Having A Divine Mindset

by Michael Corthell

The gesture Namaste is representative of the belief that there is divinity within each of us, that is located in the core or soul of our being. This gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. In other words, ''Hey, brother/sister, we are simpatico!'' or on the same wavelength.

 Namaste: ''I bow to you'' (Sanskrit/Hindu) Expanded: ''I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is of love, light, peace, happiness and joy. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, We Are One With Each Other and God.''

A translation of ''My divine soul recognizes the divine soul in you'' is indeed a great statement that parallels Hindu belief, but as a stand alone word is translates directly as ''I bow to you.''

A brief explanation of the word, 'namaste'. Namah is the verb “to bow” in Sanskrit. 'te' is word suffix that means ''to you.''

To understand the Namaste Mind set, I present a standard Hindu prayer that is illustrative of both the greeting Namaste and Hinduism in general:

Om Param Atmane Namah, when translated literally means, ''I bow to the supreme Self.'' 'Self' as used here means the Supreme Lord of Creation, the True Self of All or the Infinite Intelligence(God).

Namah is a verb used when speaking to God. It is also used when speaking to people. So in that way it does imply that the respect you show others is the same as the respect you show God.

How does this aspect of Hindu philosophy tie-in and parallel Christianity or other Abrahamic religions?

  "Alleluia"(Hallelujah, Halleluya) Which means literally, ''Praise ye Yah(God).''  And the expanded meaning: ''Praise to thee, O Lord, king of eternal glory.''

Therefore, Namaste and Alleluia/Hallelujah are very similar, if not the same spirit of meaning. The mindset of both is the expression of gratitude toward our Creator, God Almighty and the acknowledgement of our unity with Him and us all, as well as all creation. (also see: Shalom)

A brief mention of how most major human belief systems have a core of commonality. You can see it here in comparing Namaste and Hallelujah as well the foundational teachings of Jesus (God incarnate). Traced back, God, the creator, is at the core of and is the 'whole' or the "singularity"and first cause.

''My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.''
—Dalai Lama

''A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.''
—Jesus (God incarnate)

The only way to God is through God and doing what He says to do. Love Him and love your neighbor. 

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