Namaskaram/ Namaste – a complete path to enlightenment


namaskaram namaste prayer buddha

Namaskaram (placing your hands together in front of your chest and bowing) is a complete teaching in itself.

Do not underestimate its power:

Just this one simple practice has the power to destroy all ignorance and illusion and lead to Moksha, total and complete liberation in this life.
So practice it daily, practice it multiple times a day:
Make your life into one succession of Namaskaram after Namaskaram after Namaskaram.

The coming together of the hands denotes stillness, wholeness, power, presence and Being.
The bowing of the head denotes humility, effacement, love, respect, servitude and ahimsa (do no harm).

Namaskaram indicates our respect, reverence, love and gratitude to those people we greet around us.
Namaskaram is our overwhelming gratitude to the whole of life for the gifts it brings us each moment, in both apparently good and in bad circumstances.

Namaskaram is total and complete humility.
Namaskaram is timelessness.
Namaskaram is ever-flowing Love:
Nothing else is needed here;
All is divine, complete and perfect in itself, as it is, already and for ever-more;
This is Namaskaram.

Namaskaram is Bhakti,
Love and devotion to God, and giving everything that we are to Him/Her/It/That.
Namaskaram is the surrender of ourselves to that one higher power which is non-separate from ourself.
Namaskaram opens the heart to ever-flowing loving-grace, healing us emotionally, making us whole.

Namaskaram purifies the mind, removing egoic defilements and allowing the vision of wholeness to rise up.
Namaskaram energetically cleanses the body, flooding it with white loving light and healing energy.
Namaskaram karmically bestows merit upon us, protecting us from evil and wrongdoing, keeping our path straight.
Namaskaram is good for the soul.

Namaskaram is pure Jnana itself.
It is no different to total effacement of the ego and total knowledge of the Absolute.
Namaskaram culminates in stillness, in Mauna (Silence).

Namaskaram is also high praise to Maya-shakti, and her wonderful Lila, the play of life with all its enchantment and suffering.

Namaskaram is love, light, power and presence.
Namaskaram is all.
I bow to you, Namaskaram! I bow to you!

We greet each day in Namaskaram,
The whole universe reciprocates in Namaskaram back to us.
Love reciprocates Love.

In Namaskaram, boundaries become blurred:
“Where am I? and where are You my friend, my Lord?”
Everything is just sweet surrender:
“Your Divine Love-Grace is no different to my Deep Longing for You.”

Life becomes Namaskaram after Namaskaram after Namaskaram:
Love pouring into love,
Light pouring into light,
Gratitude pouring into gratitude,

God greets Herself,
In Namaskaram.

So practice Namaskaram.
Do not underestimate its power to humble you and strike you down,
To comfort and replenish you when required,
To quieten and calm you,
To destroy you,
In Love.

Namaskar to you, my friends,
Namaskar to you all.


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