I haven’t seen the movie, but I know enough about it to fully endorse this interesting perspective by my favourite blogger.
“The word avatar has a very specific meaning and it is one of the frequently used terms in the theology of Vaishnavism. It means one who descends and indicates the appearance of Vishnu, or God, in one of many forms.
Although often translated as the English term incarnation theres no exact English equivalent for the word. Incarnation is derived from the Latin in carna and describes the act of an incorporeal being becoming flesh; the spirit coming into an earthly frame, a material body of blood and bones….read more…
Posted by Kurma on 28/12/09; 4:46:29 PM f