“Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.” – US Declaration of Independence
Dasha Avatar, the comic book, ends with a reference to Vishnu’s Kalki Avatar – the yet-to-come tenth incarnations. There is just a single page at the end:
As it says: “For when the age reaches its nadir and its worst forces have well nigh spent themselves, Vishnu will appear amongst mortals in this Sattvic form as Kalki. Riding his celestial horse, he will exterminate, but the millions, corrupt robbers who bear high positions in life and will reinforce moral sense and humanitarian views in all good people, till town and countryside will again enjoy peace and security.”
From Wikipedia: “Kalki…is the prophesied tenth avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. His birth will be the end of the Kali Yuga, the final of the four eras (Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga), in the endless cycle of existence within the Sanatan Dharma. This will subsequently start a new cycle with Satya Yuga… He is described in the Puranas as the avatar who rejuvenates existence by ending the darkest and destructive period to remove adharma and ushering in the Satya Yuga.”
For a thousand years, Indians have suffered – first under foreign rulers and then under their very own. A fifth of humanity, with a legacy as old as human civilization itself, has struggled to find its rightful place in the world. Prosperity has long eluded Indians – as those in power have consistently used institutions of the past to colonise the people and deny them the basic freedoms that are the foundations for a happy and prosperous life.
The twin evils in modern India are the political party system and the mai-baap sarkar. India needs Vishnu’s next avatar to destroy these contemporary dark forces and enable the flourishing of India. India needs Vishnu’s Kalki Avatar – not the ones the political leaders think they are, but one constructed by the people themselves.
Tomorrow: Part 7