As the beloved Son of God, Jesus Christ came into the world to become part and parcel of earth’s existence, and to transform its consciousness from human to divine. True, his mortal years numbered a mere thirty-three, but birthless and deathless is His immortal sacrifice for Heaven and earth.”
Question: Was the Christ an avatar?
Sri Chinmoy: On the strength of my own highest realization I wish to say that the Christ was, is and shall always be an avatar. Avatar means the direct representative of God — God in human form. An avatar embodies God’s Vision and Reality all at once. With him, Vision and Reality go together. The Christ, Sri Krishna, the Buddha, Sri Ramakrishna, all came from the same Source, but had different names. This moment I call Him Krishna because I like the Krishna form; the next moment I like the Buddha form and I call Him the Buddha; and then I may call Him Ramakrishna or Christ. But they are all eternally one.
(Sri Chinmoy, Fifty Freedom-Boats to one Golden Shore, part 4, Agni Press, 1974)
“I recognise Jesus Christ not only as an unparalleled prophet and the beloved Son of God but also as a supreme oneness-friend of mankind. What he did, what he is doing and what he will be doing is far beyond the domains of history, society and certain levels of spirituality…”
(Sri Chinmoy, World Destruction: Never, Impossible)