August 25, 2019 6 min read

Life.

To give life, to receive life, to transform life, to embrace life, to love life.

There is nothing more precious than this gift of life, and what embodies the lessons, creations, visions, dreams, meditations, and mantras performed during this lifetime will most undoubtedly lead to the spiritual actualization of your nextlife.

Here at 108lyfe our mission is to seeall of the children of the universe awakened to the spiritual and magnificent beauty that surrounds them. The air that blows through your hair calling you for a special purpose. What connects us is much more than just particles of matter, we aim to bring you the awareness of this auspicious vibration which is the guiding force behind enlightenment. Our goal is to bring healing to the suffering on this planet through charity, assisting the hungry and those in need with the flow of abundance coming from promoting higher consciousness.

Why 108 and what significance can 108 bring to your life?

The number 108 captures the spiritualessence of the auspiciousness in the universe, it clings our souls together on the path of spiritual growth and is found spread throughout numerousreligions, cultures, practices and more.

The Number 108 in Hinduism

In the Hindu tradition, there is 108 Mukhya Shiva-ganas (types of entities devoted to shiva). The followers of Shivate traditions Like Pashupata, Lakulisha, Smarta, Kapalika Aghoris, and Tantrics, use malas (prayer beads) of 108 beads for prayer and meditation.  

 

Similarly, in Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Lord Krishna in Vrindavan had 108 main associates who were the embodied expressions of the highest devotional love for the divine. Sweet and unassuming, they are simple cow herd women commonly known as the gopis.

"Gau" or "go" is the word for cow in sanskrit. The gopis are the divine loving cow herd girls from Vrindavan, and the gopas were Lord Krishnas sweet cow herd boy friends. Recital of their names, often accompanied by the counting of a 108-beaded mala, is often done during religious ceremonies.

The SriVaishnava Tradition has 108 DivyaDesams (temples of Vishnu). Also, there are 108 "Upanishads" which were the commentaries explaining the "vedas". The Vedas are the oldest scriptures found on Earth which explain the science and function of all things material and spiritual. Many centuries after the upanishads, about 6000 years ago the "Puranas" were transcribed. The Puranas are divine pastimes of ancient events which have encoded withen them, all of the philosiphical truths of the vedas and upanishads. There are 18 Mahapuranas (major Puranas) and 18 Upapuranas (minor Puranas).

In Buddhism

In Japan at the end of the year, a sacred bell is chimed 108 times in Buddhist temples to mark the ending of an old year and welcome the transition into a new one. Each ring represents one of 108 Bonnō (earthly temptations) a person must overcome to achieve nirvana (enlightenment).

Tibetan Bhuddists also use prayer beads and they are similarly 108 beads in number. The tibetan buddhists reflect upon the Kangyur, the Treatises of Siddhartha Guatamma (the Buddha), which is 108 in volumes. The Tibetan zen priests wear a bracelet consisting of 108 holy beads around their wrists called a juzu.

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In Judaism and Christianity 

Eighteen is a highly revered value of the Hebrew letters chet and yod, which together spell the word "chai", which translates into "life". For this reason, 18 is considered holy to the jewish tradition and is the luckiest number. Also in the the prayer of Psalm 29 God is mentioned 18 times as well as the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15..1-18) which is known to give these verses special protective power.

Jewish 108 Number Significance

In the Bible, the words 'first born' is used 108 times and the words 'in truth' and 'to forgive' are seen repeated 108 times in the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

 108 in the Bible

Angel Numbers

Many people search for meaning behind frequently reoccurring numbers and the synchronicity between events. Whether its a little miracle in your every day life, or transitional learning lessons that we all experience on our quest to achieve the highest versions of ourselves.

It is said that these synchronicity numbers which are seen frequently are actually messages for us sent by angelic forces in order to guide us to pay attention to energies and lessons we are dealing with in life.

Angelic Meaning Number 108

The most commonly seen Angel Number is 111 which seen as a confirmation number that you are on the right path, a path of new beginnings. 111 also signifies that you should pay attention to your thoughts because you are awakening to your power of manifestation. Similarly 555 is seen as great change coming your way. 999 is seen as the completion of a chapter in the story of our life.

