Namasté is a Hindu greeting. All human transactions are founded on our inevitable plurality of beings.
If I am to make meaningful contact with another, I must first know myself.
I contend that I have an innate sense of respect for the me I call myself.
I am aware of the overwhelmingly difficult task I face if I should try to or even think of attempting to end my own life.
The automatic self-preservation reflex shows itself in the earliest days of a baby’s life.
Such a newly existing being may not possess an objective frame of words such as, Reverence for Life.
Namasté is a way to greet another. When I say Namasté, I remind myself I still need to open the eyes of my eyes and see the reality of the being before me.
While I am in life, I am never able to meet myself as a separate physical entity. My original self is seeded from the beginning of time. That’s the place I’d need to visit to truly meet my original self.
Simply put, the beginning of time is the peace and love from which all beings arise and to which all beings return.
I can slowly construct an image of the best that I can be by seeking to find reflections of the inborn self-honouring and self-respect latent in me when I look with humility into the face of another.
When I make the Namasté greeting, I am honoring the essential divinity inherent in the realities of I and other.
“The spiritual meaning of Namasté. When a person greets another with the feeling that “I am paying obeisance to the soul in the other,” then a ring of spiritual emotion is created within him. Namasté creates vibrations to the one receiving the gesture. Namasté creates a loop of bliss to pass positive energy on to the one receiving the gesture. Heart centers and chakras are said to connect during the divine saying.”