Namaste (na’mas’te) is a profound and sublime greeting of humility and respect.
As a greeting, Namaste is embraced in the spirit of total surrender to the divine that exists within us all.
The word Namaste is a combination of the two Sanskrit words: nama, and te. Basically, nama means "to bow" and te means "you." The Namaste salutation was transmitted from ancient India to the countries of South-east Asia, and has now traveled virtually all over the globe.
Spiritual Significance of Namaste:
The reason why we do namaste has a deeper spiritual significance. It recognises the belief that the life force, the divinity, the Self or the God in me is the same in all.
Acknowledging this oneness with the meeting of the palms, we honor the God in the person we meet.
Namaste as a gesture is used to greet one another. It’s a gesture of respect that can be used globally between people of all age, race and gender. Totally encompassing the belief that “we are one.
” Hands together at heart centre “represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra”
The light and divinity within me bows to the light and divinity within you and all around you, always.
By combining the five fingers of each hand, a total of ten is achieved. The number ten is a time–honored symbol of perfection, and the mystical number of completion and unity. In the Pythagorean system, ten was a symbol of the whole of creation. Ancient Chinese thought also regarded ten as the perfectly balanced number.
The Lotus Flower symbolizes purity of the heart and mind, purity , fertility.
Wish this Namaste Lotus Flower brings into your home , sunlight , belief, hope and all the best for you and your guests.
I respect the light within me and honour and respect the light that shines within you.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.