The meaning of ‘Namaste’

One of my favourite salutations is Namaste.

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Namaste is both a greeting and a gesture — the right and left palms joined together in prayer position, held at heart’s centre, with the fingers pointing towards the head.

The meaning is something like this:

‘I bow to the spirit
that is in you,
from the spirit
that is in me’.

Or:

“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.”

Namaste.

*for more, see Wikipedia entry

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