SIGNIFICANCE OF 108
RJ Meenakshi Nov 02, 2018 648 Views 0 Comments
"You are never alone. You are always eternally connected with universe”
Ever wondered why we see a same number again and again? What is the meaning behind this? Since I started believing in cosmic energy, I saw number 9 everywhere on the clock, or in addresses or there were times I used to get amazed when the total of my apt. number used to be 9 or the number on my licence plate of my car was again 9 . I was getting signals and slowly it became my favorite number and it is still now. Repeating numbers are a reminder from universe about your soul path . It gave me immense peace as I felt like I was getting validation from universe, from GOD.
If this number was giving me immense peace and validation of my answers what is the meaning of this number? With this curiosity I started looking and searching for the meaning behind it. There is definitely a meaning behind it! Those who walk a life path with Number 9 gift the world with sage wisdom and incredible kindness. 9 reminds us that by allowing our own divine light to shine, we can change to world. Its energy is that of The Greater GOOD”
With this clarity I know now about the purpose of my life and I am working on it. Recently I added 108 . Some numbers carry a universal meaning across different cultures and religions. Invoking such numbers or even by just viewing the number activates a deep subconscious urge for unity one such number is 108. It is a cosmic and Universal number and again is a product of 9. I feel everything is connected. The numeral 108,as per Vedic cosmology, is the basis of creation and it represents our universe and our existence. Number 1 indicates God consciousness, 0 implies void and 8 indicates infinity. The Yin yang theory, Even in Indian culture, the numeral 108 has immense significance. The Sanskrit language alphabets has 54 letters and each has a masculine (Shiva) and feminine (shakti) form .
When we multiply the letters with the two genders; 54 x 2 gives us the result of 108. The same rule is observed in the Sri yantra a “sacred instrument” which is a symbolic representation of aspects of divinity, the creative force of the Universe.
The number 108 took me deeper in to the study and when we feel connected to universe, we explores new understanding that reveal a bigger picture of interconnection than we have ever imagined. Some interesting facts about this number fascinated me.
1= Supreme Truth 0= void 8= infinity. 108 represents the universe. The whole of our existence.
108 sacred points in the body
Average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108xtheir diameters
Vedic sages used terms shri 108 in reference to yogis.
108 beads in a mala, to aid in chants repeated 108x per day.
There are many more interesting facts associated with this number. The number carries significance in Jainism (there are believed to be 108 virtues), Buddhism (talks about108 earthly desires)and in different countries and cultures the numeral 108 is considered sacred as it is used to refer GOD. Those who believe in God claim that 108 paths lead us to God.
In mathematics, it is said that the measure of an interior angle of a regular pentagon is 108 degrees. There is yet another belief as per the Ayurvedic therapy, a person has 108 feelings: 36 belong to his past, 36 of the present and future. Also, there are 108 pressure points on a human body. Additionally, 108 is associated with Stonehenge ( United Kingdom), monument of historic times. Stonehenge’s diameter has been measured to be 108 feet in diameter.
when I started spreading my wings in the unlimted sky of spirituality I found my joy in Yoga and meditation and felt more connected to universe. The number 108 is a Harshad number which means ‘Joy Giver’. It is believed that there are 108 types of meditation. Malas or garlands prayer beads, come as a string of 108 beads (plus one for the “Guru bead”, around which the other 108 beads turn like the planets around the Sun). A mala is used for counting as you repeat a mantra-much like the catholic Rosary beads. And, Yes, we can offer 108 sun salutations in Yoga. 108 is the maximum number of repetitions in kriya yoga and 108 breaths in a day reaches enlightenment in meditation. Furthermore, there are 108 energy
lines converging to form the heart chakra.
Astronomically, there are 27 constellations in our galaxy and each has 4 directions. 27x4=108. In other words, the number 108 covers the whole galaxy.
The average distance from the earth to the Moon is about 108 times the moons diameter. The diameter of the sun is about 108 times that of the diameter of the earth, the average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the sun’s diameter. 108 signifies the wholeness of the divinity, perfect totality.
The journey of exploration of the connection of all the things in universe is fascinating. Through religion and science man has been on a quest to find answers. Above all one thing is common it is connected to Humanity.
“universe is always speaking to us. Sending us little messages, causing
coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop , look around, to believe in something else, something more”. – Nancy Thayer
We are not separate from each other, we reflect each other, we are not separate from the universe, we are universe. Everything is connected, Be Aware.