in such a way? How does he act in such a way? What is his aim in acting in such a way?” No one can say where he is going or what he is doing. Just as Kṛṣṇa is tricky, he is also tricky. The gopīs are tricky; Kṛṣṇa’s mother is tricky; Vraja is tricky; Yamunā is tricky; all are tricky. The devotees of Kṛṣṇa are also very tricky. I am not an expert, but am somewhat tricky. This trickiness is only used for serving Kṛṣṇa.
So, Nārada is always busy to glorify his holy masters who are Kṛṣṇa, Śrīmatī Rādhikā, gopas, and gopīs. He also glorifies the devotees everywhere. If Nārada is not there, no one can know who the highest grade of devotees are.
June 30, 1999 France