Manji (Buddhist “Swastika”)

The swastika used in Buddhist art and scripture is known as a manji (whirlwind), and represents Dharma, universal harmony, and the balance of opposites.

It is derived from the Hindu religious swastika, but it is not identical in meaning. Round Manji The Manji is made up of several elements: a vertical axis representing the joining of heaven and earth, a horizontal axis representing the connection of yin and yang, and the four arms, representing movement- the whirling force created by the interaction of these elements.

When facing left, it is the Omote (front facing) Manji, representing love and mercy. Facing right, it represents strength and intelligence, and is called the Ura (rear facing) Manji. In Zen Buddhism, the Manji represents an ideal harmony between love and intellect.

Buddha figure with Manji

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Hendon Harris June 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Is AGNI the god of fire for Native Americans? That conclusion doesn’t require a leap of
faith when you realize that they celebrate the Exact Same Seven Step Seven Vow Wedding Ceremony that has been celebrated by the religions of India (Buddhism and
Hinduism) for thousands of years. There is no confusion in the minds of Buddhists
who their fire god is. Why then if the ceremonies are exactly like in every detail why
would the Native American god of fire be anything different from Agni?


Hendon Harris January 13, 2014 at 2:43 am

Google: “Buddhist Symbols, Customs and Monuments North America” for much more evidence of Buddhism in ancient America than simply the Manji. European historians in an effort to exclude the possibility of discussions and the review of evidence of pre-Columbian Buddhist missionary monk trips to North America have placed an imaginary “fence” around all the American continents. This has taken the form of an absolute refusal to entertain any notions of pre Columbian Asian migration or diffusion here. According to them any such discussions are unscientific and “fringe”. If you are involved in the western academic community you are literally risking your professional career if you choose to openly discuss this.
One of the major reasons they claim this topic is unscientific is because according to
them Asians were unable to sail to the Americas because they lacked the technology. That is an interesting argument given the vast amount of evidence that
demonstrates that argument is false and they should know it is. Google: “Ancient
Chinese Naval History” and “Ancient Chinese Shipbuilding”. The Chinese and other
Asians had highly advanced nautical skills from at least the 3rd Century BCE until
1433 when Ming Dynasty China issued a Decree of Isolation. That policy of isolation lead China into a 500 year decline from which they just emerged. However, regardless of what many people may think China has not always been a
3rd world country. Weiyang Palace started BCE in Chang’an China remains the largest palace ever built in the history of mankind. No canal ever built on earth has come close to the length of the Chinese Grand Canal which was started before Christ and finally completed centuries later. Deep well drilling for oil and natural
gas goes back to the 2nd century in China. These accomplishments are of record
but rarely discussed. Google these listed above and numerous others to discover
these facts for yourself.


Raphael November 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Hendon when speaking of whirlwinds, how can forget to mention Ezekiel?

Ezekiel 1:4-28
King James Version (KJV)
4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

the swastika is what links them all…
it is the key
it is ThE NET



Hendon Harris August 5, 2013 at 1:39 am

North American historians boldly claim that there were absolutely No Foreign Influences in Pre Columbian America. If that is or was truly the case and if the swastika used by the Hopi and Navajo Native American tribes had absolutely nothing to do with the Vedic Manji used for thousands of years by Hindus and Buddhists then how can anyone explain why the Manji (swastika) used by them is called “The Whirling Logs” by the Navajo and “The Whirlwind” by the Hopi people which is EXACTLY what the Manji means in Sanskrit. How could that be random? IT COULDN”T BE!
Google: “Were the Anasazi People Buddhists?” , “Mandalas, Mantras, Manjis and
Monuments”. “Dimensions of Dine (Navajo) and Buddhist Traditions” and “Hendon’s
And why is it that the most common wedding ceremony used by Native Americans
today and claimed by them as their own tradition is the same Seven Step Seven Vow Wedding walked clockwise around the sacred flame which has been used in India for thousands of years as their historic wedding tradition. Google: “Vedic
Cafe Native American Weddings”.
Or lastly how about the Vedic Phallic symbols and the Persian Manticore that are
also found in North America. Google “Phallic Symbols North America”, “Buck and
Mabel’s King Kong Dong” and “The King Arches National Park”.
How can these examples of Vedic inflences in North America just be ignored!


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