There is the incessant movement of the universe, continuously bring forth new things. This goes for the earth too, which is in constant rotation, as are the sun, all the planets and the heaven. Svastikah is the sign of rebirth i.e. Samsara.
Buddhism has adopted the svastikah and calls it Manji.....the Whirlwind. It represents Dharma, universal harmony and the balance of opposites. The vertical axis represent the joining of heaven and earth. The horizontal axis represent the connection of yin and yang and the four arms, represent movement of the whirling force created by the interaction of these elements.
Meaning of Left and Right facing
these are the Feminine and Masculine aspects of the Divine Symbol...the Svastikah. When facing left, it is the Omote or front facing Manji, denoting Love and Mercy. Facing right, it represent Strength and Intelligence and is called the rear-facing Manji.
The svastikah has always bee a sign of the positive, of prosperity, of good fortune, of the good and it has been a part of our life since time immemorial, central in our philosophy, our religion and our life. It has always been with us and will always be the symbol of our divine consciousness, our connection to the elements, to time, to nature and Samsara.
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