Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 3 - Chapter 1 - Verse 19


एक: स्वयं सञ्जगत: सिसृक्षया-द्वितीययात्मन्नधियोगमायया ।सृजस्यद: पासि पुनर्ग्रसिष्यसेयथोर्णनाभिर्भगवन् स्वशक्तिभि: ॥ १९ ॥


ekaḥ svayaṁ sañ jagataḥ sisṛkṣayā-dvitīyayātmann adhi-yogamāyayāsṛjasy adaḥ pāsi punar grasiṣyaseyathorṇa-nābhir bhagavan sva-śaktibhiḥ


My dear Lord, You alone create the universes. O Personality of Godhead, desiring to create these universes, You create them, maintain them and again wind them up by Your own energies, which are under the control of Your second energy, called yoga-māyā, just as a spider creates a cobweb by its own energy and again winds it up.


In this verse two important words nullify the impersonalist theory that everything is God. Here Kardama says, “O Personality of Godhead, You are alone, but You have various energies.” The example of the spider is very significant also. The spider is an individual living entity, and by its energy it creates a cobweb and plays on it, and whenever it likes it winds up the cobweb, thus ending the play. When the cobweb is manufactured by the saliva of the spider, the spider does not become impersonal. Similarly, the creation and manifestation of the material or spiritual energy does not render the creator impersonal. Here the very prayer suggests that God is sentient and can hear the prayers and fulfill the desires of the devotee. Therefore, He is sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha, the form of bliss, knowledge and eternity.