Friday, August 3, 2007

The Swastika

And while I am on the subject of Nazi Germany, so what's up with that swastika symbol? What does it mean and why is it used. Does it mean Hitler, supremacy, something dark, bad or evil or is it good? I believe that although the swastika is mostly used to represent supremacy or evil these days, it's origin is actually Hindu and a good meaning that may have gone bad. And now let me refer to that Internet bible dictionary Wikipedia again because I really do not know what it's Hindu origins are, only that they are Hindu and originally meant good. Well according to Hindu Books, the word Swastika is believed to be a combination of the words Su and Asati. Su means 'good' and Asati meant 'to exist'. In Sanskrit the words Su and Asati when combined into one word become Swasti. If this derivation of the word Swastika is true, then the literal meaning of the term Swastika would be 'let good-prevail'. It is the religious Hindu symbol which ranks second only to OM. Today, the Swastika is known the world over not as a religious symbolism of the Hindus but as the Nazi emblem. It is more widely known as the symbol Hitler used on the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers Party), or the "I am better than you are party" flag and it has changed the meaning of the Swastika. There exist many types of signs which stand for the Swastika. Even the standard version has two forms, one facing the right also called the symbol of the right hand path and the one facing the left called the symbol of the lefthand path. These two Swastikas are also considered to represent the male and female. And this site also goes on to say that the swastika also originates as a blueprint for a fort called Su Vastu. It is used as a form of a defensive arrangement by the military practice of Chakra vyuha used during ancient times. In the Chakra vyuha, the army was arranged in the form of a circular grid which an enemy army was supposed to break and the Chakra vyuha was an effective form of defense and it was very difficult to break. So are some of the meanings of the Swastika. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
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