--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> on 3/16/06 12:55 AM, shempmcgurk at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >> 
> >> I know that the swastika has positive connotations. It's on the
> > Guru Dev
> >> picture that we all did puja to, but not very obvious. But I
> > concur with
> >> Shemp's observation that displaying it prominently is a risky PR
> > move. Kind
> >> of like praising Robert Mugabe and Fidel Castro.
> >> 
> > 
> > No, it's not "kind of like" it; it's worse.
> > 
> > At least Fidel has his fans even in the U.S.  Save for a very small
> > fringe of neo-nazis and white supremists, there is universal hatred
> > for the nazis and their primary symbol, the swaztika.
> I mentioned it was a dumb PR move, but what was I saying? The whole
> in which the swastika is displayed portrays no concern for or
awareness of
> PR impact.

In Germany, there is no question of it, it is simply forbidden by law
to display it. In India I see it everywhere, on every shop etc.Its
supposed to be a luck bringing symbol, the way it is painted. I
personally think it should not be tabood. Maharishi is Indian, the
movement has strong Indian undercurrents, why make it a big issue? It
just depends on the context it appears in. If you make sure it's
meaning not mistaken, if it is clear that a Nazi association is not
implied, what's wrong then. I'm sure that there are indian Ammaji
publications which also contain the Swastika. Its just so much in use
in India.

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