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why Hitler chose..?? please read/bump

Posted by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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i was wondering if anyone here knows why Hitler chose to use the swastika as his main symbol? if you dont read below....

the true original meaning-

How the Word is Derived

In Sanskrit, the proper spelling of the word swastika is svastika. Sanskrit has no 'w'. Literally, the word svastika is a statement of affirmation, "It is!" "Life is good!" "There is value" "There is meaning!" Svastika is a term that affirms the positive values of life. The word is made of su + as. "As" is the root of the copular verb "to be" of which the third person singular is, "asti," "it is." Su is a prefix used in Sanskrit to intensify meaning in a positive way, thus su+asti means literally, "it really is!" When combined, the 'u' changes into a 'v' thus giving the form svasti. The ending 'ka' makes this verbal form into a noun. This is the linguistic morphology of the word, svastika.

 

Hitlers meaning-

Today, the Swastika is primarily known as a symbol of racism, persecution and anti semitism, which, primarily, arises from the ideology of the German Nazi party and World War II.

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little stories-

I remember performing a wedding between a Hindu girl and a Jewish boy. Right at the beginning of the ceremony, when it is traditional to hold a decorative cloth between the boy and girl, the Hindu mother proudly presented a special cloth with a huge red Swastikain the middle that she wanted me to hold between the couple. Half the audience was Jewish! Another time, I performed a ground-breaking ceremony for a Hindu family, who was going to build a new home in an exclusive gated community. The man had me draw a large red Swastikaon the ground where the house would be built. Later, as we were walking around the perimeter of the property, someone came walking a dog and saw the red Swastika. In terror, this person called the police thinking that a neo-Nazi cult was moving into his neighborhood. On many occasions, I have had to explain to confused fire and building inspectors why there are Swastikas in our Hindu temples. As a priest, I regularly bless people using the expression, svasti svasti svasti! and even inscribe swastikas on the heads of newly shaved babies for their health and prosperity!

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Its History

 

In fact, the Swastika is an ancient solar symbol that has been used by many cultures going back at least 3000 years. It has been found used by the celts in northern Europe and by the Greeks as early has 1000 BCE. In India the symbol has been used since Vedic times. It is most commonly seen as an ancient Aryan symbol. Nazi Germany did not invent the symbol, but only borrowed it in order to show the "aryan" roots of their new German state. Today, unfortunately, the Swastika is most commonly known for the destruction of life rather then its affirmation.

                                                its use in India

In India, the Swastikais used in two forms, one with the arms moving to the right, the right-handed Swastika, and the other with the arms moving to the left, the so-called "left-handed" occult Swastika. It is commonly thought that the Nazis used the left-handed Swastikaand that this is the difference between the Hindu's use of the Swastikaand the Nazi's use of it. But this is not the case. In fact, the Nazis used the same right-handed Swastikathat is used in modern Hinduism, but gave it a 45 degree turn. This gives it the appearance of being left-handed, even though it is not. Regardless, in India many groups have used the left-handed Swastika. One common example amongst Hindu groups is the Theosophical Society, which used it on their logo. The left-handed Swastika is also associated with esoteric tantric practices. Jainsand Buddhists often use the left handed Swastikaas well. Today the right-handed Swastika is mainly used in Hindu temples, homes and sacred ceremonies as a symbol or affirmation of good luck, health and prosperity. A "yes" to life!

 

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the difference between the two versions

 

 Nazi Swastika

 

 left handed swastika (original version)

 

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so in all Hitler chose to use the symbol to kinda mock the true meaning of it....so if you see a swastika somewhere, look to see which way it is written/made...it doesn't always have a bad meaning..

by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM
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necro1134
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:06 PM

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ktwister
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Thank you for the info. I just recently learned about the original version, after reading an article about a designer using it on a purse.. I believe.

necro1134
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:15 PM

your welcome.

Quoting ktwister:

Thank you for the info. I just recently learned about the original version, after reading an article about a designer using it on a purse.. I believe.


NikkiPhoenix
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Thank you for posting this.  I am jewish, and I have a hand carved Buddah with a swastika carved on the back.  It is for good fortune.  It is a shame that Hilter and his followers destroyed the beauty behind it.




            




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OfTheFaIIen
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:24 PM
I knew about the use in India, so I always looked at how it was placed (square or diamond). But everything else is new to me. =) Good post.


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necro1134
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:29 PM

thank you

Quoting OfTheFaIIen:

I knew about the use in India, so I always looked at how it was placed (square or diamond). But everything else is new to me. =) Good post.


PaganMom2285
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 3:53 PM

I was just reading about that in a book my gram gave me on symbology and the history behind it. Too bad people can't think past the negative conotations and try to find the meaning behind certain symbols.

Take the Pentagram for instance. People all over the world use it but any time it's on the news or in any kind of press it's called an occult symbol or a mark of satanic cults. Now I'm a practicing witch and I wear a pentacle and I'll tell ya what. There is a lot more good in the pentacle than there is in the cross. The cross is a symbol of death and if you look back in history it always has been. The Romans excecuted criminals on them. Historically the Pentacle has stood as a symbol for life the points representing the five elements. Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. But the media insists that if it's a pentacle it is evil and if it is a cross it is good.

Sorry I teach a class about religion in history and the various myths and misconceptions therein. So I tend to run at the mouth when it comes to stuff like this.

necro1134
by on Dec. 17, 2008 at 4:23 PM

lol its all good..i know all that too, and i think others should know...

Quoting PaganMom2285:

I was just reading about that in a book my gram gave me on symbology and the history behind it. Too bad people can't think past the negative conotations and try to find the meaning behind certain symbols.

Take the Pentagram for instance. People all over the world use it but any time it's on the news or in any kind of press it's called an occult symbol or a mark of satanic cults. Now I'm a practicing witch and I wear a pentacle and I'll tell ya what. There is a lot more good in the pentacle than there is in the cross. The cross is a symbol of death and if you look back in history it always has been. The Romans excecuted criminals on them. Historically the Pentacle has stood as a symbol for life the points representing the five elements. Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit. But the media insists that if it's a pentacle it is evil and if it is a cross it is good.

Sorry I teach a class about religion in history and the various myths and misconceptions therein. So I tend to run at the mouth when it comes to stuff like this.


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