For those of you who have seen James Cameron's film Avatar you might have noticed that the indigenous of Pandora had a blue skin very much like the gods of Hinduism when they walked among humans in human form (in their avatars).
The word avatar means:
- a manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth; an incarnate divine teacher.
- an incarnation, embodiment, or manifestation of a person or idea.
- an icon or figure representing a particular person in a video game, Internet forum, etc.
It is becoming more and more common for me, and others, to discuss the virtual reality qualities of reality, or use computer terminology to explain reality (code, algorithm etc).
Perhaps the major difference between a Messiah/Buddha and a human is that the former is knowingly aware of his/her Avatar form, whereas the human believes he/she is the Avatar form.
In the film Avatar the hero spends more and more time in his avatar, because Pandora is such a wonderful place, because he loves someone there and because he is not in a wheelchair. In a sense he becomes addicted to living in the avatar. At the end of the film he shuts off the connection with the avatar-machine and uploads himself to the avatar body completely.
This is probably what humans did before we were born. Some because they were addicted to the avatar program. Others because they had never played the game. And others because they need to, like taking a summer course.
Natural Born Alchemist © 25 April 2017