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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 swastika appears in two forms: left-handed and right-handed. However, confusion quickly arises when one is faced with the question of how to define 'left' and 'right' with regard to this symbol. Some occultists and historians favor a definition based on the direction taken by the arms as they extend outward from the centre; while others prefer to define left' and 'right' in terms of the apparent direction of rotation. The confusion arises from the fact that a swastika whose arms proceed to the left appears to be rotating to the right, and vice versa.
Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
The right handed swastika is a positive symbol; the left handed one, the one that the NAZIS used, is not... The symbol in the field is a RIGHT handed symbol, not left
Originally posted by djohnsto77
What are you looking at? It's obviously the same configuration as the most common Nazi swastika, as shown in the Nazi flag I posted earler.
The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). Black, white, and red were in fact the colors of the old North German Confederation flag (invented by Otto von Bismarck, based on the Prussian colors black and white, blended with the red and white of the medieval Hanse cities). In 1871, with the foundation of the German Reich, the flag of the North German Confederation became the German Reichsflagge (Reich's flag). Black, white, and red subsequently became the colors of the nationalists (e.g. during World War I and the Weimar Republic.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
[If it isn't kids, then I would consider it a hate crime because adults should know better, and hopefully the perpetrators are turned in to face justice.