What is an "Avatar?" According to primordial wisdom embodied in ancient Indian teachings, an Avatar is a Divine Being that descends from the transcendental realm to restore peace and harmony to the earth. They are manifestations of the Ultimate Being that can appear at will in human or animal form. When Mother Nature has been harmed by the actions of humans, Avatars restore the karmic balance while showing humans the way back to the higher realms. In Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, author Jeffrey Armstrong enlightens us on the real meaning of the word Avatar and its relevance today. Culled from Vedic spiritual traditions of India that can be traced back more than 5,000 years, Armstrong illuminates how contemporary cultural references to Avatars reveal their deep and enlightening historical roots. At the heart of these teachings is a respect for all life, the concept that we are each part of the same Ultimate Being, and where everyone is able to makes the journey back home to the Divine. With the social, economic, environmental, and political unrest in the world today, these lessons from the Avatar are more important than ever. Learn more here.
Published: June 29, 2010
Illustrator or Photographer: Farel Dalrymple
Dimensions: 5 x 7 1/2 inches