After my post on Tail Meditation, a number of dogs wrote in to find out what namaste means. Namaste is a word of deep spiritual significance, meaning “the divine dog in me sees the divine dog in you.” It’s a way of recognizing the sacred essence in another. Namaste can be used in greeting, or when parting.
Humans translate namaste as “the God in me recognizes the God in you.” I’m not sure why they used the word dog as an anadrome. But no matter your interpretation, the important thing is that namaste reflects deep respect and the acknowledgment of the divine nature within ourselves and another. Now that’s something to pawnder.