Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Namaste

The gesture (or mudra) of namaste is a simple act made by bringing together both palms of the hands before the heart, and lightly bowing the head. In the simplest of terms it is accepted as a humble greeting straight from the heart and reciprocated accordingly.

Furthermore, it also means : The God in me greets the God in you, The Spirit in me meets the same Spirit in you.

It is said that Albert Einstein was fascinated by Mohandas Gandhi. He watched newsreel after newsre
el of Gandhi's doings in India. Having seen Gandhi greet people in the street with his hands placed together, as if in prayer, and with a bow, he wondered what Gandhi was saying (newsreels had no sound in those days). Einstein wrote Gandhi and asked him what he was saying. The simple reply: "Namaste." Einstein then wrote again to ask the meaning of this Hindu word, "Namaste", and the reply was:

"I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of light, love, truth, peace and wisdom. I honor the place in you where, when you are in that place, and I am in that place, there is only one of us."

2 comments:

miss tango in her eyes said...

Namaste, 99.

99 said...

Namaste, Miss tango.
Welcome to my house in the cyberworld