Salaam Namaste is a 2005 Indian Hindi musical romantic comedy film.It is directed by first-time director Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner.
Manmohan thinks that it is impossible to get him an Indian son-in-law, although his friend, Parvez Khan (Javed Sheikh), is in a similar situation with his son, Imran (Upen Patel), who has a blonde girlfriend, Susan (Tiffany Mulheron).
Manmohan takes his family for a tour in India and forces Jasmeet to marry Arjun Singh (Akshay Kumar) who does not know how to speak English.
For some people, “sacred sexuality” is an oxymoron, an inherent contradiction in terms.
And it’s no wonder, given humanity’s religiously-inspired history of making sex wrong.
In those moments I was able to go beyond myself, transcend my inner dialogue and self-doubts, and become one with another. In French, orgasm is referred to as “la petite mort,” the little death.
For at that moment there is a collapse of the ego boundaries that keep us apart; we dissolve into ourselves and each other in an exquisite state of timelessness, feeling at one with each other and with everything. This regrettable, tragic situation has not always been the case.
God was disembodied and exiled to the realm of the abstract, and heaven was pushed away from the Earth into the far reaches of outer space. The spiritual became inscrutable, remote, hard to reach, and certainly asexual. In Hinduism the Kundalini energy, which, when ignited, rises up the spine to bring about enlightenment, is also the sexual energy.
It is telling that my computer’s thesaurus lists “spiritual” as the antonym of “sensual.” Anything associated with the physical, including the Earth, became inferior, something to be conquered, subjugated and controlled. And to most indigenous and shamanic traditions everything is sacred, including trees, rocks, animals, clouds… How do we then begin to bridge the artificial split between sexuality and spirituality?
Yet, if you doubt the connection between sexuality and spirituality, just ask yourself: whose name is most commonly invoked at the point of orgasm?
Before I was exposed to spiritual practices like meditation and breathwork, the only time my mind would cease its endless chatter was during sex.
The film stars Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta in their fourth film together.