[Advaita-l] The meanning of NAMASTE

Dr. Sanjay Verma sanjay1297 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 22 05:23:01 CST 2005

Speaking only linguistically, Namaste is the inclidic form of  Namastubhyam (Namah tubhyam). Thus it's literal meaning is "I bow to you" with the implication "I bow [to the divine] in you".

J-k <omeganlp at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
Dear Friends/List

Could you please give me the meaning/translation, possible closest to the original of the greeting "Namaste."

One of the books renders it in this way:

I honour that place in you where the entire universe resides; where, if you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then we are One"

Thanks in anticipation.

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