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In many traditions 108 is revered not only as a magical number, but one that embraces a philosophy through numerology. The individual numbers 1, 0, and 8 represent one thing, nothing, and everything. So 108 represents the ultimate reality of the universe as being simultaneously one, emptiness, and infinite. Check out some notable 108’s below.

 

108's

  • There are 108 stitches on a baseball
  • The distance of the Sun from the Earth divided by the diameter of the Sun and the distance of the Moon from the Earth divided by the diameter of the Moon is approximately equal to 108
  • 8 extra beads: In doing a practice of counting the number of repetitions of the mala, 100 are counted as completed. The remaining are said to cover errors or omissions
  • Stonehenge is 108 feet in diameter
  • Acupuncture features 108 pressure points in the body
  • Volume of expansion of freezing water is roughly 108%
  • There are said to be 108 steps to Enlightenment.
  • Some Buddhist temples have 108 steps leading to the temple.
  • The Medicine Buddha's mantra is to be recited 108 times over a glass of water to balance body mind and spirit.
  • Heart Chakra: 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.
  • Sanskrit Alphabet: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.
  • Upanishads: Some say there are 108 Upanishads, texts of the wisdom of the ancient sages.
  • Pentagon: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.
  • River Ganga: The sacred River Ganga spans a longitude of 12 degrees (79 to 91), and a latitude of 9 degrees (22 to 31). 12 times 9 equals 108.
  • Sun and Earth: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.
  • Sun & Earth: The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
  • Chemistry: The atomic weight of silver is 108.
  • Buddhism: Some Buddhists carve 108 small Buddhas on a walnut for good luck.
  • Buddhism: Some ring a bell 108 times to celebrate a new year.
  • Chinese: Chinese astrology says that there are 108 sacred stars.
  • Dance: There are 108 forms of dance in the Indian traditions.
  • First man in space: The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes, and was on April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut.