I have heard “Namaste” in my spiritual circles over the years but did not really know what it meant. I asked a few friends who had strong ideas – but all of their ideas were different.
But then I remembered that little internet thingy called Wikipedia.
And no wonder I was confused! It’s worth a look just for the laugh … but I digress.
Namaste: “The Divine In Me – Salutes – The Divine In You!”
A polite bow of greeting or farewell used by Hindus, made with the hands held at chest height and both palms pressed together.
But as it is an ancient Hindustani word – the translation is very open to interpretation.
- I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me.
- I salute the God within you.
- Your spirit and my spirit are ONE.
- That which is of God in me greets that which is of God in you.
- The Divinity within me perceives and adores the Divinity within you.
- All that is best and highest in me greets/salutes all that is best and highest in you.
- I greet the God within.
- I bow to you. The light within me honors the light within you.
And my favorite…
- I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.
How can one small word mean all that! 🙂
This following video is visually amazing and the words profound. Check it out to learn more of the Namaste definition.