Friday, July 24, 2009

Are These Dasavataras Or Human Evolution? continued...

... continued from here

The transition is from the tortoise, an amphibian and a slow walker (with more of a horizontal body posture) on land and a fast swimmer in water, to a boar, a predominantly terrestrial creature that can also venture into water, which stands on all four with a vertical body posture indicating a growth in the physical dimension as well. The attitude slowly changes from being docile and calm to turning aggressive.

The next avatar is the Narasimha avatar. This avatar is symbolic of “all-aggression” - violence and turbulence within and even on the exterior. There is not a hint of any attitude other than being aggressive. The physicality comes closer to a human, half man half lion creature with the head of the lion. Hence the intelligence of the mind hasn’t grown yet in this edition.

The next phase – the Vamana avatar is the form of a human, though a dwarf. The intelligence has grown to be of a typical, astute and righteous human. But there is a slight physical difference when compared to the actual human, which we all are used to picture when thinking of a human.

The next version of Parashurama is a pure human form. By now, the physical evolution to a human is complete. Whatever we observe from here is absolutely the changes in the psyche and how we humans generally tend to change ourselves to become as ideal as we can (ideally speaking, though). Parashurama has all the traits of the ideal human assumedly (because this is my view) exhibited in the Vamana avatar. Additionally, he has the aggressive nature of the Narasimha avatar. In a way, this version of evolution has all the psychological traits that a man should and can possess but the emotional balance is missing.

This led way to the next avatar of Rama - the embodiment of how a righteous and ideal human should be on all counts. But even he missed out on aspects like shrewdness and innovative thinking that are very essential for instant success, happiness and prosperity amidst the growing needs of humankind. The ways of Rama, though provides all these, takes a lot of time to achieve these and the changing human doesn’t have patience for waiting. Hence the updated evolutionary version has taken the form of Krishna.

Krishna, one may consider as the most upgraded version of the human as he knows when, what, how, why and the like for everything and anything. He knows exactly how to be at a given point in time. These are the traits that make a human successful in life and also strike great relationships with everyone, male and female alike (pun intended).

I’d like to stop my evolution here as my common man’s vision of psychological evolution could not find any further improved pattern in the next avatar of Buddha. I am not denying the change in the psychology of Krishna and Buddha. But it is more spiritual than plain psychological. And I’ve no clue or imagination to write about Kalki.

Click here for the complete details of the historical Hindu religion's Dasavatharas.

I’d love to see if anyone has anything to add/contradict/criticize my views on this topic.