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AVATAR

A New Age belief-management seminar developed by a Jack Raso and first released in 1987 that may be applicable to a range of problems, including health, education and occupation.
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surprisingly introduces a potentially conversation-stopping obstacle: the historicity of the Incarnation distinguishes it from avatara, which claims no temporal facticity.
210-212, for a listing of the principal avataras of Lord Visnu.
Note Joseph Neuner, "Das Christus-Mysterium und die indische Lehre von den Avataras," in Aloys Grillmeier and Heinrich Bacht, eds.
The later Srivaisnava theologians employed the avatara notion to emphasize that, although a human being creates the image for Visnu, it is Visnu's free will that decides on Visnu's abiding there.
As noted above, Srivaisnava teachers (acaryas) employed the concept of avatara to offer a sophisticated theological grounding to the community's ritual practice.
He makes his argument that the MBh depicts Vyasa "as if he were the amsa or avatara of Brahma" (p.
51) Even in the generally more straitlaced atmosphere of the Rama cult and the general de- erotization of this avatara of Visnu, compared with the paradoxical mixture of chastity and unbounded sexuality in the Krsna legend,(52) this theme may surface.
Rather, Madhva was fully convinced that he was an avatara, the result of Visnu having taken possession (avesa) of him.
Like Vyasa, whom Madhva adds as a full avatara next to Rama and Krsna, his own duty "is on the intellectual level and consists in imparting knowledge to mankind .