A Time For Namaste

As we bring our palms together, the left and the right, in front of the chest, we bow our heads, and center ourselves, united as One, in a gesture of Namaste.

The word Namaste comes from the Sanskrit language. It was used as a salutation of worship and adoration in the ancient times. It means, “I bow (namah) to you (te).” A deeper interpretation of the word translates as a negation of the ego self, (na (not) ma (me)), thereby expressing humility in the presence of the other.

The ancient texts of the Vedas speak of this gesture as a salutation of Reverence, Worship and Respect

By Bowing to oneself, to one’s family, to one’s friends, to one’s community, to the world at large, one acknowledges the Divinity in One and All.

In the same way, with gratitude, one recognizes Mother Nature as the Mother of All.

This one gesture, Namaste, performed in its true essence, alleviates the discordant sound vibrations. This in turn creates a melodious symphony of Gratitude, Harmony and Joy.

By | 2020-03-19T14:31:45+00:00 March 19th, 2020|Musings of the Day|2 Comments

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  1. Sue December 14, 2023 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Thank Yu Poonam for namaste.yu have written the real essence of our greeting .so evocatively for everyone to gain this knowledge and understand Indian traditions and our Ancient Culture

    • PoonamR January 10, 2024 at 1:18 am - Reply

      Thank you…

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