24 Sep 2011-QA-2

(A member of the audience asked a question and it was inaudible)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

‘Swaastika’ symbolizes the cycle. ‘Swaastha’ means established in the Self. ‘Swaastika’ means that which is healthy for humanity; that which contains all the four aspects that puts you into yourself, ‘Dharma (righteousness), Artha (desires), Kaama(means), Moksha(liberation).’
Unfortunately, ‘Swaastika’ symbol was taken by Hitler. He put it upside down.
‘Swaastika’ represents peace actually, but when he put the whole thing upside down, it became war; the reverse.
That’s how it is! Time passes very fast when we are happy and it seems to be going very slow when we are unhappy and when we have to wait for somebody, right? So mind and time are connected.