The Meaning of "Namaste"Submitted by dexterszyd on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 09:50
The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."
I honor the place in you where spirit lives.
The spirit in me meets the same spirit in you.
I greet that place where You and I are One.
I honor the place in you which is of Love.
I receive the free spirit in you.
I salute the place in you which is of truth.
May the life within you be strong.
I receive the place in you which is of light.
I recognize the place in you which is of peace,
within each of us is a place where peace dwells.
I recognize that we are all equal.
I acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and capable of expanding my horizon.
When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are One.
We are able to recognize the goodness of others.
We can perceive the unique thread that connects us all within the universe and, all its beings. With the universe and all of us beings.
As well as to the source of that interconnection.
One may awake to the wisdom that opens our eyes to new worlds of possibilities.
When we assume everyone we meet is special and unique in its essence.
We should always show to all people the same generous level of kindness, care, compassion and understanding.
Without any thoughts of self interest or ulterior motives above paying respect whole heartedly.
The way we live our daily lives has an enormous impact on those around us.
Instead of clinging to what separates us, practicing Namaste helps us to feel less alone in this world.
We begin to understand that we treat all people for what they are family.
We are one with the cosmos whether we realize it or not.
May we be all with one,living in oneness,one family, one heart, a glowing heart of the brightest light of compassion.....NAMASTE
So today I would like to say to all of you on the Daily Paul, "Namaste". We live but in a sliver of time and I want you to know that the light within me reckognizes and respects the light within you.