avatar and GYAnI (was Re: "Jagat satya!")

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jul 21 17:23:38 CDT 2002

--- MSR <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM> wrote:


> There are differences between avatara
> of iishvara and
> jiivanamukta.

What is the difference between a avatar and a
jIvanmukta that you've stated above? According to Sri
Ramana Maharshi, there are no differences between an
avatar and a GYAnI, at least according to "Talks". But
He doesn't dwell on the subject for long, and there
could be room for other interpretations also.

As an aside, I distinctly remember Sri Ramakrishna
saying that the difference between an avatar and a
GYAnI is in the manifestation of power.

> Ravi



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