Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 7 - Chapter 1 - Verse 19


कवि: कल्पो निपुणद‍ृक् चित्रप्रियकथ: सम: । लोकस्य कुर्वत: कर्म शेषे तद्वीक्षितापि वा ॥ १९ ॥


kaviḥ kalpo nipuṇa-dṛkcitra-priya-kathaḥ samaḥlokasya kurvataḥ karmaśeṣe tad-vīkṣitāpi vā


Your Honor appears learned, expert and intelligent in every way. You can speak very well, saying things that are pleasing to the heart. You see that people in general are engaged in fruitive activities, yet you are lying here inactive.


Prahlāda Mahārāja studied the bodily features of the saintly person, and through the saint’s physiognomy Prahlāda Mahārāja could understand that he was intelligent and expert, although he was lying down and not doing anything. Prahlāda was naturally inquisitive about why he was lying there inactive.