Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Auspicious Reasons Behind Having 108 Beads In Chanting Mala

We have always heard that chanting mala or religion mala should contain 108 beads but why 108 beads? Below we have discussed some of reasons behind 108 beads. You can notice that 108 beads occur to be somewhere like road map of reality in general, and particularly human.

Irrespective of meaning of 108, it is vital that in case a mala is utilized to count mantras, the mantra should be remembered with devotion, full attention, feeling, and sincerity.
  • Nine times twelve - Both the numbers have been said to have auspicious dominance in numbers of traditions. Nine times twelve is 108. Also one eight equals nine. That nine times twelve equals 108. Powers of 2, 1, and 3 in math – one to 1st power = 1, two to second power = 4 (2x2), three to 3rd power =27 (3x3x3). 1x4x27 =108.
  • Lies – There are known to be 108 lies, which humans tell.
  • Needs – There are known to be 108 earthly desires in persons.
  • Misunderstandings – There are known to be 108 human misunderstandings or types of unawareness.
  • Heart Chakra – The chakras are the connections of energy lines, and there are known to be a complete of 108 energy lines meeting to form the heart chakra. One of the chakras, Sushumna leads to summit chakra, and is known to be way to self-realization. 

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