Avatara

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Avatara
(Sk.)
Divine incarnation. The descent of a god or some exalted Being, who has progressed beyond the necessity of Rebirths, into the body of a simple mortal. Krishna was an avatar of Vishnu. The Dalai Lama is regarded as an avatar of Avalokiteswara, and the Teschu Lama as one of Tson‐kha‐pa, or Amitâbha. There are two kinds of avatars: those born from woman, and the parentless, the anupapâdaka. (TG).