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The Purpose of Avatara


Each and every avatar has a particular mission and they are all described in the revealed scriptures. It is not a fact that the Lord appears only on Indian soil. He can advent Himself any­where and everywhere, and whenever He desires to appear. In each and every incarnation, He speaks as much about religion as can be understood by the particular people under their particular circumstances. But the mission is the same — to lead people to God consciousness and obedience to the principles of religion. The whole purpose of the mission of incarnations is to arouse Krishna consciousness everywhere. Such consciousness is mani­fest and non manifest only under different circumstances. Lord Krishna also says in the Bhagavad-gita (4.8):


paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca dushkrtam

dharma-samsthapanarthava sambhavami yuge yuge


Lord Krishna descends into this world for three purposes:


To deliver the saints (sadhus)

To destroy the demoniac (dushkritam)

To reestablish the principles of religion


A person may appear to be well cultured and educated, but if he doesn't care for Krishna consciousness then he is called 'dushkritam', foolish and lowest among mankind; whereas an­other person, who is hundred percent engaged in Krishna con­sciousness, is accepted as a \sadhu', even though such a person may be neither learned nor well-cultured. The principles of dharma are direct orders of the Supreme Lord. The purpose of the Vedas is to establish such principles under the order of the Supreme Lord, and the Lord directly orders at the end of the Bhagavad-gita that the highest principle of religion is to surrender unto Him only, and nothing more. The Vedic prin­ciples push one towards complete surrender unto Him: and when ever such principles are disturbed by the demoniac, the Lord ap­pears.