(Let me say Thank you.
500 post so far in my website. Thank you all my readers for inspiring me and especially my son Jose Paul Martin who gave me this platform to express my thoughts and share my experience to all you readers).
Namaste-Peace be with you
Namaste could be just a casual or formal greeting, a cultural convention or an act of worship. However there is much more to it than meets the eye. In Sanskrit namah + te = namaste. It means – I bow to you – my greetings, salutations or prostration to you. Namaha can also be literally interpreted as “na ma” (not mine). It has a spiritual significance of negating or reducing one\’s ego in the presence of another.
The real meeting between people is the meeting of their minds. When we greet another, we do so with namaste, which means, “may our minds meet,” indicated by the folded palms placed before the chest. The bowing down of the head is a gracious form of extending friendship in love and humility.
The spiritual meaning is even deeper. The life force, the divinity, the Holy Spirit in me is the same in you. Recognizing this oneness with the meeting of the palms, we salute with head bowed the Divinity in the person we meet. You and I am the temple of Holy Spirit. That is why sometimes, we close our eyes as we do namaste to a revered person or the Lord â€“ as if to look within. The gesture is often accompanied by words like “peace be with you”
Where there is peace, there is happiness. We all desire peace in our life. However, peace within or without seems very hard to attain because it is covered by our own agitations. Peace is a natural state of being, but disturbances are created either by others or us.