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Sastika sign must not be seen with suspicion

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Started: 2/8/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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uditmishra

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Hitler abused & misrepresented "swastika"- The sacred symbol of Hinduism (originally Sanatan Dharma) which existed throughout the world at a point of time ,for it existed even before the absurdist and craziest idea of Nazism, which wrecked havoc on Jews. The world especially europeans , therefore must not see this symbol as a symbol of hate or genocide but acknowledge the fact that world once upon time embraced sanatan dharma. And hinduism therefore being oldest religion on this planet must not be seen with suspicion for having obvious connection with this sacred symbol.

Also the word "Swastika" in sanskrit is combination of two words i.e. (swah +astika= swastika) wherein 'swah' means 'self' and 'astika' means 'believer in supreme power or truth'.
theaverageguy9

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Hitler used and misused the symbol of Swastika which is a sacred symbol of Hinduism, but does that nullify the abhorrence it generates in a Jewish heart? No.
The symbol was used not only used by the Germans but also by various others over the period of time as shown in the video you posted (Time - 7:18) and the people who were affected/related to the symbol where it was used, are expected to react/connect with it accordingly. Thus the abhorrence of the Jews/Europeans to the Swastika is as justified as the Hindus of India praying the symbol. The origin of the symbol has no relevance and does not discount the feelings attached with the symbol.

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'Hinduism (originally Sanatan Dharma) which existed throughout the world at a point of time" and 'hinduism therefore being oldest religion on this planet'

Could you provide me with genuine links which prove these conclusions of yours? except the Vedas.
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Posted by Stefy 1 year ago
Stefy
You are right about the origina but it depends on the context. If you are in the United States or Europe and you see a swastika, chances are you should be wary. air you are in a heavily Hindu area or perhaps are in another area but you are aware of a particular persons culture, then its fine. But im not going to assume its being used as a spiritual symbol everytim im in north Georgia and this guy with a shaved head and a confederate flag on his pickup truck filled with guns has a swastika symbol on him that it is spiritual.
Posted by Wylted 1 year ago
Wylted
I thought Hitler used a reverse swastika and not the swastika itself.
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