The Angel Number 108 provides the these insights below when seen:

108 Signifies tremendous spiritual fulfillment and awakening, abundance, and prosperity. It also represents that you are in sync with the path towards divinity, the path back home.

Seeing this number also resonates the high vibrational energies of the numeral 9 which symbolizes completion as well as selflessness, charity and humanitarianism.

In Martial Arts

Many East Asian martial arts practices trace their roots back to Buddhism, specifically, to the Buddhist Shaolin Temple. Because of this connection 108 has become an important symbol ina number of martial arts styles.

According to the indian science of Marma points and Ayurveda there are 108 pressure points in the body, where the life force energy and flesh intertwine giving life to the living being. The Chinese school of martial arts agrees with the Indian schools ofmartial arts and medicine in the principle of 108 main pressure points.

Number 108 in Martial Arts

108 is prevalent within the practice of Karate as well as the practices of Tai Chi. For instance, the 108 moves of the Yang Taijiquan long form and 108 moves in the Wing Chun wooden dummy form are known for using this number.

Number 108

There is a Kung Fu style known as the Eagle Claw style and it has a form known as the 108 Locking Hand Technique. It is actually considered as the core essence of the style. Paek Pal Ki Hyung, is literally translated to the "108 technique form" and is taught in the the art of Kuk Sool Wons' seventh form. 

In science & Math

A shankh also known as a conch or nautilus shell is found to illustrate the 1.08 progression, small to large, inside the rooms or segments of its shell. In other words, as the sea creature grows, each chamber of its shell's growth is 1.08 times larger than the last chamber, creating a logarithmic spiral within the exterior of the shell.

Meaning behind 108  

When decimal parity is applied to the Fibonacci sequence it is found there is a repeating series of 24 digits being the following: (0), 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 4, 3, 7, 1, 8, 9, 8, 8, 7, 6, 4, 1, 5, 6, 2, 8, 1.

If we add these 24 digits up, we find the number 108.

0 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 8 + 4 + 3 + 7 + 1 + 8 + 9 + 8 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 4 + 1 + 5 + 6 + 2 + 8 + 1 = 108

Amazingly, the 1.08 constant growth rate the nautilus uses to build its spiral shell is the same pattern that repeats every 24 numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.

 Fibonacci 108

Looking Deeper into 108

Astronomy and Astrology

1. The Earth’s diameter at the equator is 7926 miles. The diameter of the Sun is about 108 times that — 865,000.

2. The average or midpoint distance between Earth and Sun is 93,020,000 miles. That is 108 times the sun’s diameter.

3. The Moon’s diameter is 2,180 miles. The average distance from Earth to Moon is 238,800 miles. Again, this is about 108 times the Moon’s diameter!

 The two main light bodies that govern life on Earth are the Sun and the Moon. The Moon governs all things water, all things emotional. It controls women’s monthly cycles, the tides of the ocean and is deeply connected to our mindstates.

In astrology, the Moon is represented by the Mother, the Sun brings warmth, light and life. It symbolizes the provider as well as your inner light. Virtually all cultures elebrate your inner cycle every year when the Sun returns to it’s original position when you appeared here, that celebration is called your birthday.

The relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth is the fabric of our human experience. Taking this into account, if the number 108 keeps popping up for you, it is a divine message hidden within your reality, showing you that you are deepening your relationship with life and the source of all that is.

In numerology

In terms of numerology the meaning of the number 108 carries a deeply profound message. Looking at 108 more closely we can see it is comprised of the numbers 1, 0 and 8. 1 is masculine and represents the original primordial source of all, the supreme personality. 0 is feminine and simultaneously represents the impersonal aspect of divinity nothingness and emptiness. 8 represents infinity, abundance and eternity, it is everything, including the entire cosmic manifestation and all the living entities. 

In conclusion, the sacred code of the universe, as represented in the divine relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth, means the one thing, no-thing and everything. Thus the circle of life is completed and all manifested things are connected back to source.

Blessings,

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