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[sl] 108

To: Sacred Landscape 
From: CG 
Subject: [sl] re:  108
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:50:19 +0900

Barry and all,

Here is the data I have collated on 108 and its appearance around the world=
.
Barry, Dan, & Mike: see the bottom for one you may not have already known.

* in Buddhism, number of beads in a rosary
* number of books in Tibetan Kanjur
* in Hinduism, number of beautiful gopis who danced with Krishna
* 108 heptominoes (108 different ways to arrange seven squares)
* in Judaism, 1080 minims in the Jewish hour
*  in Greece, Heraclitus gave 10 800 years as period b/w successive
destructions of civilizations
*  sum of first three powers (1^1 x 2^2 x 3^3=3D108) hence, number of beads
used in rosaries
*  108 chakras in the human body
*  Vatican has 108 acres
* connected to preeminent Osiris number 72 (72+36=3D108)
* in India, 10 800 bricks in Agnicayana fire alter
*  Rig Veda has 10 800 verses of forty syllables each ( 10 800x40=3D432 000=
)
and shows 108 and four associated in another sacred context
* angle of two adjacent sides of a pentagon equal 108 degrees
*  in Sumer, the female sexual vitality of Inanna, born of the moon, is
identified with 108 and benefiting humanity: drunken Enki gives Inanna 252
"me"("arts of civilization") which she gives to humanity along with an
untold number of Inanna's own "me"-- if there were 108, this would produce
the number 360 (252+108=3D360), the key to establishing the Sumerian vision=
 of
order in the universe
*  in Buddhism, 108 rosary beads once again associates 108 with increase an=
d
benefit
*  in India, 108 is connected to the seed numbers for the lengths of the
Indian cosmic ages, the Yugas (See Indian Calendar)

In Japan, the =B3Bonsho=B2 is the Buddhist temple bell.  It is struck 108 t=
imes
on New Year=B9s Eve to ring in the New Year and drive out the 108 evil desi=
res
that man is heir to (Joya-no-kane).
Ringing the bell 108 times at New Year=B9s fits in with ideas of re-creatin=
g
and sustaining the re-creation of the world.  Such rituals have been
documented for as far back as Sumer, circa 3500 B.C.  No doubt their belief=
s
extend backward even further as all mythologies draw from material perceive=
d
to emanate from a distant past.

-Chris

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re:  108




Barry and all,

Here is the data I have collated on 108 and its appearance around the world.  
Barry, Dan, & Mike: see the bottom for one you may not have already known.

  • in Buddhism, number of beads in a rosary
  • number of books in Tibetan Kanjur
  • in Hinduism, number of beautiful gopis who danced with Krishna
  • 108 heptominoes (108 different ways to arrange seven squares)
  • in Judaism, 1080 minims in the Jewish hour
  • in Greece, Heraclitus gave 10 800 years as period b/w successive destructions of civilizations
  • sum of first three powers (1^1 x 2^2 x 3^3=108) hence, number of beads used in rosaries
  • 108 chakras in the human body
  • Vatican has 108 acres
  • connected to preeminent Osiris number 72 (72+36=108)
  • in India, 10 800 bricks in Agnicayana fire alter
  • Rig Veda has 10 800 verses of forty syllables each ( 10 800x40=432 000) and shows 108 and four associated in another sacred context
  • angle of two adjacent sides of a pentagon equal 108 degrees
  • in Sumer, the female sexual vitality of Inanna, born of the moon, is identified with 108 and benefiting humanity: drunken Enki gives Inanna 252 "me"("arts of civilization") which she gives to humanity along with an untold number of Inanna's own "me"-- if there were 108, this would produce the number 360 (252+108=360), the key to establishing the Sumerian vision of order in the universe
  • in Buddhism, 108 rosary beads once again associates 108 with increase and benefit
  • in India, 108 is connected to the seed numbers for the lengths of the Indian cosmic ages, the Yugas (See Indian Calendar)

In Japan, the “Bonsho” is the Buddhist temple bell.  It is struck 108 times on New Year’s Eve to ring in the New Year and drive out the 108 evil desires that man is heir to (Joya-no-kane).
Ringing the bell 108 times at New Year’s fits in with ideas of re-creating and sustaining the re-creation of the world.  Such rituals have been documented for as far back as Sumer, circa 3500 B.C.  No doubt their beliefs extend backward even further as all mythologies draw from material perceived to emanate from a distant past.  

