Kalki: The Man On The White Horse"This theologian then concluded: "The Avatars of Hinduism lead up to Christ and they are valuable preparations for him. More easily than Jews or Greeks, Indians can understand the coming of God in human form. Yet this very ease has great dangers, and the casual way in which many modern Hindus consider Christ as just another Avatar deprives him of significance and challenge." Ramakrishna taught that the saviors of humanity are those who see God and are so anxious to share their happiness of divine vision that they voluntarily undergo the troubles of rebirth in order to lead a struggling humanity to its goal. An avatar serves as a human messenger of God, like the viceroy of a mighty monarch. When there is a disturbance in some distant province, the king sends his representative to quell it; likewise, when religion wanes in any part of the world, God sends His avatar to guard it. In such a way Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Chaitanya, etc. were incarnations of God, that is, extraordinary human beings who were entrusted with a divine commission."
Kalki: The Man On The White Horse
“Worship God: For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse;
And he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,
And in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;
And he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:
And his name is called the Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,
Clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword,
That with it he should smite the nations:
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron:
And he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness, and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
"The Kalki-avatara is described in two varieties: one two-armed, the other four-armed. In the dasavatara slabs we find usually the two-armed variety described in the Vishudharmottara Purana as "a powerful man in angry mood, riding on horseback with a sword in his raised hand."
Klaus K. Klostermaier, Hinduism: A Short History, Oneworld Pub., 2000, p. 121)
"In Hinduism, an avatar is the incarnation, or manifestation, of a god, especially of Vishnu. The doctrine of avatars first appeared in the Bhagavad Gita; portrayals of the various avatars are found in the Puranas and other epics of India. Krishna is one of the most popular incarnations of Vishnu. Hindu legend says that Vishnu has already assumed nine avatars, with a tenth, Kalki, due to appear to usher in a golden age."
1998 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
"Kalki is the next Avatar of Vishnu. He is yet to appear and when he does He will appear, riding his white horse and wielding a shiny sword, at the end of the Kaliyuga, the dark age through which we are passing. This is considered to be the age of suffering, darkness and doom. His task will be to end the evil and restore the Dharma. Thus will begin a new cycle, again will start the Satyayuga or the age of truth and righteousness."
"In KALKI Avatar, Lord Vishnu will incarnate himself as KALKI, the machine-man, who will come riding his white horse and with his blazing sword in his hands. This is supposed to be a future avatar of Lord Vishnu. At the end of Kali Yuga (present eon) He will punish all evil doers in this world, destroy this world supposedly and recreate a golden age again. KALKI is the last of the avatars of Lord Vishnu."
"The tenth and the last avatar of Vishnu, Kalki, is yet to appear. Kalki will appear at the end of the Kalyuga. This avatar will appear seated on a white horse with a drawn sword blazing like a comet. He shall come finally to destroy the wicked, to restart the new creation and to restore the purity of conduct in people's lives."
The Kings will be of churlish spirit, violent temper,
And will be ever addicted to falsehood and wickedness.
They will inflict death to women, children, and cows;
They will seize the property of subjects, be of unlimited power,
And will, for most part, rapidly rise and fall; their lives will be short,
Their desires insatiable, and they will display but little piety.
The people of various countries intermingling with them,
Will follow their various example;
And the barbarians being powerful in the patronage of princes,
Whilst purer tribes are neglected, the people will perish.
Wealth and piety will decrease day by day,
Until the world shall be wholly depraved.
Property alone will confer rank, wealth will be the only source of devotion,
Passion will be the sole bond of union between the sexes,
Falsehood will be the only means of success in litigation,
And women will be the objects merely of sensual gratification.
Earth will be venerated only for its mineral treasures;
The brahminical thread will constitute a brahmin;
External types will be the only distinction of the several orders of life,
Dishonesty will be the universal means of subsistence,
Weakness will be the cause of dependence,
Menace and presumption will be the subterfuge for learning,
Liberality will be devotion, simple ablution will be purification.
Mutual assent will be marriage, fine clothes will be dignity,
And water afar will be esteemed a holy spring...
Thus, in the Kali Yuga shall decay flourish,
Until the human race approaches annihilation.
Avatar of the Golden Age
"Kalki according to tradition is the tenth avatar or incarnation of Vishnu (Buddha was the ninth avatar of Vishnu).
The symbolic form of Kalki is on a white horse wielding a sword. The Name Kalki literally means "The Annihilator of Ignorance."
