Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Marjorie N. Wisby (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 13:09:56 GMT

On Sat, 18 Jan 1997 19:51:53 -0800, (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?

It is not the amount that counts, it's whether it is *enlightened*
hair. Ordinary hair is of no consequence whatsoever.

I am rather shocked that you didn't realise this, Steve.

Anyway, the sign of a Bhudda - the next will be the 29th - has nothing
to do with chest hair. Or any other form of physical manifestation.
Golden thighs, virgin mothers - all are irrelevent. It is not a matter
of being *born* a Bhudda - it is attaining Bhudda-hood during one's

The swastika pattern in chest hair is actually a sign of immortality
amongst the Hoop Snake tribe of Australian Aborigines.