Question: Does the presence of an Avatar on earth bring about a sharper focus between darkness and light? Does he bring things to a head in that particular era?Sri Chinmoy: Yes, that is true, true. Avatars are like doctors. When there is a doctor, the patients come and challenge the doctor. They say, "Let us see what kind of doctor you are. Either you can cure us or you are just pretending."
The Avatar-doctors accept the challenge. They say to the patients, "Then come here if you really mean to be cured."
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 38, Agni Press, 2005