His Divine Mission is to close Kaliyuga, the Iron Age (one of 4 Yugas or time zones that mark the spiritual progression of mankind not the technical iron age), and usher in the Golden Age, a new period of peace prosperity and harmony.
The current age Kaliyuga also called the age of darkness and ignorance. It is the most degenerate and fallen of the ages, characterized by a hardening of the spiritual core of mankind, an almost total lack of sacredness, and extreme materialism, as humans can no longer determine what is essential for living in this fallen age and what is irrelevant. The Antaryamin, or Indweller has been put to rest in the heart of mankind. Those of you with a New Age background may think of this Antaryamin as the Higher Self.
An avatar is a being that comes to change the "truth". Edison was an avatar of science. The Beatles were avatars of music. A Celestial Avatar has a definate Divine purpose. One can see how the Christ changed the "truth" just in the first 2 words of the Lord's Prayer: "Our Father".
In the Golden Age, in a gesture of Supreme Friendship, this Antaryamin, through an externally stimulated action awakens the heart. Many have already been having such Profound Divine Mystical Experience. This experience, this personal encounter with Divinity in one form or another (Moses and the Thorn Bush is a well known example of such experience) is the one common denominator in the lives of all Saints, Sages, Mystics, and Prophets.
It is so important to the evolution of the consciousness of mankind, for it is belief (ignorance and speculation) that separates, while discovery unites. Just see for a moment the sufferings of the saints and discoverers throughout time. How the nature of belief (ignorance) is to destroy anything that will shed a light on it for what it truly is.
Kalki's Divine Mission is to close Kaliyuga, the current age of darkness and ignorance and usher in the Golden Age, a new ten thousand year cycle of peace, prosperity and harmony. He is to liberate all of mankind from suffering and to bring enlightenment to all of mankind.
This picture will be very meaningful to those of you in touch with the dawn of the Golden Age which is a shift in consciousness as well as an astrological occurrence. The advent of the Kalki Avatar is a necessary component in this phenomena.
It is also interesting to note that in Siberia, there is a culture that closely mirrors that of Tibet. There is a ceremony where a statue of a horse is pulled through the streets. It is said that when harmony returns to mankind, Buddha will return riding the horse.
The question is this: Will Buddha or the Christ return when harmony has returned to mankind? If so how can will this harmony happen? Previous interventions from the Kingdom of Heaven can be likened to putting a lump of fine gold in a glass of water. The gold remains gold, and the water remains water. The next incarnation, which is called the Sampoorna (total-meaning the incarnation of God or Supreme Consciousness on this planet) Avatar can be likened to putting a drop of yogurt in into a glass of warm milk. Soon all of the milk will be transformed into yogurt.
Man cannot transform himself. He can become highly reformed however, in his practicing of concepts such as love, kindness, honesty, etc. But true transformation is a result of Mystical Experience. You might say that transformation is a benediction.
Another look into the lives of the saints, prophets and mystics would reveal all.
We are now in the throws of a mighty spiritual awakening, unprecedented in the history of human kind. People from all walks of life are walking and talking with God in a tangible form. Their hearts have truly flowered, and for them, Heaven has met Earth. They have entered the Golden Age which is a state of consciousness as well as an astrological event.
Other would say that this is not possible. That the old calendars say that the Golden Age won't "be here" for thousands of years. Currently there is heated debate in India as some experts have claimed to have found errors in the ancient calendars. This puts the date of the Golden Age very close to the end of the Mayan calendar.”
“According to the Puranas, the Kalki incarnation will take place towards the end of Kaliyuga. It is said that he will be riding a white horse named Devaduta. In Kalki Avatar, Lord Vishnu will incarnate himself as Kalki, the machine-man, who will come riding his white horse and with his blazing sword in his hands. This is supposed to be a future avatar of Lord Vishnu. At the end of Kali Yuga (present eon) He will punish all evil doers in this world, destroy this world supposedly and recreate a golden age again. Kalki avathara is believed to be the last of the avatars of Lord Vishnu.”
“The last incarnation of Him-Who-Comes-Back has many names. Every great faith, every great culture, every true form of a Tradition as old as the fall of man has given Him one. Through the eyes of the Visionary of Pathmos, the Christians behold in Him Christ "present for a second time": no longer a meager preacher of love and forgiveness, but the irresistible leader of the Celestial "white Horsemen" destined to put an end to the sinful world ... . The Mohammedan World is awaiting Him under the features of "the Mahdi", Whom Allah shall send "at the end of times" to crush all evil through the power of His sword -- "after the Jews will once more have become the masters of Jerusalm" and "after the Devil will have taught men to set even the air they breathe on fire." ... And the millions of Hindusthan have called Him from time immemorial and still call Him "Kalki", the last incarnation of the world- sustaining Power: Vishnu; the One who will, in the interest of Life, put an end to this "Kali Yuga" or "Age of Gloom" and open up a new succession of ages.”
