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#264111 - 11/27/08 10:34 PM Namaste:::Is this rude to say... ?
Marinan Offline

Registered: 07/03/07
Posts: 330
I think this is rude to say to non-Hindus... I'm not sure, but "the god in me bows to the god in you". Sounds dangerous to respond to. It makes common courtesy difficult.

#264986 - 12/03/08 01:32 AM Re: Namaste:::Is this rude to say... ? [Re: Marinan]
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Registered: 12/21/04
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To make it simpler for you, lets put it this way, "The divinity in me recognizes that in you!" Or simply put "I acknowledge your light just as I recognize mine, in the moment!" For only when you have recognized your own light can you do that to others, that is why the key thing is, as always - KNOW THY SELF!

~ It's over!...Let go of Thy Past, Remember Thy Self ~

Why Don't People Heal, by Caroline Myss; 30 days to clean up your vibrations - Abraham-Hicks

#265006 - 12/03/08 07:21 AM Re: Namaste:::Is this rude to say... ? [Re: Marinan]
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5797
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
growing up influenced by the religious beliefs of my family, i was catechized to think of people merely as god's chattle. it seemed heretical to put humans on par with god or jesus, saying 'the god in me bows to the god in you'. western religions see us as god's subjects, but eastern religions see us as god's substance. nowadays, the distinctions between eastern and western religion are seeming to morph into a spirituality that blends the two. i just go by what 'feels' right for me, and seeing myself as somehow separate and distinct from god limits narrows and suffocates me. we are not 'god, the ultimate eminent being', but as much as we are our earthy father such as we are 'of him', are we chips off the ole block. and the chip that i am honors the chip that you are. how could such a respectfulness be taken as an insult? perhaps a gesture of gratitude, such as a nod, or an accepting smile might be an appropriate response to such a kindly greeting.



Ron Schulz, MSPC, NCC, LPC, CCTP

#274482 - 02/08/09 04:36 PM Re: Namaste:::Is this rude to say... ? [Re: Marinan]
riveerboy Offline

Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 84
Loc: Indiana
I have always felt it to be a saying that held nothing but a feel of nice respect and honouring of another. I find "have a blessed day" more intrusive as an individual.


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