Avatar - the concept of avaatar in Hinduism (manifest God)...
does it hold good?
Avatar - the concept of Avaatar in Hinduism (manifest God)...
does it hold good?
>From times immemorial it has been a standard practice in
Hinduism to accept the existence of Avatar. But who is an
Avatar... is Avatar manifest God himself or a human being who
assumes significant spiritual powers that the humanity starts
considering one an Avatar.
In the present Kali Yuga everyone is awaiting with abated breath
the advent of the Avatar of the era... the coming of Bhagwan
Kalki. It is considered that in the present metal age Bhagwan
Kalki... the Avatar of the era shall deliver the mankind from
the ills existing in the society.
Who shall be this Avatar? Shall this Avatar descend from the
heaven as is expected by many or shall he be a normal human
being with supernatural powers? Lord Krishna was an Avatar and
so is Bhagwan Kalki expected to be an Avatar.
Before elaborating further on the topic of Avatar... we need to
understand why the need for an Avatar exists at all. Why the
mankind at a certain phase in the cosmic cycle needs an Avatar?
Can we really not manage without an Avatar?
If the coming of an Avatar is so important then why is it not so
that we have the coming of Avatar very often! Lord Krishna
considered an Avatar came about 3600 years before and now we
await the coming of Bhagwan Kalki... An Avatar! What
necessitated for such a long gap of 3600 years before another
Avatar dropped in!
Explaining the concept of Avatar in detail... one thing needs to
be remembered clearly and that is... with the onset of every new
Yuga... there is an Avatar! No new Yuga can start without an
Avatar. This is a confirmed fact. Why?
Let us take the example of a tennis ball... if we throw this
tennis ball on a flat ground then at a certain stage it shall
strike the ground and again bounce back... travel a certain
distance and again strike the ground and bounce back. This keeps
on repeating until the ball has no energy left for it to bounce
or travel any further. It comes to a rest.
Exactly in the same manner every Yuga needs an Avatar to
announce the start of the journey. Without an Avatar the ball
shall never bounce and shall remain where it is. It is the
Augustus presence of an Avatar that announces the start of the
Sat Yuga. It is the time when the clock rings 12 p.m. The period
when the sun is in its full zenith!
It is only an Avatar who signifies that human life is worth
living... his teachings and sayings give the humanity that vital
ingredient which is absolutely necessary for the humanity to
survive as a flock. As the clock turns 3 p.m. the human values
start their decay... as the clock approaches 6 p.m. the values
in the society have deteriorated further.
The Avatar may have come and departed but his teachings and
values form the core of the society... the society from now
onwards survives on the basis of the teachings rendered by the
Avatar who was instrumental in start of the Yuga (primarily the
The period from the evening and until almost 5:00 a.m. is the
period of the Kali Yuga (the period when materialistic
tendencies are in their peak)... this is the time when human
values almost break down... and as approaches the morning... we
also need to pass through most darkening phase of the society,
the period from 5 a.m. to 6 AM. It is this period in the history
of mankind when the existing Kali Yuga ends with a World War.
This World War at the end of a Kali Yuga is inevitable. None can
improve upon the prevailing situations in the society. Prayers
increase and so increase the expectation of an Avatar who shall
come and deliver the mankind from the existing ills and also
announce the start of a new Sat Yuga!
After a lapse of about 3600 years when the clock is almost
ringing 5 a.m. ... this is the time when the likes of Bhagwan
Kalki, an Avatar of the era shall surface and deliver the
mankind towards a new era, a new Yuga (a Sat Yuga).
Man Gods like Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or prophet
Mohammed after having gained Enlightenment can show to the
humanity the path to achieving Salvation (Moksha as we call it
in Hinduism) but can they ever deliver the mankind absolutely
and totally from the existing ills? Never... for it is only the
power within an Avatar who can exercise absolute control over
the existing ills and provide a reprieve to the society!
It is only an Avatar who shall pick up the stationary lying ball
and throw it again announcing the start of a new Yuga. What an
experience the society goes through. Is it not amazing that
every Yuga has its own Avatar. Every Yuga principally starting
from the stage of Sat Yuga and ends in a Kali Yuga before
everything gets cleansed up by the occurrence of a World War.
This is the phase of time in humanity when only those who have
upright thinking survive.
Every individual who enjoyed living the materialistic trend of
life shall find no place during the start of the new Yuga... the
Sat Yuga! All shall get annihilated for there is no place for
such beasts of the society who feed upon the values of the
society and result in decay of the society as a whole. It is
practically unlivable in a Kali Yuga... Unlivable for those who
cherished uplifting the moral values of the society!
We also need to remember here that once the ball is thrown...
every subsequent strike and its uplift announces the advent of a
new Man god! After the advent of Lord Krishna (an Avatar)...
came Mahavira... then about 77 years later followed Gautama
Buddha... another 423 years later followed Jesus Christ and
another after 200 years followed Prophet Mohammed! The
chronology of the spiritual events in every Yuga is almost
fixed. Why fear the unknown!
In the present... everyone who practices purity in thinking
dearly awaits the coming of Bhagwan Kalki... an Avatar of the
modern era. Those with materialistic trends fear his coming for
they inherently know that the Avatar shall be the cause of their
complete annihilation from the face of the earth. All these
human beings who practiced and were the cause of most of the
ills of the society have to leave... there is no place for such
beings in the new Yuga.
Now I shall explain why there is nothing like God manifesting on
Mother Earth! God the Almighty never manifests. It is not a
living entity... it is not an individual... it is the collective
power of all the purified Souls (Atmans) in the Cosmos. It is
always an onlooker (a Dhrishta as we call it in Hinduism).
Everything in the whole of Cosmos runs on its own like a mighty
computer. Everything is preprogrammed. You pray and you shall be
Likewise... an Avatar is a normal human being who has for the
sake of the society assumed supernatural powers by his intense
practice of Yoga ... he is one amongst the 6000 million
people... the one and only one to have assumed such enormous
powers that it is beyond the comprehension of normal human
beings to be able to imagine such a one as a normal mortal and
hence one is termed an Avatar... the manifest God himself.
Many in the society as of today even challenge the existence of
Mahavira, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammed...
for they felt it was not within the powers of a normal human
being to attain the status of a Man god. It is extremely
difficult for these slaves of wanton desires to imagine and
practice moral values which they so dearly choose not to
The animal within these people has already laid its fangs on the
society... these people... the poor souls know very well that it
is just not possible for them to retrace their steps... they
have come a long way forward and only believe in tormenting the
society in general. They are the apes of the society who have
nothing of their own but the materialistic riches they have
forcibly laid their hands upon.
Primarily it is the ego within a human being which prevents us
from accepting the fact that one amongst us... a normal mortal
can possess such supernormal powers so that the society
considers one an Avatar... one who possesses the power of God
Lord Krishna was such a one and was called an Avatar. In the
present times we are awaiting the advent of Bhagwan Kalki... one
who shall be termed as the Avatar of the modern era.
Let us all pray to God to expedite the coming of the Avatar...