The Esoteric Meaning of the Ten Avataras : - 8.

In the Rama Avatara, Sri Rama killed many Asuras under the instructions of his Guru Vismamitra, and by his Grace Sri Rama followed Sattvic virtues like truthfulness, love, compassion and purity.

Similarly, we should serve our Guru with love, sincerity and obedience for attaining liberation or God-realisation.

Then comes the Krishna Avatara, which is also called the Purna Avatara.

Sri Krishna served humanity in all respects, without distinction of caste, creed or sect.

For instance, He served as an ambassador, and went on a peace mission to avert the war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

He washed the feet of guests who attended the Rajasuya sacrifice performed by Yudhishthira and also cleaned the plates of the guests after their meals.

He also served as a charioteer to Arjuna during the Mahabharata war.

Sri Krishna practised and preached the gospel of selfless service, in the Bhagavad Gita.

Thus the Krishna Avatara provides the spiritual aspirant with all necessary teachings to attain one-ness with God.

Sri Swami Chidananda
To be continued  ...