-Chris

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--B_3114582619_596176-- From sentto-1040416-2351-1031781582-heypresto=luckymojo.com@returns.groups.yahoo.com Wed Sep 11 15:00:18 2002 Return-Path: sentto-1040416-2351-1031781582-heypresto=luckymojo.com@returns.groups.yahoo.com Received: from server19.option.net (server19.option.net [206.246.226.71]) by sub.sonic.net (8.11.6/8.8.5) with ESMTP id g8BM0EM00352 for ; Wed, 11 Sep 2002 15:00:14 -0700 X-envelope-info: Received: from n27.grp.scd.yahoo.com (n27.grp.scd.yahoo.com [66.218.66.83]) by server19.option.net (8.9.3/8.9.3) with SMTP id SAA06056 for ; Wed, 11 Sep 2002 18:00:13 -0400 (EDT) X-eGroups-Return: sentto-1040416-2351-1031781582-heypresto=luckymojo.com@returns.groups.yahoo.com Received: from [66.218.66.94] by n27.grp.scd.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 11 Sep 2002 21:59:42 -0000 X-Sender: ncf@borve.demon.co.uk X-Apparently-To: sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Received: (EGP: mail-8_1_1_3); 11 Sep 2002 21:59:41 -0000 Received: (qmail 43458 invoked from network); 11 Sep 2002 21:59:41 -0000 Received: from unknown (66.218.66.217) by m1.grp.scd.yahoo.com with QMQP; 11 Sep 2002 21:59:41 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO anchor-post-39.mail.demon.net) (194.217.242.80) by mta2.grp.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; 11 Sep 2002 21:59:41 -0000 Received: from borve.demon.co.uk ([158.152.12.77]) by anchor-post-39.mail.demon.net with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #2) id 17pFWN-000654-0U for sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com; Wed, 11 Sep 2002 22:59:40 +0100 Message-ID: To: sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Sender: Neil Fernandez References: In-Reply-To: X-Mailer: Turnpike Integrated Version 5.01 S From: Neil Fernandez MIME-Version: 1.0 Mailing-List: list sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com; contact sacredlandscapelist-owner@yahoogroups.com Delivered-To: mailing list sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Precedence: bulk List-Unsubscribe: Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 22:59:20 +0100 Subject: [sl] re: 108 Reply-To: sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by sub.sonic.net id g8BM0EM00352 X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-16.9 required=5.0 tests=FROM_EGROUPS,GROUPS_YAHOO_1,IN_REP_TO,QUOTED_EMAIL_TEXT, RCVD_IN_MULTIHOP_DSBL,RCVD_IN_UNCONFIRMED_DSBL,REFERENCES, SIGNATURE_LONG_SPARSE,SPAM_PHRASE_02_03,TO_BE_REMOVED_REPLY version=2.41 X-Spam-Level: Status: RO In message , CG writes > Barry and all, > > Here is the data I have collated on 108 and its appearance around > the world.   108 is big with the Chinese organised-crime triads, e.g. the money paid by the lowest level members will be some multiple of 108 units of currency. > * Vatican has 108 acres I didn't know that one! Was the boundary of this area set before the 1929 Concordat with the Mussolini government (which established the Vatican City State as a sovereign secular entity)? Also, what is the history of the use of the acre as a unit of area in the Italian peninsula? > * connected to preeminent Osiris number 72 (72+36=108) Indeed. One way that 72 and 108 form a pair is that 72 = (2^3) * (3^2) and 108 = (2^2) * (3^3), so one gets the splicing together of twoness and threeness to form patterns, which I think is core to the significance of both numbers and of the two numbers as a pair. If one interprets exponentiation in terms of getting spatial dimensions, in each of the above products you get a square and a cube. One can play in various ways, e.g. 72 * 108 = 7776 = 6^5 = (3*2)^(3+2) and the arithmetic mean of 72 and 108 = 90, the number of degrees in a right angle. > * angle of two adjacent sides of a pentagon equal 108 degrees With the number 5 also bringing together twoness and threeness. Neil -- Neil Fernandez Are you curious what is topical in the Sacred Landscape List? Examples may be found on the following web-page, which contains many good articles relevant to this forum: http://www.luckymojo.com/sacredland.html Want to unsubscribe? Send email to sacredlandscapelist-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com or login at http://groups.yahoo.com/ and unsubscribe manually. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ From sentto-1040416-2352-1031818173-heypresto=luckymojo.com@returns.groups.yahoo.com Thu Sep 12 01:10:06 2002 Return-Path: sentto-1040416-2352-1031818173-heypresto=luckymojo.com@returns.groups.yahoo.com Received: from server19.option.net (server19.option.net [206.246.226.71]) by sub.sonic.net (8.11.6/8.8.5) with ESMTP id g8C8A5805969 for ; Thu, 12 Sep 2002 01:10:05 -0700 X-envelope-info: Received: from n39.grp.scd.yahoo.com (n39.grp.scd.yahoo.com [66.218.66.107]) by server19.option.net (8.9.3/8.9.3) with SMTP id EAA71723 for ; Thu, 12 Sep 2002 04:10:04 -0400 (EDT) X-eGroups-Return: sentto-1040416-2352-1031818173-heypresto=luckymojo.com@returns.groups.yahoo.com Received: from [66.218.67.200] by n39.grp.scd.