soon enough you will become accustomed to the local greeting Namasté, and once back home you may even miss it. Namasté becomes quickly “contagious” 🙂 , especially in Khumbu Valley where no two people meet without greeting each other, careless if they are total strangers, and undoubtedly replying Namasteee. however, by far the most heartwarming is the children’s Namasté spoken in their sweet childish voices while pressing their palms together at the chest.
Namasté, originally a Hindu greeting, has in fact a profound spiritual meaning:
“My soul honors your soul.
I honor the place in you where the entire Universe resides.
I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me.
In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.”
or in short “I bow to the divine in you“…
this local greeting soon transforms any traveler inside Khumbu Valley, instilling a feeling of friendliness and closeness to all beings, that you are bound to miss once back in “civilization”. warm feelings probably awaken by the resonance of the meaning of Namasté, a greeting that unites and acknowledges the unity of all beings…
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