Namaskaram is the Hindu way of greeting and reverently adoring preceptors and elders, with folded palms. What does it signify? The palm of the right hand is Tat - the other, the that, the unseen immanent transcendental universal and the palm of the left hand is Twam - the I, the individual, the particularised, the wave. When the two palms are brought together and kept in contact, it means Tat-twam-asi, the truth. That and This are One, there is no second. Ekameva adviteeyam. You identify yourself with the other and declare that the other's joys and sorrows are yours.
- Baba -