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Namaste and Buddhism[edit]

Someone decided to mention on this talk page that the article Namaste was part of project Buddhism.

User:Blueyarn keeps taking that out, arguing that that showed POV and demanding sources.

I hope this is not going to turn into an edit war and that we won't go to arbitration, but if it is necessary then we will because this shows a fundamental misunderstanding of Blueyarn of where POV applies: POV doesn't apply on talk pages. Somebody thought the article Namaste was part of project Buddhism and that's their opinion. If you want to argue against their opinion fine, put it on this talk page. But you wouldn't be allowed to delete a comment they made on a talk page just because you thought it showed POV. That's why it's a talk page. In the same way you are not allowed to just take out the mention of project Buddhism here just cause you think it is not justified. You can simply argue against it. Get it? It's a talk page.

Furthermore there are good reasons to make any Indian cultural item part of project Buddhism: Buddhism originated in India and for about 1500 years was an Indian religion. So anything that is part of Indian culture can be legitimately studied in a Buddhist context. That is well known. Take any history of Buddhism and you'll have your sources.

Contact Basemetal here 18:16, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Read WP:TALK#FACTS and Deal with facts Blueyarn (talk) 22:10, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
You don't seem to understand what WP:TALK#FACTS says. It does not mean you can delete other people's stuff on talk pages. If you continue this edit war you'll get into trouble my friend. The talk page is the place to deal with dispute resolution not edit wars. Contact Basemetal here 22:27, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
PS: And we're not even done with your removal of Namaste from WikiProjectBuddhism. Have you finally understood why you have no business telling the people at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Buddhism (without being part of that WikiProject and without discussing with them) if they should or should not include Namaste in WikiProject Buddhism? Contact Basemetal here 02:32, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Two years after this discussion: isn't this a good start to make explicit in the article that Namaste also has meaning in Buddhism, not just Hinduism: Angeloh (talk) 23:44, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Namaste in school controversy[edit]

Needs to be in article, right? Especially in an election year of 2016 with the issue of local control of school a hot button topic. [1]--Wikipietime (talk) 20:11, 24 March 2016 (UTC)


  1. ^ "Ga. parents, offended by the 'Far East religion' of yoga, get 'Namaste' banned from school".

wrong pronunciation key at beginning of article[edit]

It's clear that a Westerner wrote out the pronunciation of this word, because it's completely incorrect. Not sure why, but Westerners insist on mistakenly putting the emphasis on the first syllable, making it NAH-mas-te. However, this is not an English word, it's a Sanskrit/Hindi word. In the pronunciation key, it should be correctly reflected as it's said Sanskrit/Hindi, the native language that the word is from.

The correct pronunciation is nah-MAS-te. Listen to any native Hindi speaker say it.

Hilariously, even in the audio file where one can "listen" to how to say the word, the Indian speaker is saying it correctly: nah-MAS-te, not NAH-mas-te. For the sake of accuracy and consistency, this needs to be corrected and reflected in the pronunciation key.

I just noticed this now and am not familiar with the ins and outs of editing on Wikipedia, so if someone with Wikipedia expertise could make this change, that would be great. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:40, 17 November 2016 (UTC)


"/ˈnɑːməsteɪ/, nah-məs-tay" ... I'm sorry, but the -tei or -tay ending is simply wrong. Unfortunately this is a common mistake whenever English native speakers are trying to pronounce a word of foreign descent ending with an e (e.g. 'per se'). No, it's not Namastay! (and it's not 'per say'). Perhaps it would be more plausible to go by 'nɑːməsteh' or 'nɑːməsté'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:14, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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