Namaste | What does it mean? | Hindu greeting

President Obama says Namaste

President Obama says Namaste

With all the depths and charms of my mind and all the love and cordiality of my heart, the Divinity in me salutes the Divinity in you.

 NAMASTE is a Hindu tradition that is both a spoken expression (mantra) and a symbolic gesture (mudra). It is used as a salutation when first meeting someone you know or as a valediction when leaving his or her company. The gesture is performed by joining the palms of your hands together with your thumbs close to or touching your forehead or heart, and bowing down to the person you are addressing.

The term, Namaste, is Sanskrit in origin and is actually made up of two separate words: namaha and te. Namaha means I bow down in recognition and reverence. And te means to you. Combined, the term literally means I bow down to you.   However, it is assumed to mean the Divine Spark in me acknowledges and salutes the Divine Spark in you.  When people see each other in this way, they are inspired to treat each other with respect, kindness, and love.  Their disposition becomes one of cooperation and engagement.  And people are motivated to find peaceful solutions to their problems.

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