Vishnu: Buddha and Kalki

9. Buddha- the enlightened

It may come as a surprise to know that Buddha is revered by Hindus as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. Most of the recorded teachings of Buddha such as the four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path are readily accepted and endorsed by Hindus. He stopped the ritual slaughter of animals which was going on in the name of vedic sacrifice and taught compassion to all living beings. Buddha was particularly remembered for his teaching of ahimsa (non-violation). 9th stage of sadhana – After deep unchanging ecstasy has been lived in and experienced as permanent reality, the self realised devotee is transformed into the deep compassionate Buddha, he yearns to help others, actually his own reflection, to become or rather to be what he is. His only existence being to teach and show others the path leading to unending joy.

10. Kalki – the evil slayer

Some believe that this incarnation of Vishnu has not taken place yet. It is believed that Kalki´s incarnation is at a time when the earth is filled with sinful human beings, corrupt rulers. Kalki will destroy the evil in man and introduce a golden age of truth and love. 10th Stage of sadhana – with all evil gone, the seeker is now fully realised to merge with God. The ten incarnations of Vishnu is a Hindu theological concept in Vedic history. Vishnu exists as the Creator and also within every being as our soul, our Supreme. He also enters or descend to our world in the form of Avatar whenever his presence is needed. All glories to you! O Lord of the Universe! you took many avatars to save the Universe. You are the inner center, the core, the nucleus, and the cohesive point through which everything exists. You swell in everything, own everything and with your grace, the devotees overcome any thing at any time. We are ever in your heart as our mother is always there.