Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The True Meaning of The Symbol Swastika

By: Jian-Hian Chen
What is a symbol? A symbol is things or behaviors to which people give meaning. Symbol can also be something such as a particular mark that represents some piece of information. One symbol that everyone seen before that thinks they know the meaning to it is the Swastika.
What do you think when you see this?
Yes, this is the symbol that Adolf Hitler used known as the Nazism. The Nazi believed that they were the supremacy of an Aryan master race and claimed that Germans represented the purest Aryan nation. The Jews people were affect the most because the Nazi claimed that they were the greatest threat to the Aryan race and the German nation. The symbol has been forbidden in several countries and especially in Germany. In some areas public display of the Swastika may be fined or even jailed.
This video shows the true meaning of the symbol Swastika. This symbol has appeared around the country in ancient artifact from Japan, China, and India for 5,000 years. The Swastika symbol represents good luck, love, light, and life. What a peaceful symbol but, because of one person it is only remember as a symbol of hatred, death, and evil.
At the end of the blog I hope everyone understand a little more about the meaning and what the Swastika symbol represents. The Swastika symbol represents Good, Love, Light, and, Life. This symbol is mostly in the Asian culture it appears in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Mithraism.

3 comments:

  1. Katherine PeraltaJune 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Like I say, I always learn something new everyday and what did I learn?....Well I learned that this symbol is NOT a bad and evil one! Everyone looks at it as a symbol of death, without knowing that it represents peace and life. Good job on your post Jian!

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  2. I really liked your post because the Swastika is a very strong symbol and is associated with a lot of foul things. I did learn that some Native American tribes reverse the symbol and use it to mean peace, love and good tidings as will. I try not to hold on to the pain I feel in my heart when I see a swastika, I know that One persons use of it was wrong but I will keep the positive use of it always.

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  3. It was a nice post, and it is very interesting and informing. Initially, I thought symbol Swastika is an evil symbol that represents killing and destroying. From reading your blog I learn that that symbol Swastika is a symbol of peace and because of Adolf Hitler it make me and everyone else hate this symbol.

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