Refusal of the RETURN

…the adventurer must still return with his life-transmuting trophy.

But the responsibility has been frequently refused.  Even the Buddha, after his triumph, doubted whether the message of realization could be communicated, and saints are reported to have passed away while in the supernal ecstasy.  Numerous indeed are the heroes fabled to have taken up residence forever in the blessed isle of the unaging Goddess of Immortal Being. 


Vishnu, the Lord of the World, had become incarnate in the person of a beautiful youth named Krsna (Krishna), who having saved the land of India from a tyrannical race of demons, had assumed the throne.  1000 faces, pg 167