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The Real Meaning of Swastika
Fistly the real Pronunciation and sPelling
is Swastik. Its not 'Swastika' as is commonly known.
The word 'Swastik' 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.' So its 'Su + aastik'.
The right-handed swastika has been used as a
upward-moving 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
Swastik represent the four races, four seasons,
four fold magnetic field on our Sun.
The Swastik is also an ancient Vedic symbol
for the Sun, and of the Vedic diety Lord
Ganesh, the elephant headed God, who is the
first born son in the Universe.
His four qualities, represented by the four
hands of the Swastik, 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 Swastik comes out of the Golden Mean Spiral Grail Cup
The left-handed Swastik is a symbol of
Kali, the Vedic Goddess who symbolizes
Since creation and destruction are two
unseparable facets of the Cosmic Plan, both
symbols have come into prominence through
Astrologically, the right-handedSwastik
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
for common goal of evolution.
It further signifies a state
of harmony between humans and nature/Divine, which in
turn fosters true growth in all the realms.