Posted by Vishva News Reporter on February 9, 2005

Typical  swastika.

s`vs`tik or

European Parliament Says
Europe Needs History Lesson On the Swastika

From Hinduism Today: 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 seals.)

  • "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.

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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.

the 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:

  • "s`vs`tik symbol is seen on the anNt-naag or shesh-naag.
  •  anNt-naag or shesh-naag is the manifested form of the unmanifested creator bRH`m.
  • anNt-naag or shesh-naag supports all the bRHmaaNDo (universes) created by bRH`m to manifest bRH'm's iCHCHaa to be many.
  • Nobody knows the true essence of anNt-naag or shesh-naag as HE is a direct unborn, eternal manifestation of a shk`ti of bRH`m.
  • But anNt-naag or shesh-naag supports all the bRHmaaNDo (universes) and its fire destroys each bRHmaaND (universe) at the time of its nimitt and pRaakRut ly (decreation and absorbed into grandfather bRH`maa and creator bRH`m respectively at the end of the 4.32 billion and 311.04 trillion years respectively"
  • anNt-naag or shesh-naag is 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  anNt-naag or shesh-naag in His yog-niNDRaa mode ensuring sustainance of all creations by protecting DHARm which sustains all creations.

(Information from puraaANo shared by SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii from the veD library)

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And to continue to learn about  s`vs`tik or Swastika, .....please click on the next line to read the understanding of s`vs`tik or Swastika and the continuing journey by Europeans of all race and faith systems.....

On Feb 3, 4 and 7, 2005 PVAF published information on the veDik symbol s`vs`tik to empower humanity to know and understand the TRUTH in expression of this symbol handed down to humanity by creator bRH'm from the start of each cylce of creation known as bRHmaa's day = 4.32 billion years.....

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