Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Gerry Palo (
Sun, 19 Jan 1997 14:45:47 GMT

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


Gerry Palo Denver, Colorado