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 12 Sep 2002 08:09:33 -0000 X-Sender: MikeBispham@aol.com X-Apparently-To: sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Received: (EGP: mail-8_1_1_3); 12 Sep 2002 08:09:32 -0000 Received: (qmail 99584 invoked from network); 12 Sep 2002 08:09:32 -0000 Received: from unknown (66.218.66.217) by m8.grp.scd.yahoo.com with QMQP; 12 Sep 2002 08:09:32 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO imo-r05.mx.aol.com) (152.163.225.101) by mta2.grp.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; 12 Sep 2002 08:09:32 -0000 Received: from MikeBispham@aol.com by imo-r05.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v34.10.) id r.155.13ef566b (25098) for ; Thu, 12 Sep 2002 04:09:26 -0400 (EDT) Message-ID: <155.13ef566b.2ab1a5b6@aol.com> To: sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com X-Mailer: AOL 7.0 for Windows UK sub 10502 From: mikebispham@aol.com X-Yahoo-Profile: mikebispham MIME-Version: 1.0 Mailing-List: list sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com; contact sacredlandscapelist-owner@yahoogroups.com Delivered-To: mailing list sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Precedence: bulk List-Unsubscribe: Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 04:09:26 EDT Subject: Re: [sl] re: 108 Reply-To: sacredlandscapelist@yahoogroups.com Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="part1_155.13ef566b.2ab1a5b6_boundary" X-Spam-Status: No, hits=-11.6 required=5.0 tests=AWL,BIG_FONT,EMAIL_ATTRIBUTION,FROM_EGROUPS,GROUPS_YAHOO_1, HTML_FONT_COLOR_RED,HTML_FONT_COLOR_UNSAFE,NO_REAL_NAME, QUOTED_EMAIL_TEXT,SPAM_PHRASE_02_03,TO_BE_REMOVED_REPLY, USER_AGENT_AOL version=2.41 X-Spam-Level: Status: RO --part1_155.13ef566b.2ab1a5b6_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit In a message dated 9/11/02 11:00:42 PM GMT Daylight Time, neil@borve.demon.co.uk writes: > > * Vatican has 108 acres > > I didn't know that one! Was the boundary of this area set before the > 1929 Concordat with the Mussolini government (which established the > Vatican City State as a sovereign secular entity)? Also, what is the > history of the use of the acre as a unit of area in the Italian > peninsula? > I think this was one of mine. I don't have any notes to say where I found it, but it seems to be confirmed at several sites. This one looked fun, but its a movie, and my machine can't handle the bandwidth: http://www.jupiterent.com/Html/Program/Vat_Info.html "The Vatican and Vatican City, located on 108 acres in the heart of Rome and known to most as the home of the Pope, is one of mankind's holiest shrines. But, few are also aware of the behind-the-scenes influence the Vatican has had in guiding European destiny or in contributing to the collapse of Soviet Communism. The Vatican Revealed offers a unique tour of the famous sights and provacative interviews with scholars and journalists, shedding light on the world's smallest, yet influential nation". Several online sources give 108.7 acres/44 hectares, but that _could_ be the result of the acreage being expressed in hectares (metric equivalent used in Europe) rounded up, then converted back accurately to acres! from http://www.ewtn.com/jp2/papal3/state.htm "The territorial seat of the Roman Pontiff, established by concordat (the Lateran Treaty) with Italy in 1927 (revised in 1985). It is the smallest sovereign state in the world (108.7 acres). >From this it seems that this patch of land was only established quite recently, and the dimension is less than perfect. As Neil points out, did the Italians/vatican even measure in what is surely an English dimension, the acre? At the moment my money is on coincidence for this one. Chris writes: sum of first three powers (1^1 x 2^2 x 3^3=108) hence, number of beads used in rosaries Does this refer to RC rosaries? And why would there be a mathematical element, ie why the 'hence'? What is the story of rosary beads and 108? Mike > > * connected to preeminent Osiris number 72 (72+36=108) > > Indeed. One way that 72 and 108 form a pair is that 72 = (2^3) * (3^2) > and 108 = (2^2) * (3^3), so one gets the splicing together of twoness > and threeness to form patterns, which I think is core to the > significance of both numbers and of the two numbers as a pair. If one > interprets exponentiation in terms of getting spatial dimensions, in > each of the above products you get a square and a cube. > > One can play in various ways, e.g. 72 * 108 = 7776 = 6^5 = (3*2)^(3+2) > and the arithmetic mean of 72 and 108 = 90, the number of degrees in a > right angle. > > > * angle of two adjacent sides of a pentagon equal 108 degrees > > With the number 5 also bringing together twoness and threeness. > > Neil > -- > Neil Fernandez > > Are you curious what is topical in the Sacred Landscape List? Examples may > be found on the following web-page, which contains many good articles > relevant to this forum: > > http://www.luckymojo.com/sacredland.html > > Want to unsubscribe? Send email to > sacredlandscapelist-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com or login at > http://groups.yahoo.com/ and unsubscribe manually. > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > > > --part1_155.13ef566b.2ab1a5b6_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit In a message dated 9/11/02 11:00:42 PM GMT Daylight Time, neil@borve.demon.co.uk writes:

