29 Mart 2011 Salı

Avatar Film and Vishnu's 10th Incarnation

Infact it was a great night...

We were six friends ...After a great burger & chips & beer dinner we went to the film...

We were sitting one of the first lines so we were actually in the PANDORA...

So I would like to share similarity between Avatar film and Hinduism according to my perception, intuition ...





According to Wikipeida ;

In Hinduism, an avatar [ˈəvət̪ɑːr] (avatāra: Devanagari अवतार, Sanskrit for "descent" [viz., from heaven to earth]) is a deliberate descent of a deity from heaven to earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation".

The term is most often associated with Vishnu, though it has also come to be associated with other deities. Varying lists of avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu scriptures, including the ten Dashavatara of the Garuda Purana and the twenty-two avatars in the Bhagavata Purana, though the latter adds that the incarnations of Vishnu are innumerable. The avatars of Vishnu are a primary component of Vaishnavism. An early reference to avatar, and to avatar doctrine, is in the Bhagavad Gita.

The concept of avatar within Hinduism is most often associated with Vishnu, the preserver or sustainer aspect of God within the Hindu Trinity or Trimurti or the one and only supreme God for followers of Vaishnavism.

Vishnu's avatars typically descend for a very specific purpose. An oft-quoted passage from the Bhagavad Gita describes the typical role of an avatar of Vishnu—to bring dharma, or righteousness, back to the social and cosmic order:

“ Whenever righteousness wanes and unrighteousness increases I send myself forth.

For the protection of the good and for the destruction of evil,
and for the establishment of righteousness,
I come into being age after age.

(Gita:4.7–8)

The descents of Vishnu are also integral to His teaching and tradition, whereas the accounts of other deities are not so strictly dependent on their avatar stories. Although it is usual to speak of Vishnu as the source of the avatars, within the Vaishnavism branch of Hinduism Narayana, Vasudeva, and Krishna are also seen as names denoting divine aspects which descend as avatars.

In summary , Vishnu's supreme being comes down to earth within different pyshical bodies and they are called AVATAR...The main role of these avatars to bring balance and righteousness...

All his avatar's such as Krishna , Rama etc are shown in the books as BLUE...As far as I know it is because of their skin was very dark than other people...So Indian artists make their skin colour as blue to emphasize it...




Again in Wikipedia ;

Navi (singular, Hebrew; plural: Nevi'im) refers to a (or the) prophet in the Hebrew Bible; similar in meaning to the Arabic word Nabi

In summary PROPHET...

According to Hindu beleif Vishnu's 10th Avatar is going to come on earth...To preserve and protect all beings and save the universe...This is infact his primordial duty...Bring balance and righteousness ...We all know these are the days we need balance and righteousness more than any time...

Now we need to understand PANDORA...

In Wikipedia it is explained as below...

In Greek mythology, Pandora (ancient Greek, Πανδώρα, derived from πᾶν "all" and δῶρον "gift", thus "all-gifted", "all-endowed") was the first woman.

As Hesiod related it, each god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her out of earth as part of the punishment of mankind for Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire, and all the gods joined in offering her "seductive gifts". Her other name, inscribed against her figure on a white-ground kylix in the British Museum, is Anesidora, "she who sends up gifts," up implying "from below" within the earth. According to the myth, Pandora opened a jar (pithos), in modern accounts sometimes mistranslated as "Pandora's box" , releasing all the evils of mankind — although the particular evils, aside from plagues and diseases, are not specified in detail by Hesiod — leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again. She opened the jar out of simple curiosity and not as a malicious act.

From all above notes here are my ''understanding''...

According to me ,Pandora is a secret area... A secret land...Holds good and bad...Every human being has a inner land, their own Pandora within themselves...I beleive this is the area within the realm of our subconscious...

Its like a reflection of the real world with mountains, oceans, trees , rivers etc...The outsider world is the collective reflection of our Pandora's...

If there is peace inside, yes there will be peace outside...
If there is love inside, yes there will be love outside...
If there is joy inside , yes there will be joy outside...
If there is light inside, yes there will be light outside...

All wars, dearth, pollution etc are our collective creation...Our collective reflection of our inner worlds, Pandoras...

Another issue is also very interesting...

In early ages Vishnu had to come on earth in a real pyshical body...

But today...Does he need such body? Not really...How many people he would reach if he had taken a body? Not many...

With Hollywood high tech film industry he would reach millions to give his message and create an awarness in our mind...In another words he would touch our hearts and souls...He would fullfill his mission with much easier and effective way...Would not he?

Avatar's message was also so clear in the film...We are all ONE with the all creation in the universe...If one of the particumar creation takes advantage over others than there will be no balance at all in the cosmic level...So according to Hindu beleif , Lord Vishnu would come on the earth to established the balance and righteousness again...

Who knows may be we all have met with LORD VISHNU in Avatar Film ?

We can ask this question to ourself and receive the answer...

If the answer is yes , than we really need to be thankful to live in these days for such great experiences...

If we are on the earth now, knowingly or unknowingly we are part and parcel of his mission too...

Our responsibility is to understand the MESSAGE and RE-POSITION our presence on the earth accordinly...

Because we are all ONE...

with love

1 yorum:

  1. Thanks for your commentary.
    Currently analyzing relationship between different religions and Avatar's characters.
    Its useful!

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