Wednesday, 23 January 2013

108

We practiced in the light of Chandra, a moon-practice like Chandra Namaskar, the salutation of the moon. The syllable "tha" of the word Hatha Yoga (more physical oriented Yoga) represents the moon and the femine energy, one of the main energies in our body. d you know that the atomic weight of silver is 108? In astrology, the metal silver is said to represent the moon.Di
Time to shed light on the multi dimesional meaning of the number 108. For example Hindu and Buddhist prayer beads (malas) have 108 beads, or some fraction of that number.


What does 108 represent? Here are 12 answers...

1) SANSKRIT: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

2) 9 TIMES 12: Both of these numbers have been said to have spiritual significance in many traditions. 9 times 12 is 108. Also, 1 plus 8 equals 9. That 9 times 12 equals 108.

3) CHAKRAS: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.

4) TIME: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.

5) SUN and EARTH: The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.

6) MOON and EARTH: The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

7) GODESS NAMES: There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

8) ASTROLOGY: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

9) SOUL: According to Atman, the human soul or center goes through 108 stages on the journey.

10) PYTHAGORAS: In Pythagorean, the nine is the limit of all numbers, all others existing and coming from the same. ie: 0 to 9 is all one needs to make up an infinite amount of numbers.

11) PATHS to GOD: Some suggest that there are 108 paths to God.

12) FIRST MAN in SPACE: The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes, and was on April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut.

And: There are 108 cards in an UNO deck. I´m sure there are another 12, or 12 times 9, or maybe 2 times 54 answers to contemplate on the meaning of 108. Enjoy by doing so ♥ ♡ ❥!

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