Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Steve Pridgeon (
Sun, 19 Jan 1997 19:54:08 -0800

Gerry Palo said:

}In article <>,
}Steve Pridgeon <> wrote:
}> Dan Clore said:
}>}In some traditions the one way is good and the other bad. The pattern
}>}shows up all over the place: in Native American traditions, Hindu,
}>}Buddhist (a sign of a Buddha is being born with the chest hair arranged
}>}as a swastika)...
}>How much chest hair is the average Bhuddist born with?
}He did not say Buddhist but Buddha. This is an imaginative picture meant

Yes. I assumed that any budding Buddha would be born among Buddhists. The
fact that the layout, rather than the quantity, of chest hair at birth is
considered diagnostic does tend to imply that the presence of natal chest
hair is, in itself, unremarkable.


}to convey non-material truth through symbolic representation. His being

Non-material truth? Truth that isn't?

}born with hair indicates his coming into the world with a certain degree
}of high development, not an ordinary human being. The arrangement into the
}swastika indicates possibly a specific kind of clairvoyant faculty,
}connected with the so-called lotus blossoms. It could have other meanings
}as well.
}The Philistine needs to learn that there are different kinds of literal
}truth than those that apply only to gross matter. Pictures of this kind
}are meant to enlighten just such folks, all of us really, if they will
}only open their eyes and minds to new possibilities.

So is the chest hair really there, or do you just have to believe in it?


Steve Pridgeon

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