Yadaa Yadaa hi Dharmasya
Vinaashaya ch Dushkritaam
Sambhavami Yuge Yuge
Whenever Dharma, or the situation of law and order, is endangered on this world, I incarnate onto this world to re establish Dharma, law and order, and to protect the Sadhus or saints and to detroy the evil elements of the society.
The famous dasaavathara that spoke about the above quote time after time.
Matsya – The Fish
Kurma – The Tortoise
Varaha – The Boar
Narasimha – The Man-lion
Vamana – The Dwarf
Parasurama – Rama with the Axe
You could Google and read about all these avatars individually. To what I have understood was that, at the time of crises when one has a unit of hope, or a unit to will to find or call upon help or the intention to move from this situation, or awareness to find an enrgy to compensate, their prayer will be answered. The one who answers is not god, as the one who call is not the human, we use names or symbols called humans, prayer, crisis, answer as just a way for us to understand the transition of the energy or it course of journey.
If one would like to see the same story with the new modern perspective is “Matrix” where “Neo” encounters the salvation in his near death experience. Where the near death experience can matphorcally named as crisis and, Matrix that he realises is the god.
Where as the metaphors used by our saints could be this way: people, the cells in us, Rishis are the organs, indra: mind, the trinity and their wives are the life force who are omnipresent in our body, where the cell is a part of the omnipresent soul, but the cell still calls the God who is believed to be out side. Resurrection could be taken as immunity, demons and non-constructive desires are illusions, constructive desires are demi gods and goddess.