Brahma is no god, Vishnu is no god,
Rudra is no god, Ishwara is no god,
Sadashiva is no god,
thousand-headed, thousand-eyed, thousand-legged
Viratapurusha is no god.
whose face is the universe
whose eyes are the universe
whose arms are the universe
whose feet are the universe
is no god.
A great sharana who is free
by nature is himself god, Apramaana Koodalasangamadeva - 2453
Desire has troubled,
haunted and wounded Brahma, Vishnu
and all other gods, demons and human beings.
Desire has made light and ridiculed
all those who have taken big vows,
restrictions and are considered great.
it can wound and defeat all great men.
What is this desire?
If one related to Shiva enquires
by the order of Shiva it begins to haunt
but cannot touch those whom Shiva loves, Urilingapeddipriya
Visveshwara. -Urilingapeddi/1573 
Maya followed Brahma as Saraswati.
Maya turned to the world as Lakshmi to Vishnu.
Maya haunted Rudra on his lap and on his head as Uma.
Becoming oil in seed, sharp edge in the thorn, fragrance in flower Maya is haunting everyone without rest
in their bodies as reflection.
Before the sound of the drum is no more
determine this if you want to know Kaalantaka Bhimeswaralinga
-Dhakkeya Bommanna/1782 
 Number indicates at the end of each Vachana is from the book "Vachana", pub: Basava Samiti Bangalore 2012.