- Their sense of compassion~ I recently read a series of books by Rick Riordan which covered the possible immortality of persons who were quite famous through the years and how they interacted in a series of adventures. Coming towards the end of the series, one of the characters shows a sense of compassion towards someone he should have hated and that choice of compassion, was the start to changing him and allowing him to face some difficult experiences.
- In researching the origins of the swastika out of mere curiousity based on the concept that Indians refer to curry as tika or I could be wrong in my interpretation of what is on the labels of the mixes which I purchase, the ones where you dip the pouch in boiling water and you get a meal :). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika, I was pleasantly surprised by the origins and I wonder if the Germans got some form of translation wrong as based on the article "The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. The swastika literally means "to be good". Or another translation can be made: "swa" is "higher self", "asti" meaning "being", and "ka" as a suffix, so the translation can be interpreted as "being with higher self". Also the cross has been used throughout the ages in different places and cultures.
- Talking about lost in translation, in our country depending on the wit of the person, we can say the same thing and mean completely different things.
- Looking back at the page in wiki, which I will have to read several times to see the differences and understand the symbols or to try to put the information in some form of context, I am happy to see the information displayed as it allows for thought processes on the history of a symbol which could have not been explored because of the connotations of it. I guess the moral of a story, is that sometimes, because you are caught up in this set of knowledge and this experince and history, it may take an Act of God to move you to a point of understanding or seeing another side of things. This is not about forgetting, by any means, but I will leave what it can be to the imagination
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