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Leaving dear daughter’s piano lesson yesterday her teacher, my friend, called out to me “Namaste” knowing I would be on my way to yoga class later in the evening.

Dear daughter asked what Namaste meant.

I said,

To the best of my knowledge it means  my spirit sees into your spirit and both are beautiful, or something to that effect. 

Dear daughter asked,

Does your yoga teacher say Namaste to you?

Yes.  At the end of every class we bring our hands together at our heart and we say Namaste and we bow our heads.

Looking it up just now the literal translation of Namaste is “I bow to you”, .

She said,

Oh.  Kind of  like I see you (as used in the movie Avatar).

She then went on to say,

I think I would prefer to use the words I see you rather than I love you.  To me it means you see or love a person’s soul or their spirit.

Yes, that makes sense to me.

I googled Avatar’s I see you to learn what is written about it’s meaning.  This is what I first came upon, or found:

In the Na’Vi cosmology, what’s really happening is the Ai’Wa in me is connecting with the Ai’Wa in you. This is echoed in their greeting, “I see you,” a direct translation of the Sanskrit Namaste, which means the same thing. (“Avatar” is also from the Sanskrit, though the film plays on the word’s two meanings of an image used in a role-playing game, and a deity appearing on Earth.) As the Na’Vi explain in the film, though, “I see you” doesn’t mean ordinary seeing – it, like Namaste, really means “the God in me sees the God in you.” I see Myself, in your eyes.

Dear daughter always makes sense to me.  She is a very wise soul.  A very wise spirit.