Saktyavesa-avataras - an essential subject
Avatara means 'incarnation', so an incarnation who represents a particular opulence of the Supreme Lord, he is known as a śaktyāveśa avatāra. There are various characteristics displayed by the avatara from which we can understand that he is a śaktyāveśa. One of them is that he will have a great influence on people, to guide them in the spiritual path, and ultimately will glorify the Supreme Lord. There are innumerable incarnations like that, one of whom is Lord Brahma (who displays vast philosophical understanding).
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Saktyavesa-avataras category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|The śaktyāveśa-avatāras are categorized into (1) forms of divine absorption (bhagavad-āveśa), such as Kapiladeva or Ṛṣabhadeva, and (2) divinely empowered forms (śaktyāveśa), of whom seven are foremost. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.246)|
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