The Basis of all wisdom is based on knowledge of non-arrogance or negation of ego: “sense of I”. Most of the root of all language is Sanskrit and Greek.
NAMASKAR is a sanskrit word made of three words:
NAMAH + OM + KAR = NAMASKAR
NAMAH literally translated means NOT ME. OM is the sound of life. It is believed that to begin with there was only the sound of OM and the whole world evolved from it. OM is used often in meditation. The whole cosmos is summed up in word OM. KAR means shape/form of or manifestation of. OMKAR hence means manifestation of OM. OMKAR means the whole of UNIVERSE / COSMOS. OMKAR is omnipresent and omnipotent. OMKAR is omnipresent and omnipotent. Though OMKAR may take a human form but OMKAR is not necessarily human.
NAM + AS + KAR = NAMASKAR
NAM is the root form of NAMAH and has the same meaning as NAMAH - NOT ME. AS means "To Be" or "To Exist". Another word derived from the same root is Astitva which means existence. ASKAR would hence mean the creator of all that exists or the one who causes the property of being or existence.
NAMASTE is made of two words: NAMAH + TE = NAMASTE. In Sanskrit, Te means they. The literal meaning of NAMASTE hence is "Not me, they". The word they refers to all the Gods.
Sikhs say SAT SHRI AKAL, which means that Truth is the God and is timeless. Sikhs also say WAHE GURUJI KA KHALSA, WAHE GURUJI KI FATEH. This is a declaration that the ultimate victory will be of the Guru and his followers. Muslims say KHUDA HAFIZ, which means Khuda. Invoke BHAV negation of their own egos and identities.
While wishing you NAMASKAR, its a complete absence of Ego. We accept that we are virtually nobodies while the Cosmos is the Ultimate Being. We see ourself as part of infinite. The reality is this infinity and role of each one of us is only a small beep on this time-space continuum.
We at Anant Ashram would like to hear from you often a Namaskar or Namaste or Khuda Hafiz or Sat Shri Akal or any other greeting (as you like).
Anand hi Anand!!!
Sri Rupaji Anant Charitable Trust