EUROPEAN PROPOSED BAN ON
s`vs`tik or SWASKTIKA
Europe Needs History Lesson On the Swastika
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 2, 2005:
The following news released was received from
the office of
Robert Evans, (contact with email by
clicking on the name) Labour Member of the European Parliament for London:
Labour Member of the European Parliament,
Robert Evans has called for a European campaign on the real history of the
swastika to highlight its importance to Europe's Hindus.
"The swastika was not invented by Hitler"
said Robert Evans. "In fact, it has been used for over 3,000 years by many
cultures, in particular the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist communities to
represent life, sun, power, peace, strength and good luck."
"Whilst of course I understand why
some Members of European Parliament are suggesting the swastika should be
banned, in reality this would have the effect of discriminating against
Europe's one million plus Hindus and deprive them of their sacred symbol."
In a European Parliament Written
Declaration, co-tabled by West Midlands MEP Neena Gill, they refer to the
fact that the word "swastika" comes from the old Indian or Sanskrit word
svastika (to be good) and that until the twentieth century it was not
associated with anything other than positive messages.
"To Hindus, it's the second most sacred
symbol in their tradition and has been used for several thousand years to
ward off evil.
Unlike the Nazi swastika which faced
left, the Hindu swastika faces to the right and by tradition it is red, a
color regarded as auspicious by Hindus." states Robert Evans. (HPI adds:
This is, in part, a common piece of misinformation. Hindus use both the
right and left swastikas, and there are examples even on Indus Valley
"The swastika was adopted by Adolf Hitler's
Nazis in 1920. It then became a symbol of all that is evil and was
associated with the greatest crimes in the history of mankind." "I
completely condemn its use for xenophobic, racial hatred or right wing
purposes. However, what is needed now is tolerance and understanding. The
swastika in a different form is very important to millions of Hindus
across Europe and the rest of the world." added Robert Evans.
"Of course this issue has to be handled
sensitively and I am very conscious of the anguish that the use of the
swastika causes to the Jewish Community, but for Hindus the swastika is a
religious sacrament, to express their devotion to God.
In London I have seen it in many houses and
in Hindu temples." "It must be possible to separate the evil of Hitler and
his ideology from the Hindu symbol which actually means almost the
opposite." concluded Mr Evans.
In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed
its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be "a symbol of
our own struggle" as well as "highly effective as a poster." (Mein Kampf,
pg. 495) On August 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress, this flag became the
official emblem of the Nazi Party.
Nazis, Unfortunately, were so effective at their use of the swastika emblem, that many
around the world do
not even know any other or true or sacred meaning for the swastika.
Can there be two
completely opposite meanings for one symbol?
As per puraaANo texts
which tells the history and sciences of creation and life in the past,
present and future and forms part of the texts of
veD = SCIENCES OF LIFE AND CREATION:
symbol is seen on the
shesh-naag is the manifested form of
the unmanifested creator
supports all the
to be many.
- Nobody knows the true essence of
HE is a direct unborn, eternal manifestation of a
supports all the bRHmaaNDo
(universes) and its fire destroys each
(universe) at the time of its
(decreation and absorbed into grandfather
respectively at the end of the 4.32 billion and 311.04 trillion
always associated with SRii kRUSH`AN
as shown in the photo below with shHsTRM
heads meaning thousand or innumerable heads and
SRii kRUSH`AN is shown resting in
the lap of
His yog-niNDRaa mode ensuring
sustainance of all creations by protecting
DHARm which sustains all
(Information from puraaANo shared by
SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii
from the veD library)