Bhagavad Gita -Sri Madhvacharya
(Bhashya and Tatparya Nirnaya)
Even though Hari is singular eternal and inconceivable, He comes to perceived in many distinct forms. Even where there is absence of separation they becomes evidence of special activity is common usage with special attributes. Even though forms appear distinctly special, He Himself is the ultimate controller, His essence being especially one, though in some cases it appears divided in the various manifest multi-forms. The manifest multi-forms should be considered as identical and eternal similar to the essence within the different forms. Through experience the essence in every manifest multi-forms comes to be known. It may be known through speech, through marks, or through reasoning. The essence within the distinct forms does not become distinct or separate from the essence. If the form of the essence is considered to be separate from the essence, then the essence will not remain as such. If the form of essence is not knowable then the essence also will not be knowable. The essence, if it is not knowable, then it may as well be said to be non-existent.