Friday, September 17, 2010

A note on Namaste or Namaskar commonly used for salutation as flashed by me on the f.b. on 17.9.2010.

Bishwanath Singh: Namaste or Namaskar is a commonly spoken greeting or salutation in the Indian subcontinent. Namaskar is considered a slightly more formal version than Namaste but both express deep respect. to others. It is commonly used in India and Nepal by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, and many continue to use this outside the Indian... subcontinent. In Indian and Nepal, these sacred words are usually spoken at the beginning of written or verbal communication to others whom we meet or think of in our daily thoughts. However, the same hands folded gesture is made usually wordlessly upon departure. In yoga, Namaste is said to mean the light in me honors as the light in you keep away from darkness to both the yoga teacher and yoga students when they communicate silently to each other with either Namaste or Namaskar with their folded hands. Actually speaking, Namaste means I bow to you as one means literally. The word is derived as one could find from Sanskrit ."Namas" means to bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, and respect and 'Te" means to you. When spoken to another person, it is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, in front of the chest. Let us begin saluting each other with 'Namaste" or "Namaskar" with folded hands to win them over for all the times to come!

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Bishwanath Singh: Namaskar to all my friends!May I request all those friends of mine who have not responded to my humble invitation,so far to kindly join 'Global Peace & Universal Brotherhood" by going through the website to make it a success!  
Bishwanath Singh: A well-reputed Indian dancer is seen below as how she greets audience with her folded hands silently conveying Namaste (her salutations) to them and seek their compliments.

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Bishwanath Singh: Lord Buddha could be seen in a posture (Mudra) of conveying Namaste in which hands are held together at the palms in front of the heart or brow chakra, head is bowed slightly downward and eyes are sometimes closed.Namaste is significant because it is a humbling gesture. Namaste is done as a recognition that we are al...l on equal standings, all of us are children of divinity as if we are one. The Namaste salutation was transmitted from ancient India to the countries of South-east Asia, and has now traveled virtually all over the globe. Namaste can be used as a greeting for all ages, all genders, all races. Namaste greetings can be given to friends, family members, and also strangers. The word "Namaste" is often used as a closing notation in written communications similar to "sincerely," "best regards" or "love." It's pronunciation is as follows: Nah-mah-stay which is popularly Known as: Gassho in Japan and Privet in Ukraine.

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Bishwanath Singh Namaste to all my friends with a hope that you liked it.

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September 18,2010.

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