When you speak to a self-certified intelligent man, he just cannot understand why Shri Ganesha is such an important deity for us. The way to explain this is, that until you become subtle, you will not be able to recognise that all these deities exist within you.
Shri Ganesha has four arms. I had mentioned that the Carbon Atom also has four valencies. It also has four arms. In nirakar, (subtle, formless state) when you look at Him from the left side, you see Him in the form of a Swastika. I had told them to photograph a carbon atom, and to take the photo from four angles. The left side showed the Swastika. When we look at it from the right side, He shows up as Omkara — many omkaras – as many omkaras as there are carbon atoms, will be seen. If you look at it from the underside towards the top, then the Greek letters Alpha and Omega, threaded into one integrated form which are used as symbols, become visible. Jesus Christ had said, “I am the Alpha, and I am the Omega”. Alpha means the beginning, and Omega means the end. How is it that these two symbols mentioned by Christ, can clearly be seen in the carbon atom!
When I said this, scientists in foreign countries immediately started researching, and found out that this was a fact. They saw that when they took photos of the carbon atom from three different angles, they got exactly these three forms. From this it is clear that Jesus Christ became the Alpha and the Omega, and Shri Ganesha the Swastika and the Omkara. So, it has been conclusively proved that Jesus Christ and Shri Ganesha are the same.
Even Hitler used the Swastika. He was probably told about it by the Dalai Lama and was advised to use the Swastika. If Swastika is formed correctly, whose movement is towards the right side, that Swastika is (pragati sheel) means constructive. It manifests innocence. But if the Swastika takes a left sided motion, means if it is reversed, then it can herald the destruction of a person. He can get all kinds of illness, especially incurable diseases. For example, yesterday a man came,, whose muscles in the body had become lax, loose, and inert. Myelitis they call it, and a whole lot of other names. In this illness, a man’s muscles lose their elasticity and become loose and lax, and he can never be cured. Slowly his muscles become weaker and weaker. This happens when we act in opposition or against Shri Ganesha’s qualities. Hitler was afflicted with this same disease. Hitler, in an effort to make use of Shri Ganesha’s powers, made a Swastika. He made a stencil of it. As long as the stencil was turned in the right direction they got success in their activities. But they turned the stencil in the reverse, and started using it to make reverse Swastikas. It was the use of this reversed Swastika that caused Hitler to lose the war. This is the significant importance of the Swastika. A lot of people did not know the significance of the Swastika, and they felt that if Hitler used it, anyone can use it. After all Shri Ganesha is innocent. But He also shows His powerful effect.
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Ganesh Puja, Delhi, December 5, 1993.