Namaste

Here's a brief answer to a question about the meaning of the Hindu greeting, "Namaste." Gurudeva says it means many things, including, "I bow to you." It is recognizing the divine in the other person.

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An e-mail question from AOL.com, wondering what is the meaning of Namaste.

It means hell-o, it means good-bye, it means I worship the God in you, I bow to you. It's recognizing the spirit the divine in another person. We by-pass the intellect of the individual and how he looks physically when we say Namaste, we contact the God within the individual.

Photo of  Gurudeva
My satguru, Siva Yogaswami, said, "It is a sin to kill the tiger in the jungle. But if he comes into the village, it may become your duty."
—Gurudeva