Sri Ramakrishna mission and the devotees claim that Sri Ramakrishna was an Avatar. Even Sri Ramakrishna declared that he was an Avatar. However, Puranas mentioned only 10 avatars of Vishnu. The only Vishnu avatar yet to come is the Kalki.

Even Gaudiya Vaishnavas, who claim Lord Chaitanya was an Avatar of Vishnu, show passages from Srimad Bhagavatam supporting the lofty claim.

What scriptural support is there in favour of the declaration of the Ramakrishna Mission?

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    @Proxy no, only people born enlightened are considered avatar. Rest are just enlightened people Apr 23 at 12:30
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    @MrGreenGold when God incarnates he is called avatar. Apr 23 at 16:26
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    @DarkKnight correct. I was only talking as per Advaita. Apr 23 at 17:47
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    "Puranas mentioned only 10 avatars of Vishnu" -- these r the main avtaras but not only avtaras...other famous set is 24 avtaras...but Puranas mention even more avatars...so u can remove this line..
    – YDS
    Apr 24 at 3:20
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    @YDS - he need not remove it. others also have same doubt cos they only hear 10 avatars. it is better to publish both doubt and answer (after we get the answer). in cases where we don't have answer yet, then we can delay publishing the doubt, because it can mislead people.
    – mar
    Apr 24 at 4:49

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