Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Avatarhood and Buddhahood

Posted on: August 19, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

There are some who propose yet another method of development of an Avatar, which is based on the subjective experience of the growth of consciousness beyond the normal mental limits to identification with the Divine Consciousness. The ascent of human consciousness, leading to a divine consciousness, in this proposal, represents Avatarhood. Sri Aurobindo points out that in the Gita’s discussion, while the underlying action may occur, it does not actually lead to the manifestation of an Avatar necessarily. The criteria of the divine consciousness is only one part of the equation. The other part, the descent and active standpoint of the Lord of Creation is still missing.

“The Gita itself speaks of the soul becoming the Brahman…and of its thereby dwelling in the Lord, in Krishna, but it does not, it must be marked, speak of it as becoming the Lord or the Purushottama, though it does declare that the…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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