Carpe Diem Namaste, The Spiritual Way #1 Namaste

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Carpe Diem Namaste, The Spiritual Way #1 Namaste

Haiku is not only the poetry of nature but also the poetry of the spiritual nature. At Carpe Diem we are going to explore the spiritual background of haiku.

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Namaste is a greeting originating from India and Nepal, it is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest it expresses deep respect.

Your hands have a deeper spiritual meaning, they are synonymous with the Cosmos, even all separated fingers do have a meaning:

The thumb: emptiness and insight

The index: air and activity

The middle finger: fire and perception

The annular: water and sensibility/receptivity

The little finger: earth and form

The goal of this new special feature “Carpe Diem Namaste, the spiritual way”, try to create haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms with a deeper, spiritual, meaning.

Tanka

spiritual journey
deep meaning growing within
you are the teacher
selfishness is contagious
believe the holy spirit

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