|The following may
be taken to indicate Sankaradeva's conception of Godhead: -
"I bow to Thee, Oh Madhava, Thou art the lawgiver to him who creates the
laws. Thou art the parent of the world. Thou art the mind of the world. Thou art the
destiny of the world.
"Thou art the creator, Thou art the cause, static and
dynamic, Thou art all, like as gold is unto ornaments of gold.
"Thou art plants and trees, Thou art birds and beasts, Thou art gods and non-gods.
"The ignorant think of thee as different for want of illumination.
"Infatuated every moment with Thy illusion, none knowest
Thee for the soul. Thou resident in the heart of all beings: but people search thee
without, understanding thee.