Namaste – the meaning.

May this journey of yours be a fruitful one!

Namaste

As I see it, this is the true, or fundamental, meaning of the word and the gesture:

1. Namaste
an ancient Sanskrit greeting still in everyday use in India and especially on the trail in the Nepal Himalaya. Translated roughly, it means “I bow to the God within you”, or “The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” – a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness.
from The Urban Dictionary.
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About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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4 Responses to Namaste – the meaning.

  1. Noel says:

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful concept. I have noticed a few bloggers using this term as greeting, and I appreciate its meaning. Namaste.

  2. iamforchange says:

    Thank you Ian, Namaste!

  3. Pingback: Namaste | Lavender Turquois

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