Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Avatar As the Divine Birth Into Human Form

Posted on: August 22, 2013

Sri Aurobindo Studies

The Gita itself presents a doctrine of Avatarhood which goes beyond the idea that a human being can through receptivity and development, open to the divine force and embody it, or that it can even take over and supersede the human individuality. The Gita directly states that the supreme Lord of Creation can and does on occasion, take direct birth through the process of Nature into the human form and acts from that platform from the knowledge, consciousness and power of the Supreme.

Sri Aurobindo explains the Gita’s statement in this regard: “The Divine descends by his own Prakriti into birth in its human form and type and brings into it the divine Consciousness and the divine Power, though consenting, though willing to act in the form, type, mould of humanity, and he governs its actions in the body as the indwelling and over-dwelling Soul…. From above he governs always…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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