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Why do some Christians use the salutation, "Namaste"?


As I write on Biblical topics, there are times those leaving insightful comments greet or conclude with, "Namaste"! While I'm sure it is meant as a positive salutation, in researching the word, it appears it is rooted in the Hindu religion (India). Are Christians using this word and why? This may be as controversial as the use of the word "karma". I look forward to your answers. Thank you.

 

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    Judah's Daughter 2 years ago

    Thank you for the comment, Lisa. I've heard yoga is a great workout, but the meditation part of it, for Christians, is focusing on God. Knowing that God abhors our worship of Him in likeness of pagan gods, for me, I will seek a different workout.

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 2 years ago

    Well said and agreed. For instance a causal saying once used and maybe still is is "Go in Peace". I think that sentiment may be applicable with Namaste.


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    Buildreps 2 years ago

    There must be a bug in your imagination. Why would Jesus weep at such an important question? I can imagination he would be happy with the question of Judah's Daughter.


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    Judah's Daughter 2 years ago

    Thank you, Lori. Thus we can see why the question is posed. I hope you read Akriti Mattu's comments. We can agree that Catholic practices assimilate from pagan religions (idol worship), but true Christianity is not assimilated from other religions.


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    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Manatita44 - lovely


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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 2 years ago

    Thank you so much for the explanation. I have become elevated with reading it. My experiences with it having always been receiving it with respect, while I never knew its true meaning until today. Again, thank you! Namaste . . .


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    Judah's Daughter 2 years ago

    I appreciate the comment, SirDent. Yes, Christians were/are using this salutation. I have asked Akriti Mattu, another who answered, for clarification of the "God IN us". The ancient Vedas (origin) worshiped God as Creator, pre-Hinduism.