At the Lotus Feet
of our Beloved Swami.
We woulod like
share with you the meaning of an Avataara's and
Bhagawan, Script by Karma Yogi Bakathinanda.
We have heard of "Aarohanam" and "Avarohanam" in music. The former means the
cadence moving from a low pitch up to a high
one; the latter means the cadence coming down
from a high pitch to a low one. "Avataara" means
the Lord who is in the highest realms of
Paramapadam chooses to come "down to earth".
This descent is called "Avataara".
WHO IS THIS
Bhagavan has been defined as one who possesses all
the six essential qualities of Jnaana (Knowledge),
Sakti (Power), Veerya (Valor), Tejas (Brilliance),
Bala (Strength) and Aiswarya (Lordship). Ahirbudnya
Siva himself says that it is only Sriman Narayana
who possesses all these six qualities.
BHAGAVAN TAKE "AVTAARAS"?
Lord Krishna has made it clear in Bhagavad
Yadhaa yadhaa hi Dharmasya Glaanir bhavathi
Abhyuthaanam Adharmasya Tad Aatmaanam srujaamyaham//
"Whenever there is a
decline in the natural order of the Universe,
whenever there is a rise in evil beyond certain
limits, I manifest myself" and
Paritranaaya Saadhoonaam Vinaasaaya cha Dushkritaam/
Dharma Samsthapanaarthaayaya Sambhavami yugE yugE//
"To protect the
virtuous, to destroy evil and to establish "Dharma’I
recreate myself in every Yuga".
TIMES HAS HE TAKEN "AVATAARAS"?
"Avtaaraa: asankhyeyah" – Avataaras are
countless. There is a saying that the Lord Himself
has not kept a tab on the number of Avataaras He had
taken! Down from the Vedas to Puraanas, as many as
100 + Avataaras have been
identified but only 10 as the main Avataaras.
AVATAARAS SO FAR IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT IN THIS
YUGA IS SAID TO BE WORST?
For this, we have to look at the length of
Kali Yuga 432,000 human years
Dwaapara Yuga (Dwa =two) 2 times Kali = 864,000
Treta Yuga (Tre= three) 3 times kali = 1296,000
Krita Yuga (Kri= 4 ) 4times Kaliyuga = 1728,000
Total 4320.000 or 4.32 million
= 1 Mahayuga
So, there are-
4 Avataaras in Krita (Matsya, Koorma, Varaaha and
3 Avataaras in Treta Yuga (Vaamana, Parasuraama and
2 Avataaras in Dwaapara yuga (Balaraama and Krishna)
1 Avataara in Kaliyuga (Sree Bhagawan Satya Sai
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