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Vishnu (33-min) Lecture

Join Clara for a lecture on Vishnu, the God of Preservation. This short video includes a meditation, myth, mantra, and questions to embody Lord Vishnu.

Song by Krishna Das:

Spotify Track: Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaayaa

“I bow to the Lord who lives in the hearts of All”

Mantra to Vishnu:

OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Translation: Om is the name of that inside me which is aware of the unity of all things.

The Mythology of Vishnu:

Vishnu lays on a serpent with his eyes closed as he dreams of the universe.

VIsh = to pervade in Sankrit.

Vishnu is the one who is everywhere and at all times.

In India, he is one of the most revered Gods; he has many temples dedicated to him. He is the Lord of Dharma, the Lord of Law and Action. We are beings of action, so we can learn a lot from Vishnu and all he represents.

He is known for all the incarnations he has been born into. He is the only God incarnate in human form. Vishnu has been incarnated nine times. The first seven incarnations of Vishnu are animals. The last two are human. Each time he reincarnates, he comes to save the world. The tenth incarnation of Vishnu is said to be coming to an end in the Dark Ages we are in.

Vishnu arrives when the planet needs a bit of help. The final two incarnations of Vishnu as human were Krishna and Buddha. The final (tenth) incarnation of Vishnu will be the end of the human race as we know it. It may be gross or very subtle.

Vishnu is the dreamer; he’s not interested in the material world. He is more interested in ideas and dancing in the realm of the subconscious.

He is the Lord of Dharma to help us figure out our life purpose. As the Lord of Action, he wants us to act and move through the world.

Vishnu moves through the world to teach us a lesson by appearing as an avatar. He appears as a symbol of hope when we need to persevere and keep moving forwards.