Wednesday, 13 April 2016



Q) How can this be correct.In hinduism,Lord Vishnu has mainly Dasavatars(10 avatars)in which Balarama is followed by Lord Krishna(9th avatar),who will be followed by Kalki(which has to happen). At the same time,in Vishnu Sahasranama,one of Vishnu's nama is Buddha...which means Buddha is Lord Vishnu's avatar

Ans)
1)About Lord Balram
Sri Baladeva is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. He is equal in supremacy to the Supreme Godhead, yet wherever Krishna appears, Sri Baladeva appears as Krishna 's brother, sometimes elder, sometimes younger. In his vaibhava-prakasa feature, Lord Krishna manifests Himself as Balarama. The Balarama feature is as good as Krishna Himself, the only difference being that the bodily hue of Krishna is dark and that of Balarama is fair. 
Means Lord Balram incarniation is considered as same as Lord Krishna's..

2)About Lord Buddha
"Putting aside what people say and believe if you go through the scriptures then you will find that Buddha was an incarnation of Vishnu.

The two prominent scriptures about Vishnu portray Buddha as His incarnation.

Shrimad Bhagavatam says, to delude the people who are envious to the gods, at the beginning of Kali Yuga Buddha will appear as the son of Anjani in Kikata (Gayā / Bihar province today) :

tataḥ kalau sampravṛtte sammohāya sura-dviṣām

buddho nāmnāñjana-sutaḥ kīkaṭeṣu bhaviṣyati [SB - 1.3.24]
Vishnu Puran says, for helping the gods (suras) Vishnu from His body produced Mayāmoha (Buddha):

ityukto bhagavāṃstebhyo mayāmohaṃ śarīrataḥ

samutpādya dadau viṣṇuḥ praha cedaṃ surottamān [VP - 3.17.41]

Now if Buddha was indeed an incarnation of Vishnu, then there has to be at least one reference about one of Vishnus's incarnations in Buddha's Jātak tales which list many of Buddha's past births. And interestingly, the Jātaka tales do have such a reference in the Ghata Jātaka about Krishna. Of course the story and characters are different, but that's just obvious. So I don't know what other groups and people believe, but personally I believe Buddha to be an incarnation of Vishnu.

To be frank, if you decide not to go by the book (scriptures) then this is just a matter of personal preference. At the end of the day, every prominent god or goddess is a direct or partial incarnation of God, replace the position with whoever you like. In fact, the Gita Govinda while places Buddha as the 9th incarnation replaces Krishna with Balarama (Haladhara) as the 8th one, portraying Krishna as the source of all incarnation:

vahasi vapuṣi viśade vasanaṃ jaladābhaṃ

hala hati bhīti militayamunābham

keśava dhruta-haladhara-rupa jaya jagadīśa hare !

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