R is for Ru
"I have come across the word namaste
(I think that's how its spelled)
can anyone please enlighten me and explain what it means.
My yoga instructor defines 'namaste' as;
"the Light in/of me, greets the Light in/of you"
I am making assumptions here based on phonemic research into root phrases:
assuming this comes from Sanskrit, which means 'the sand script'
and is academically recognized as 'the earliest';
certainly some of this is involved in many languages including Egyptology.
Na and Ma appertain in broad terms (in our context here) to 'you' and 'me' ;
Na meaning 'outer'
Ma meaning 'inner'.
(There are other specific contexts for these phrases).
Ste therefore means 'the Light' or 'God' etc. Use the word Star.
The specific context invoked is defined by the vowel used.
-ah is the primary meaning,
-eh is the resonant meaning.
This is seen very concisely with the words Ra and Re
Ra, the sun god
Re, the rays from the core
I was taught the proper order of vowels to be A, E, I, O, U,
however in earlier dialects there are different vowels to the way we pronounce them
eg; '!' (glottal stop) is the correct pronunciation of the word 'Ankh'.
So, there are at least 5 layers of halo around the core.
Now to decode: Ra Sta Fa Ra
The word Rastafari uses these pure components.
The Fa is the same as in the word Pharaoh,
which properly translated means not King but Far-Seer or Far-Speaker.
Sight and Speech are linked intimately in Egyptology because;
"We See as we Sey" Egyptian proverb
The word Roah is derived from Ru which means both 'mouth' and 'that which issues forth'
it therefore is 'speech' - although Ru itself means mouth on your face as well as female genitalia, so its meanings are versatile, and the associations between all of its meanings, are the hidden meaning for what it is talking about. The exact definitions are kept vague because we require versatility that we can use these concepts multi-functionally, as they are intended.
The context of the day varies.