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Rescuing a Symbol of Peace, an interview with T.K. Nakagaki with The State of Belief

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

The State Of Belief with Dr. Welton Gaddy sat down with Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki, author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross about the misappropriation of the swastika by the Nazis, overturning its long history as a symbol of peace in Asian religions. Can its original meaning ever be reclaimed?
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Japanese Buddhist T.K. Nakagaki sets out to educate West on swastika of good fortune

Michael Palmer - Monday, December 17, 2018

The Kyodo News profiles Rev. Dr. T.K. Nakagaki's mission to educate the west on the origins of the Buddhist Swastika. His new book The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross gracefully explains this ancient symbols origins and how it was misappropriated by the forces of evil. Read More

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