“The god Vishnu is said to descend ten times into our world during each cosmic cycle (mahayuga) in order to restore the balance between good and evil. His incarnations (avatars) vary depending on the Hindu writing that describes them. The Mahabharata gives three lists of Vishnu's avatars: First there are mentioned four, then six, and finally there is a list of ten, in the form of: (1) swan, (2) tortoise, (3) fish, (4) boar, (5) man-lion, (6) dwarf, (7) Bhargava Rama, (8) Dasaratha Rama, (9) Krishna, and (10) Kalki. The Garuda Purana lists 19 avatars of Vishnu, while the Bhagavata Purana lists 22 in one place and 23 in another. Since the time of the Bhagavata Purana the number of avatars has been uniformly recognized as ten. Therefore we will use the following list in the present analysis: (1) fish, (2) tortoise, (3) boar, (4) man-lion, (5) dwarf, (6) Parasurama, (7) Rama, (8) Krishna, (9) Buddha and (10) Kalki. The first nine have occurred already and the last one is still to come...
The last avatar, who is still to come, puts an end to the degenerated earth, accomplishing the final destruction of the wicked and preparing the way for the renewal of creation and the resurgence of virtue in the next mahayuga.”
“Kalki, as per the scriptures, is the tenth Incarnation. The name Kalki means literally, "of iron" or "machine." It does not imply that He is a robot made of metal, but that His birth is in the age of iron or machines. The Vedic scriptures describe time in a cycle of four ages or yugas: the Golden Age, Silver Age, Copper Age and Iron Age. Our present age is the Iron Age, therefore Kalki is the Avatar of this iron or machine age. There are varying opinions about the time of Kalki’s coming. Some interpretations say that it is very near. Others say He has come already. These are not mere opinions but commentaries by great scholars and pundits. The Kali Yuga has been described as a time of adharma—injustice, unrighteousness, untruth. If we accept some calculations, we have not even reached the lowest point of this age. If that is so, imagine what it will be at its worst!
The scriptures have described Kalki coming "as a blazing Light" when He descends from heaven; the Second Coming of Jesus is similarly described. There are parallel beliefs about the coming World Prophet in various other faiths as well. Kalki is described as coming on a white horse with sword in hand. Though in today’s world of bombs and lasers, a sword seems outdated, the Second Advent of Jesus is similarly predicted to appear on a white horse carrying a sword.”
“After a careful study of Indian religion, one contemporary Christian theologian found twelve basic characteristics in the avatar doctrines: 1) in Hindu belief the avatar is real, a visible and fleshly descent of the divine to the terrestrial plane; 2) the human avatars are born in various ways but always through human parents; 3) their lives mingle divine and human qualities; 4) the avatars finally die; 5) there may be a historical basis for some of the Hindu avatars Rama, Krishna, Chaitanya, Ramakrishna, for example; 6) avatars are repeated: one appears whenever there is a catastrophic decline in righteousness; 7) one avatar differs from another in character, temperament and worth; 8) each comes with work to do: the restoration of harmony in human society and universe; 9) avatars are not world-renouncing, and constantly advocate the importance of action rather than contemplation alone; 10) avatars for Hindus provide "special revelation" as the self- manifestation of Godhead; 11) they reveal a personal rather than impersonal God; 12) avatars prove the existence of a God of grace, in Hindu eyes; as Ramanuja insisted, a man cannot maintain his existence without God and God cannot maintain Himself without man."
This theologian then concluded: "The Avatars of Hinduism lead up to Christ and they are valuable preparations for him. More easily than Jews or Greeks, Indians can understand the coming of God in human form. Yet this very ease has great dangers, and the casual way in which many modern Hindus consider Christ as just another Avatar deprives him of significance and challenge." Ramakrishna taught that the saviors of humanity are those who see God and are so anxious to share their happiness of divine vision that they voluntarily undergo the troubles of rebirth in order to lead a struggling humanity to its goal. An avatar serves as a human messenger of God, like the viceroy of a mighty monarch. When there is a disturbance in some distant province, the king sends his representative to quell it; likewise, when religion wanes in any part of the world, God sends His avatar to guard it. In such a way Christ, Krishna, Buddha, Chaitanya, etc. were incarnations of God, that is, extraordinary human beings who were entrusted with a divine commission.”
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