Divided into four sections, this compilation presents selections from Sri Aurobindo on the nature and purpose of Avatarhood. Section One is compiled from Chapter XV of Essays on the Gita, "The Possibility and Purpose of Avatarhood". Section Two contains extracts from Nirodbaran's Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo. Section Three, selections from Letters on Yoga, explains the purpose of Avatars and Vibhutis in the evolution and addresses typical misconceptions about their incarnations. The final section contains excerpts on the Avatar's life in the world as one who comes to open the way for humanity to a higher consciousness.