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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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2-3); and their explications of the avatara of Krsna announced in Gita 4 (chap.
26) In other words, although some Hindus today will try to explain the images as only symbols of the gods, the traditional and still widely held view is connected to the idea of avatara, or "descent.
70) He defines the basic difference between the Incarnation and an avatara, which means literally a "descent" of God to the world from time to time in order to restore the order of righteousness.
The arcavataras are comparable to the avataras, in which Visnu appears as Rama, Krishna, or Narasimha--one Lard in a variety of manifestations.
At times these accounts become a formalized aspect of a sect's theology, as may be the case with Vaisnavite vyuha and avatara theories; at other times the splitting narrative does not lead to philosophical speculation and remains an implicit message as to how the divine is perceived and how the personality of the divine developed over time.
As Jaini carefully documents, the strategy of appropriating adversaries goes both ways, however: the Vaisnava device of proliferating divine incarnations (avataras) allowed them to incorporate into their fold not only Buddha, but also one of the most popular Jinas, Rsabha, albeit as a minor or partial (amsa) avatara.
The text claims that Miharban was an avatara of Shukdev sent to explain the bani and that he did regular katha of the Bhagvata Purana, the Bhagvad Gita and the "Bharathu" (presumably the Mahabharata).
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.
In the section on the Krishna avatara, several of this cowherd god's exploits (Krishnalila) are described and illustrated.