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Microsoft to cut swastikas from software

via HPI and HPI adds: Hindus and Jains have been trying for years to educate the public that the swastika is a religious symbol with thousands of years of history, and that it is unfair to stigmatize the symbol forever based on its use by the Nazis. In this article, the Reuter's reporter makes no mention of the symbol's significance to Hindus and Jains in modern times. In Hinduism, the swastika (literally, "it is well") is a symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune, representing the sun. The right-angled arms of the swastika denote the indirect way in which Divinity is reached -- through intuition and not by intellect.


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