Buddhist legend says that when the mourning disciples of Gautama Buddha desired to burn his body, they found it incombustible. But a flame burst out of the Swastika tattooed on his breast and reduced the corpse to ashes. Buddhism which grew out of Hinduism commonly uses the Swavastika or left facing swastika to emphasize the inner realm of spirit. It signifies the sacred heart of Buddha and is called the heart seal; the sacred fire burning in the calm hearts of those who unite spiritual perfection with their human form. In the Buddhist tradition the swastika is one of the sixty-five figures of Sripada, the impression of Buddha's foot. Throughout India are stone sculptures representing the footprints of Buddha with the Swastika on each toe along with the thousand ray'd wheel on the sole. These marks if found on a child's feet at birth indicate that he will be a perfect Buddha. According to Buddhist legends, Buddha had these marks, and he walked seven steps as soon as he entered the world. A lotus grew up at every step! The Swastika is a symbol of benediction to one fifth of the world's population and is reported in great number on the rock walls of Buddhist caves. During the Vietnam war in south Vietnam, tombstones of the fallen were marked by a Swastika just as American tombstones were marked by a cross. This was misunderstood by the ignorant media, who thought they had Nazi tendencies. They failed to realize that the Swastika represented Buddhism and Cao Dai (The Eye of God), a native religion that worshipped Victor Hugo as one of it's saints.