Wednesday, June 6, 2012

You Are An Avatar

"We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects;
we have no solidity. We are boundless."  Don Juan (Carlos Castaneda)

 
Who are you?  Do you really have any idea?  Most people assume that they are this body, this mind.  But the reality is far different than that.

In the movie, Avatar, Jake Sully had to enter into an atmosphere that was unnatural for him, foreign to him - indeed toxic to him.  The only way he could do that was to put on a suit, an Avatar.  In the photo note that Jake is looking at his own Avatar suit - the body that he will wear, in order to operate on the Pandoran world, having transferred his consciousness into the suit.

The world 'Avatar' is a Sanskrit word, and means to cross (tara) over or down (ava). It generally refers to the various forms of God who descend to the material world for their pastimes - Krishna, Vishnu, etc.