posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 11:41 PM
a reply to: Dark Ghost
Really..... who cares? She has no authority over your actions any more than you have over hers. So who really cares? Don't we have more pressing
issues to waste our time bickering over?
I'm a young white Australian and I honestly could not care less about these kinds of issues. And it's not because I hate myself, it's because I don't
give a sh#. And furthermore, the word Namaste is used as a humble gesture of respect to one's fellow human being. So unless the yoga person was using
it in the wrong context (which it seems to me they weren't) then this girl has completely missed the point of her own culture's inspiring style of
openness, which is what's actually
sad about this stupid little story.
A genuine yogi wouldn't be offended at our use of the word, so who cares what some young Indian-Australian expat woman (or man) thinks? Hindu culture
has always embraced humanity at large and I'm sure any true Hindu person would be perfectly comfortable with white people using their terminology,
even if we're awkward at it. It's why it was invented after all; for communication. Most benevolent cultures are humbled when others bother to learn
their language and philosophical concepts. So yes, it's the girl who has the problem, but not for the reasons you outlined in your borderline
Accusing some girl of getting offended over trivial matters on the internet in a forum post about you getting offended about the girl posting about
trivial matters that offended her
on the internet is about as smart as these posts get around here.
What a waste of her time, our time and yours.