WHY 108?

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If you want to look deeper into the number 108, check out this Elephant Journal article HERE or this Huffington Post article HERE. But below are a couple of facts, which I found to be pretty interesting, surrounding the propitious number:

  • 108 is the number of “Upanishads” comprising the “Vedic Texts” in Indian Philosophy    

  • 108 is the number of names for the Hindu god, Shiva
  • 108 is the number of names for Buddha
  • 108 is the Chinese number that represents man
  • There are 108 beads on both a Catholic Rosary and Buddhist Mala Beads
  • There are said to be 108 Earthly desires in mortals; said to be 108 lies that humans tell; and that the Human Soul (Atman) goes through 108 stages on its journey
  • According to Joseph Campbell: 1 + 0 + 8 = 9, nine is the number of the Goddess
  • 11 x 22 x 33 = 108
  • 108 is a Harshad Number, an integer divisible by the sum of its digits. “Harshad” is Sanskrit for “Great Joy”
  • 1 :: God or Higher Truth // 0 :: Emptiness or completeness in Spiritual Practice // 8 :: Infinity or Eternity
  • In astrology, there are 12 constellations and 9 are segments. Both numbers have spiritual significance. 12 x 9 = 108
  • In astrology, there are also 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 x 9 = 108