Re: significance of the number 108..
Jun 20, 1998 09:14 AM
by M K Ramadoss
In (Asian) Indian tradition, 108 is a key number. People gift 108 coins,
rupees etc. many rituals have 108 as the number of repetitions etc. For
some reason, round numbers such as 10, 100, 1000, 10000 etc. are not
considered good numbers.
At 11:55 AM 6/20/1998 -0400, you wrote:
>this is a quicky which has several answers. However, I wanted to
>get a broader cross-section of new ideas (i.e. old ideas I hadn't
>what/where/why etc. is the number 108 so sacred??
>How did it come to relate to Mala's (in alot of different traditions
>no less...). any ideas/stories/relationships would be nice to get.
>peace - john e. mead
>obviously 108 = (0**0)*(1**1)*(2**2)*(3**3)
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