On Avatars, Then and Now

On Avatars, Then and Now[1]

Avatar: the Hindu term for a physical manifestation of a divine essence.

I wonder if Yeshua the Nazarene purportedly born in Bethlehem on or about the 4th year before the Common Era during the consulship of Octavian nee Augustus and Gaius Calvisius Sabinus was an avatar.  If he were truly divine, one would think that he was but the issue is very confused; it has been since he was hailed by a group of Hebrew outcasts as a messiah.  The question of whether or not avatars partake of the source divinity may be open although in his case; well, the myriad questions at the beginning were, like the Constitutional issues that preceded the American Civil War, settled through the logic of blood and fire.

Or perhaps, as he seemed to imply (at least to some of us), we’re all avatars; cast by the divine into time and space as sensory and experiential organs, doomed to live and learn and die, and then, perhaps, to endlessly repeat the cycle without rhyme or reason other than divinity’s whim to wonder why.

[1] © Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2012; all rights reserved