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
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.