Black People : Namaste. Wonderful Concept!

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  1. anAfrican

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    Namasté or Namaskar (नमस्ते [nʌmʌsˈteː] in Nepali and Hindi (from internal sandhi between namaḥ and te) is a South Asian greeting, which is used when both Hello and Goodbye would be used in English. The meaning can be quite different, however.

    Sanskrit na reflects a simple negation. Maḥ points to ego, referring "I" and "my". Thus namaḥ means "bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, adoration to your inner truth", but not next to your ego. Te is the dative of the personal pronoun tvam, "you". A literal translation of namaḥ te is thus "reverential salutation to your inner."
    Uses

    It is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with the hands pressed together, palms touching, in front of the chest.

    In a normal context this word is a respectful way of greeting someone. Generally done by younger (or in a hierarchy - underlings) to elders/higher-ups, although, the elders reply back in the same manner.

    In context this word can be taken to mean any of these:

    * The Spirit in me meets the same Spirit in you.
    * I greet that place where you and I are one.
    * I salute the Light of life in you.
    * I receive the free spirit in you.
    * I recognize that within each of us is a place where peace dwells, and when we are in that place, we are One.
    * My energy salutes your energy.
    * The life in me sees and honors the life in you.
    * May the life within you be strong.
    * The light within me sees and honors the light within you.

    In other words, it recognizes the equality of all, and pays honor to the sacredness and interconnection of all, as well as to the source of that interconnection. Namaskar is the term for such greetings, and is also used as a greeting itself.

    Read more here: Namaste - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    It truly is a wonderful concept!
     
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    Namaste anAfrican! :luvv:

     
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    :flowers:Namaste, Blessed Sister:flowers:
     
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    Searching for mudra icons/smileys

    "who me? "easily distracted"? of course no .. ... oh! well that's cool! ... er .. where was i?"

    From here did I find the only google offering for "mudra icon". Something about that first page just touched me and set me up for the pages linked from it.

    <whew!> this internet thingy is something else, ain't it? "ack and ye shall recv!"
    a fairly extensive list of mudra graphics ...

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    this one just seemed nice.
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    Namaste Ore mi

    It ALL fits together.
     
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