(Amma Bhagavan) an Avatar?
Sri Amma Bhagavan
(Kalki) Speaks - Messages by Sri Bhagavan
Question: Are you the Kalki Avatar?
Sri Kalki Bhagavan: You must be very clear that I have never claimed
to be Kalki. In the beginning when the retreats were at Somamangalam (a
place where retreats were conducted in the initial stages of the movement) a
lot of people began to have visions, they began calling me Kalki. The world
Kalki is just a title
given by people to Me. And I have come to accept the title.
But Avatar, yes. I claim to be an Avatar. The Hindu scriptures are very
clear as to who an Avatar is. You see, basically, it is like this: GOD per
say can never be comprehended, can never be related to, other than through
the manifestations. Let us take the case of light as an example. We will go
into a little bit of science.
Suppose, a light ray was to pass through a vacuum tube, you are not going to
see the light at all. So light as such can not be seen. But, if that light
were to strike an object and come back to you, you see that object. Now, the
question is, are you seeing that object or are you seeing the light. The
photons do hit the object and they come back into your eyes, therefore we
can say you are seeing light, you can also say you are seeing only the
object. There is an ambience here. So, what stand can you take here? You
really cannot take a stand. You can say, “I am seeing light, yet I am not
seeing light”. The same approach applies to the understanding of an Avatar.
When you are looking at an Avatar, you can say, “I am seeing GOD; yet I am
not seeing GOD”. Both are equally true. Like without light, you are not
going to see anything at all, yet light itself cannot be seen.
Therefore, we maintain that only Avatars are the nearest you can get to God
or whatever you want to call it. Let us take another example. You can never
know or perceive electricity itself. What you can comprehend are its
manifestations, for example, the tube light is the light manifestation of
electricity, a fan is the mechanical manifestation of the same electricity,
the iron box is the heat manifestation.
Similarly, what you call GOD has over a thousand aspects. A few of them can
manifest in an individual. For instance, Ramanujam is a mathematics
manifes-tation of the Supreme consciousness. He can outbeat the fastest
computer effortlessly. He had antaryamin of a Goddess called “Namagiri”.
That is why, even today, he has not been fully understood. You take
Einstein; he never studied Physics and mathematics. He simply knew what was
space and time. Only later, came the mathematical formulations. He was
basically a mystic. So, one can call him an Avatar for physics. If you take
Karl Jung, he is an Avatar for psychology. Thyagaraja – an Avatar for music.
Similarly Beethoven in the west. So, people who manifest certain aspects of
the Divine and Supreme con-sciousness is called Avatara Purusha.
So, I am a Spiritual Avatar. The experiences, miracles and grace people have
experienced across the globe are proof of that. From my miracles and grace
one can understand what kind of an Avatar I am. My thirst is mostly on
This is my area of specialization, though; I can fulfill your desires and
solve your problems. My vision and purpose is the enlightenment of mankind.
In that sense, I’m an Avatar, but not the mythological Kalki Avatar. I am
not going to be riding on a horse with a sword as they say he will come
after 140.000 years.