1872 – 2022
Avatar – the Supreme Manifested in a Body Upon Earth
“The pink lotus is the flower of Sri Aurobindo.”
An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth.
The word Avatara means a descent; it is a coming down of the Divine below the line which divides the divine from the human world or status.
The Avatar comes to reveal the divine nature in man above this lower nature and to show what are the divine works, free, unegoistic, disinterested, impersonal, universal, full of the divine light, the divine power and the divine love. He comes as the divine personality which shall fill the consciousness of the human being and replace the limited egoistic personality, so that it shall be liberated out of ego into infinity and universality, out of birth into immortality. He comes as the divine power and love which calls men to itself, so that they may take refuge in that and no longer in the insufficiency of their human wills and the strife of their human fear, wrath and passion, and liberated from all this unquiet and suffering may live in the calm and bliss of the Divine.