What did Hitler, Buda, Alexander the Great and Jesus have in COMMON? #GoXplrr Hutton Pulitzer

Yes, I know very provocative question.  But Hitler, Buda, Alexander the Great and Jesus DID have a common connection.

That connection was ancient symbology and the symbol was a Swastika.  Long before Hitler turned the Swastika into a universal symbol, for evil, death and hatred, the Swastika was a symbol of Love, Enlightenment and the Quest for Truth!

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The earliest known swastika was found in 10,000 B.C. in the Ukraine, carved on mammoth ivory.

Its meaning has been a good one for thousands of years. However, Adolf Hitler appropriated it in the 20th century, establishing its association with tragedy, death, and destruction.

The symbol is found not only in one ancient civilization, but in ancient civilizations all over the world, bespeaking its deep connection with humanity and human culture.

Aztecs and Mayans used the symbol on burial mounds, clothing and jewelry. In Europe, such symbols can be found in Roman catacombs, in churches, on plaza stones, and graves.

The word swastika is Sanskrit: swa means “higher self,” asti means “being,” and ka is a suffix. The word may be understood as “being with higher self.” It is also known as srivatsa.

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It has an especially strong connection to Buddhism in India, which was then transmitted to China. The srivatsa is often found on Buddha sculptures, and it is believed to be a sign displayed by

Buddhas to the people who first depicted it—a symbol with profound and heavenly meanings. It has been understood over the ages as a symbol of good luck, a symbol of purity, and other positive attributes.

Hitler sought to connect the symbol’s power and purity to his doctrine of establishing a “pure” race.

The shadow cast on the symbol by the Nazis is slowly being lifted. The Jewish Virtual Library, an American-Israeli Enterprise, has addressed the history of the Swastika positively.

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The swastika (卐 or 卍) (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक), (also known as the gammadion cross) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks, as well as in Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Nazism, among other cultures and religions.

The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit roots su (“Good”), asti (“to be”), and ka (making) The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

GhanaSwastikaIts use in India dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization city of Harappa, and came to represent Vishnu in Hinduism. In Chinese Taoism, the swastika is a symbol of eternity.

For Tibetan Buddhism, it is emblematic of the element of Earth.

It is a common practice for Hindus to draw Swastika symbols on the doors and entrances to their houses during festivals, which is believed to symbolize an invitation to goddess Lakshmi.

Swastika_iranThe symbol has a long history in Europe reaching back to antiquity. In modern times, following a brief surge of popularity as a good luck symbol in Western culture, a swastika was adopted as a symbol of the Nazi Party of Germany in 1920, who used the swastika as a symbol of the Aryan race. A right-facing 45° rotated swastika was incorporated into the flag of the Nazi Party, which was made the state flag of Germany during the Nazi era, after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933.

Hence in many Western countries the swastika is stigmatized as being associated with Nazism and related concepts like antisemitism, hatred, violence, death, and murder.

Notably, the swastika has been outlawed in Germany and other countries if used as a symbol of Nazism in certain instances. Many modern white nationalist and Neo-Nazi groups such as the Russian National Unity use stylized swastikas or similar symbols.

 

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MORE HERE AND ORIGINAL STORY: 

WIKI ON SWASTIKA: 

 

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