SB 1.5 - Vyāsa can supply unlimited news from the spiritual world
Nārada being compassionate toward the unfortunate victims of worthless literatures, advised Vyāsa to compose transcendental literature which is not only attractive but which can also bring liberation from material bondage. Nārada said Vyāsa’s vision was perfect, and he was situated in truthfulness. Thus Vyāsa could think of the pastimes of the Lord in trance, and by writing about them he could bring liberation of the people. From this is it is understood that one can describe the pastimes of the Lord only if one is firm in his vows and situated in truth. The fallen souls are eager to receive novel information every day, and transcendentalists like Vyāsa can supply unlimited news from the spiritual world, compared to which this material world is just a fragment. None of the thousands of literary men nor their work have brought about peace on earth. This is due to a spiritual vacuum in those works. Bhagavad gītā spoken by Lord Kṛṣṇa, and Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, which is about Lord Kṛṣṇa, can satisfy the desires of the living beings and bring peace and liberation.
Bhāgavatam is the perfect description of the all-perfect Personality of Godhead by the all-perfect personality Śrīla Vyāsadeva. Only to such devotees do the transcendental nature of the Lord and His pastimes are revealed by dint of their devotional service. And these pastimes appear spontaneously in the pure mind filled with devotion, since they are all self revealing, infinite, most confidential, and impossible to speak or receive by any other means. Vyāsa was a person with pure eyes and pure ears, and so had seen some pastimes with his eyes and heard some with his ears. And by attached mind and determined intelligence, Nārada asks Vyāsa to remember some very confidential pastimes which cannot be seen or heard but which Vyāsa had observed.