'Salutation to Narayana of
immeasurable power; thou art the cause of the causes, yet no cause at all. Thou hast no
beginning, end or interruption. All blissful God, I bow down to thee. Salutation to
Thee God, whose magnanimity is unknowable. Spreading over the world Thou art upholding it.
Thou art watching and protecting all living beings. From thee emanate creation,
Sankaradeva has thus maintained that God is the first and the
final cause of creation. The change of the body from subtle to gross state does not affect
the nature of God, because it is His body that under - goes modification, while as the
soul of the cosmic body He remains unchanged. Thus the self-determining iswara is the
Absolute of Sankaradeva.