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Namasté - Meaning

What Does Namasté Mean?

Definition: Namaste is an ancient Sanskrit greeting still in everyday use in India and ... Translated roughly, it means "I bow to the God within you", or "The Spirit ...


A greeting which translates to: I honor the place in you where of light, of love, of truth, of peace; I honor the place in you where if you and I are in that place then there is only one of us? 

Namasté is both a spoken Indian expression and a symbolic gesture that people use when greeting each other or in parting. Pronounced “na-ma-stay,” the term derives from Sanskrit and literally means “I bow to you.” It’s more commonly translated as “the divine light in me honors the divine light in you” or “the God within me greets the God within you.” Namasté is the recognition that we are all equal and share a common divinity. 

source: The Chopra Center


The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. Namameans bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."

source: Yoga Journal