is a Sun-cross? A Sun-cross is a cross centered inside a
circle or wheel. The English word "cross" was
probably derived from the Old Irish word "cros"
or the Old Norse word "kros". Whichever way it
was, the word cross was preceded by the Sumerian word
"garza", which means staff or scepter of a Sun
god or a king. It was believed that kings embodied god on
Earth, in ancient times. And like a king (or queen) in a
kingdom, the Sun rules over all parts of our solar
system, and dictates the length of the day, the seasons
of the year, the vegetation cycles etc. Hence, the
Sun-cross represents the movement of the Sun across the
sky from the east to the west, and from the north to the
south during the winter and summer seasons on our planet.
Therefore, a cross in a circle is also an astrological
symbol for planet Earth.
The cross has always been associated with Mother Earth, and how we perceive the Universe from our planet. In 1610, Galileo was the first man to point a telescope at the Milky Way and discovered that the Milky Way was made of countless number of stars. But not until Edwin Hubble's discovery in 1923 did we know that there are millions of other galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Thus, our understanding of the Universe expanded far beyond that of ancient man or of those that lived in the early 20th century. Yet, the truth remains the same. We are products of our planet and the highest developed lifeforms on the planet.
Truth or God is one, but wise men call It or Him/Her by different names.
and as the spider emits out of itself the threads of its
web; and as the female crane conceives without a male;
and as the lotus wonders from one pond to another without
any means of conveyance; so the intelligent Brahman also
may be assumed to create the world by itself without
extraneous means ...
Shankara Bhasya, Vedanta Sutra 2.1.25. Translated by George Thibaut and edited by Max Muller, Oxford University Press 1904.
"Will you teach your children what we
have taught our children? That the Earth is our mother.
What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons of the Earth.
This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man
belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the
blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of
life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to
the web, he does to himself. One thing we know: our god
is also your god. The Earth is precious to him and to
harm the Earth is to heap contempt on its creator."
is neither created nor destroyed, it is simply
transferred from one place to another.
There is no difference between Brahma,
Atman and/or Maya.
I see little difference between my Maya and
the Cosmic Maya.