Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 12: Chapter 10: Verses 38-42
Suta went on : Having thus granted boons to Markandeya, the three-eyed Lord withdrew, telling His Consort of the sage's deeds (in the form of austerities) as well as what had been experienced by him before. Having realized the glory of Mahayoga (the Yoga of Jnana), Markandeya (the foremost of the scions of Bhrgu) for his part goes) about the world at will even now, exclusively devoted as he is to Sri Had. This story of the wise Markandeya, as well as the wonderful glory of the Lord's Maya as experienced by him has been narrated to you. This (glory of the Lord's Maya, experienced by the sage Markandeya as extending over a period of seven Kalpas according to ancient tradition) was (as a matter of fact but) accidental (and a purely personal experience attributable to Divine Grace and not universal). Some (however), not knowing the appearance and disappearance of men (in the shape of evolution and dissolution) as (nothing but) the Maya of the Supreme Spirit, declare this experience as (no other than the ordinary process of evolution and dissolution) taking place from time without beginning and repeated (seven times at the end of every thousand revolutions of the four Yugas during the lifetime of Markandeya himself). Both he who duly narrates (to others) and he who attentively hears, 0 jewel among the Bhrgus ! this story (of Markandeya), recounted as aforesaid and enriched with the glory of Lord Visnu (who wields the wheel of Time in the shape of the discus in His hands), are rid of transmigration, brought about by the latencies of Karma.
Thus ends the tenth discourse in Book Twelve of the great and
glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known
as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.