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The Real Swastika

-Prashant Trivedi

    The word 'swastika' comes from Sanskrit, the
    ancient Vedic language, and it means
    'conducive to well being.'   It is derived
    from two Sanskrit words: 'su,' meaning
    'well,' and 'asti,' from the verb to be,
    meaning 'it is.'

    The right-handed swastika has been used as a
    positive expression of life by the ancient
    Mesopotamians, the early Christians and
    Byzantines, the Mayans, as well as the Hopi
    and other Native American Indian tribes.

    In relation to the Hopi, it can be seen on
    their 'prophecy rock' as illustrated below,
    and it is considered the initiator of the new
    age after the 'Great Purification'.

    The circle surrounding the swastika here
    represents our Mother Earth, the cradle of
    humanity, and the four dots within our
    swastika represent the four races, four seasons, 
    four fold magnetic field on our Sun.
    The swastika is also an ancient Vedic symbol
    for the Sun, and of the Vedic diety Lord
    Ganesha, the elephant headed God, who is the
    first born son in the Universe.

    His four qualities, represented by the four
    hands of the swastika, are purity,
    auspiciousness, innocence, and supreme
    devotion to the Universal Mother principle.
    Ganesh bestows these qualities with the help
    of the right-handed swastika, the symbol of

   This is how Swastika comes out of the Golden Mean Spiral Grail Cup    

    The left-handed swastika is a symbol of
    Kali, the Vedic Goddess who symbolizes

    In Sanskrit, this left-handed swastika is
    named by a different word, 'sauvastika,'
    which is the antithesis of 'svastika.'

    Thus, the left-handed swastika means 'not
    conducive to well being.'  This is the
    swastika which was used in World War II as
    a symbol for Adolf Hitler's Nazi movement.

    In spite of what it represents, the
    left-handed swastika is still widely used
    throughout the world, including India,
    where it is quite prevalent.

    Vedic scripture states that we are presently
    living in 'Kaliyuga,' or the age of Kali,
    which will meet its end through 'Pralaya,'
    meaning widescale destruction.

    Since creation and destruction are two
    unseparable facets of the Cosmic Plan, both
    symbols have come into prominence through
    the ages.

    Astrologically, the right-handed swastika
    is a symbol of the Seventh Ray, which is
    the governing Ray of the Age of Aquarius,
    which is dawning upon us as the influence
    of the Piscean Age begins to wane.

    The Seventh Ray is essentially an agent of
    fusion, blending, and coordination.  It is
    also the ray of ceremonial order and is
    responsible for bringing forth the energies
    favouring group endeavor.

    In conclusion, this symbol as a whole
    signifies the four races of humanity living
    in a state of co-operation with each other
    and sharing equally the resources provided by
    Mother Earth.  It further signifies a state
    of harmony between man and nature, which in
    turn fosters true growth in all the realms.

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