THE CHOSEN ONE(S): A self-initiated task and pre-ordained destiny
Messiahs or Avatars are beings who have developed and transcended their own human and divine natures. They are free from human limitation, from selfish and separative behaviors. Having achieved a measure of demonstrated perfection and unity or identification with God, they have a unique capacity and a pre-ordained destiny to transmit some aspect of divine purpose, some great cosmic Principle or power that will forever change the world.
All world saviors or Messiahs have a salvific function that is universal in both its scope and mission. They belong to all humanity regardless of background, religion or country. Through them, the continuity of divine revelation is implemented so that humanity can more fully realize its own divine nature. The revelation these light bearers bring is part of an immortal script that is reflected through different religious and cultural beliefs, proving that the Truth of Revelation is One, but the expressions or manifestations of the Divine are many.
The concept of a Coming One or Messiah has been part of humanity’s shared experience from the beginning. Indelibly rooted in the human psyche, the idea of the savior or redeemer can be associated, in the deepest sense, with the role of the Mythic Hero or the World Savior latent within each individual and the human collective. This underlying archetype is an expression of an abiding certitude within Atma as it gives birth to human aspiration and will, the idea of progress or advancement, and humanity’s innate urge to fulfill its ultimate destiny as a planetary light bearer or savior.
The powerful Messiah or savior concept also stems from humanity’s desire for protection from above and relief in its hour of great suffering and need. It becomes especially acute in times of great crisis when humanity’s development is either in decay or at an impasse. Avatars or redeemers not only bring succor and reprieve during periods of extreme hardship and difficulty, they provide recourse to an unseen but dimly sensed God in his “Secret Place Most High” since they serve as the link of Divine guidance between humanity and God.