Namaste and other salutations

I stole this from

In Hinduism it means “I bow to the divine in you.”

Namaste or namaskar is used as a respectful form of greeting, acknowledging and welcoming a relative, guest or stranger. It is used with good byes as well. It is typically spoken and simultaneously performed with palms touching gesture, but it may also be spoken without acting it out or performed wordlessly; all three carry the same meaning. This cultural practice of salutation and valediction originated in the Indian subcontinent.

Well, I found a new word recently at

Nerdmaste. The divine awkward in me honors the divine awkward in you.

“… Because nerds like us are allowed to be on ironically enthusiastic about stuff…
Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump – up – and – down – in – the – chair – can’t – control – yourself LOVE it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is, “you like stuff.” Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, “you are too enthusiastic about the MIRACLE of human consciousness.”

Attributed to John Green

And, since the shoe fits, I will wear it.


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