Introduction / Using ARAS: The Symbolism of the Cross

[aras-image:7At.001,,9,,,Swastika on Lakshmi-Narayana Temple]
  ... But when the Latin cross familiar to Western Christianity is visualised three-dimensionally, it becomes the cosmic egg, as in a stone sculpture from second century India
(7At.001,). In contrast to the suckling earth, the cosmic egg is the non-manifest Brahman, the undifferentiated totality. The red serpentine line on the egg, as the serpent on the Tree of Knowledge, is that potential for division and manifestation.