--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Dharma Mitra" 

"There's more to a swastika, more generally a yantra, than it being a
"symbol", icon or associative representation.  Sadgurus come from time 
to time to refresh the siddha of yantras, including the swastika.  It 
is an occult machine, not just a 'symbol', crest or trademark."

The swastika very well be an "occult machine". It may also function as 
a designer logo for tennis wear. My analysis does not address 
aesthetic function, rather its cultural appropriation and use - 
particularly the attendant meanings gathered during its most recent 

The original post simply recommends a more commonsense sensitivity to 
current and accepted meaning. Suggesting thereƕs "more" to a swastika 
only underscores the fact that multiple meanings are not only possible 
but inevitable. 


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