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The Meaning of "Namaste"

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."

Ancient Blessing~
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.

DEX

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far out...

...pass the brown rice, brother!

I don't want anyone bowing to me. I know me too well....

And I don't think everyone else is any better than I am in that respect. Yes humans have tremendous potential- but it is to do evil as well as to do good. I'd say evil more than good to be fair about it. I am not going to bow to any man based on their potential or their "divine spark from within" or ought else unless it is earned by deeds.

I am not comfortable with the Liberty Movement being side-tracked into being conditioned to "bow down" to other human beings on whatever basis. Respect yes, but not bowing, whether by body or just saying it. The one leads naturally to the other. There is too much genuflecting towards human personality as it is now, let's focus on policy and action, not persons.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

Its simple not complex

you are alive and so am I. What makes it awesome is you have a conscience (the spark) and so do I.

Now let us start there.....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Nystrom is going to Japan where bowing is courteous.

I nod and smile at many who pass by. Doesn't everybody?

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Hogwash

dex: "You and I have the same gift...we have the light within...that makes you and I one."

You have no light within you until you come to Christ. Until then, you are in the darkness, lost as a goose. And you certainly have no Divine spark. You are a created being - don't believe Satan's lie that you can be like God.

"This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:5-7

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

I am always amazed at how

a simple realization of who I am and that all others are like me in that respect always triggers a religious defense mechanism?

Why does ones spirituality feel threatened by a good deed?

Its not that deep. Its simply an acknowledgement of what is and and appereciation of it.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Shouldn't you be honest?

After all that "nice stuff" you wrote, wouldn't being honest be in character with all the other traits you claim about yourself?

All I did was respond with truth to your error. Then you reply with a bunch of nonsense about a "religious defense mechanism." Poop. (And why do you end a sentence with a question mark.)

My spirituality is not threatened in the least by your baloney. But why do you cast aspersions after claiming to be a doer of good deeds? Shouldn't you be honest?

No King but Jesus, no President but Ron Paul

Ok I agree

I'm with you....

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

The true

Indian culture can teach the world a lot of things, and has over the centuries. Namaste is a greeting (like hello in the western culture)the gesture is you put your hands together without any contact with the other person. This gesture is not only the hygienic way to greet people but also preserves your energy (negative or positive)as opposed to shaking hands and maybe passing on who knows what. Shaking hands was started during medieval times because no one trusted each other and shaking hands was a way to show they had no weapons.

Do your best have no expectations

Interesting. I've always

Interesting. I've always thought it was one of those jumbled words meaning "Me Satan".

Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild

For many, that has proven to be true.

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Decent definition...

the only part I don't agree with is the bowing. I don't think there is anything to do with bowing in namaste. Everything else is dead on.

Namaste personally makes me cringe

I don't disagree with what you posted as the meaning.

Namaste makes me cringe because of my experience as a Krishna devotee where we used the term constantly.

I had this idea that Krisha consciousness would take me to Nirvana, but I wound up finding that I was too westernized, for example, arranged marriage was not something I could do, and thus, the term became one of enslavement, rather than honoring the individual spark, it was one of unification, meaning you directed your spark to the enlightenment (general understanding) of the collective and did what the collective expected or demanded.

We are one with the cosmos that is only seen in a collective that agrees with the carnal leadership materialized on the Earth plane. Go along to get along or get lost in the cosmos. Individuals are lost and one can only be found by the conciousness of the collective.

Interesting. Some religious beliefs train ones thinking towards

the collective. This appears to be one of them. I will stick with Orthodox Christianity similar to what Dr. Paul believes and practices. It has emphasis on INDIVIDUAL sin, responsibility, and atonement, it has a body with MANY MEMBERS who do not lose their individuality just because they are a part of one body. This is preferred to me, not a journey towards some unifying collective where individuality is lost in the group.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

Flower Power

"Individuals are lost and one can only be found by the conciousness of the collective."

Individuals are lost - ABSOLUTELY UNDENIABLE

"One can only be found by the consciousness of the collective" - 100% wrong! One can only be found by the blood of Jesus.

It's actually a lot simpler than that.

It has nothing to do with blood or sacrifice. It's not about rejecting the individual. It's about realization that each of us are alive and connected in that way. :-)

Evoking religion polarizes the message. Keep it simple, smile and enjoy your time right here, right now.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

OK

I do not deny that one can only be found by the blood and water of Jesus.

I apologise for not taking the opportunity to turn the thread about the meaning of namaste into an evangical thread for the prince of peace, our Lord God and savior Jesus Christ.

Thank you vigilant one for doing that.

linear time is an illusion

... part of our unique condition here on Terra, in system Sol. Humanity is a grand experiment whereby free will allows each soul to choose a path towards enlightenment or downward into base selfishness. All is now, right now is the only time there is. Seize the day, liberty people. I salute all souls:

namasté

All is now....

Indeed!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Another favorite of saying I have is...

"Matako alaabili tabuli kucumbana" ... it means,

"Two buttocks cannot avoid friction"!!!
:)

Dagny
"I don't know if the world is full of smart men bluffing
or imbeciles who mean it."

Equal??

We are all equal?? Are you serious about that? Then how come I can't slam dunk a basketball, while others can?
However, I put ten straight rounds into the black from 500 yards (with iron sights) on the Parris Island rifle range. Many others did not.
Take your equality and hang it in your wall locker.

"Blood makes the grass grow." - from The Short Timers, Gus Hasford

“...taxes are not raised to carry on wars, but that wars are raised to carry on taxes”
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

"Equal" and "same" are not the same thing.

We are all equal but, hardly the same.... thank God! Same is boring.

Just do several simple math equations where the results equal a given number. Add different numbers together to get 12, for example. Use subtraction, multiplication, division, whatever. The numbers used in the equations are not the same, but the equations are all equal in that the end results are all equal (i.e. 12 or whatever number you chose to use).

If I can dunk and you can hit a black spot

has no relavence to this post what so ever. Those things are inmaterial to the message.

You and I have the same gift...we have the light within...that makes you and I one.

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I had learned about namaste from Laurie Blakney in 1992.

She held (holds) Hatha Yoga classes at the Rudolph Steiner School.

Thanks dex! Mutual respect is a distinctly human decision.

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Yoga

is so much more than the stretch as you know....

great way to get centered.

Life is Good!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.