Namaste is much more than a word native to this beautiful ancestral language that is Sanskrit. It contains in him a series of concepts that have made it universal, and we cross borders.
It goes well beyond a simple hello and goodbye hello in the practice of yoga. This term contains in its deep roots, an essence that should resonate every day in the heart of humanity.
However, it seems that we all use it as the multiple labels that surround our consumer society, sometimes losing its authentic meaning, and its intrinsic value.
Do we now practice a sense of gratitude from the noblest perspective of humility, or do we usually recognize others in the same way that we recognize ourselves?
This is what really lies behind the word "Namaste", and today we want to talk about the values of this word, which we do not easily see in our daily lives.
Namaste, I bow to you and I recognize you
For Western society, the word Namaste is intimately related to yoga. However, all those who have knowledge of the culture and religion of South Asia, are well aware that this term is part of the daily lives of Hindus, Buddhists and all those peoples who have assimilated in their rituals of salvation and goodbye, this word stamped with symbolism which also contains the universal act of thanksgiving.
In reality, it should be noted thatit's not a single word, but two distinct terms : ” namas "that we could translate for" hi " or "reverence", and that comes from nam, which means to "bow down" or "bow", as well as " you "which is a kind of personal pronoun to constitute the expression" I bow or I prostrate towards you ".
This idea comes to conform the spirituality represented by this culture, where each of us actually forms a whole, in union with the universe.
If we are all part of the same entity, what affects the other, affects me too.
It is therefore a matter of recognizing the other as a little of ourselves, and of respecting it. This is where the word Namaste comes from, symbolized both by the gesture of uniting both hands.
By doing this, we tell the other person that there is no difference between the two, and that we are the same.
It is also interesting to note that for Hinduism, the right hand represents divinity spiritually, while the left hand represents the earthly.
By pronouncing the word Namaste, we thank the other person and we are grateful to him for the action he has just performed.
However, while thanking the other person, we are also grateful to ourselves because we have created a mutual union.
In other words, if I help a friend, for example, to solve his problem and thank me, we are both enriched: he solved his problem and I for accomplishing this act of nobility.
We are both a whole where we recognize each other.
Namaste, a value to integrate into our daily lives
We may not be religious, and you may not think of yourself as a spiritual person who can use the word Namaste today.
This is not what we are looking for, but we only want to share with you the values that make up this word: gratitude and gratitude.
How can we integrate them into our daily lives?
1.To apply the sense of gratitude, first of all, you have to learn to be humblebut that does not mean giving everything to others and keeping nothing for oneself.
Being humble means knowing our own limits, admitting our faults, knowing how to enjoy and appreciate simple things, always having an open mind, and knowing how to enrich ourselves with others, with what they bring to us and what they bring to us. offer.
He who is humble is grateful because he understands as a person the true value of these notions.
2.Respect those around you, respect Nature, and also remember to respect yourself.
3. Enhance your loved ones, be attentive, listen, enrich yourself with all knowledge.
4. Rejoice for every thing you do, for every aspect you receive from others and everything around you.
5. thank, always remember to thank everything you see, what you feel, and what you receive.
Everything is part of you, and your person is also part of that where you can find your true balance.