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Namaste
Namaste is an Indian expression used as a greeting or upon parting,
by putting the palms of the hands together in prayer position. It means:

I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me."

 

Meaning and Definition

Namaste, appreciation, and success all go hand in hand when you understand the true meaning. 
  The meaning of success is the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals by honoring others. Success is a life filled with appreciation and gratitude.  You could say the real meaning of Success is the ability to fulfill your desires effortlessly and with ease.  Yet success- all by itself, success, including the creation of wealth, has been considered by some to be a process that requires hard work, and it is often considered by some to be at the expense of others. What's needed is a more spiritual approach to success and to affluence; which is the abundant flow of all good things to you. These laws have helped thousands of people live in harmony with nature and create with carefree-ness, joy, and love once they have realized it's true meaning. 

 

The OM Symbol

"The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence is OM. This syllable OM is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires.
This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma."

~ Katha Upanishad I~

The Om (or Aum) sign is the main symbol of Hinduism.  Most religions indicate that creation began with sound-- In the beginning was the word... 
For the Hindus & Buddhists, Om is the primordial sound, the first breath of creation, the vibration that ensures existence. Om sign signifies God, Creation, & the One-ness of all creation.  The Om symbol is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called Pranava, to mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath. Aum is the essence of all mantras, the highest of all matras or divine word (shabda), brahman (ultimate reality) itself. Aum is said to be the essence of the Vedas.  By sound and form, AUM symbolizes the infinite Brahman (ultimate reality) and the entire universe.

A stands for Creation
U
stands for Preservation
M
stands for Destruction or dissolution

This is representative of the Trinity of God in Hindu dharma (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) The three portions of AUM relate to the states of waking, dream and deep sleep and the three gunas (rajas, satva, tamas) The three letters also indicates three planes of existence, heaven (swarga), earth (martya) and netherworld (patala)All the words produced by the human vocal organ can be represented by AUM. A is produced by the throat, U & M by the lips.  In the Vedas, AUM is the sound of the Sun, the sound of Light. It is the sound of assent (affirmation) and ascent (it has an upwards movement and uplifts the soul, as the sound of the divine eagle or falcon.