In the beautiful gesture, namaste, we worship God in each person as we greet them, really. I think I can say that I was discovering the feminine because the masculine mind dominates in Europe and was dominating my mind. The feminine is the intuitive, the sensitive, and also the sensual mind — in a sense, the whole bodily life. Christianity tends to put this down; India has accepted it totally. In India it is all integrated: the sensual and the spiritual.

Bede Griffiths, A Human Search by John Swindells, editor