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Monday, August 29, 2011

108-Sacred Number

108 is the sum of 9 adjacent numbers: 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 = 108

The number 108 is considered sacred in many Eastern religions and traditions such as Hinduism,Buddhism,Jainism ,Sikhism and connected yoga and dharma based practices. A Mala (prayer beads has beads for 108 repetitions of a mantra, and likewise Zen prients wear a juzu( a ring of beads which consists of 108 beads.

The distance of Sun from Earth divided by diameter of Sun and distance of Moon from Earth divided by diameter of Moon is approximately equal to 108. It is claimed that the great masters of Vedanta knew this relationship and thus 108 is a very important number in Vedantic chantings.

The pre-historic monument Stonehenge is 108 feet in diameter.

According to Marma Adi and Ayurveda, there are 108 pressure points in the body, where consciousness and flesh intersect to give life to a living being.
The number 108 figures prominently in the symbolism associated with karate.
Several different Tai Chi Quan long forms consist of 108 moves.

The number 108 is one of many numeric motifs in the American television program Lost,which includes quite a few references to Buddhism. For example, the sum of "the numbers" (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42) is 108, and "the numbers" must be entered into a computer every 108 minutes. One hundred eight is also the number of days "the Oceanic 6" have spent on the island. And Jacob tells Hurley to rotate the mirror in the lighthouse to a heading of 108°.
and lastly...
The British television series Doctor Who has exactly 108 missing episodes.

Random ? I think not...


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  2. Numerology is interesting for sure. good post.