>    * Vatican has 108 acres

I didn't know that one! Was the boundary of this area set before the
1929 Concordat with the Mussolini government (which established the
Vatican City State as a sovereign secular entity)? Also, what is the
history of the use of the acre as a unit of area in the Italian
peninsula?


I think this was one of mine.  I don't have any notes to say where I found it, but it seems to be confirmed at several sites.  This one looked fun, but its a movie, and my machine can't handle the bandwidth:

http://www.jupiterent.com/Html/Program/Vat_Info.html

"The Vatican and Vatican City, located on 108 acres in the heart of Rome and known to most as the home of the Pope, is one of mankind's holiest shrines. But, few are also aware of the behind-the-scenes influence the Vatican has had in guiding European destiny or in contributing to the collapse of Soviet Communism. The Vatican Revealed offers a unique tour of the famous sights and provacative interviews with scholars and journalists, shedding light on the world's smallest, yet influential nation".

Several online sources give 108.7 acres/44 hectares,  but that _could_ be the result of the acreage being expressed in hectares (metric equivalent used in Europe) rounded up, then converted back accurately to acres!

from http://www.ewtn.com/jp2/papal3/state.htm

"
The territorial seat of the Roman Pontiff, established by concordat (the Lateran Treaty) with Italy in 1927 (revised in 1985). It is the smallest sovereign state in the world (108.7 acres).

>From this it seems that this patch of land was only established quite recently, and the dimension is less than perfect.  As Neil points out, did the Italians/vatican even measure in what is surely an English dimension, the acre?  At the moment my money is on coincidence for this one. 


Chris writes:

sum of first three powers (1^1 x 2^2 x 3^3=108) hence, number of beads used in rosaries

Does this refer to RC rosaries?  And why would there be a mathematical element, ie why the 'hence'?  What is the story of rosary beads and 108?

Mike


>    * connected to preeminent Osiris number 72 (72+36=108)

Indeed. One way that 72 and 108 form a pair is that 72 = (2^3) * (3^2)
and 108 = (2^2) * (3^3), so one gets the splicing together of twoness
and threeness to form patterns, which I think is core to the
significance of both numbers and of the two numbers as a pair. If one
interprets exponentiation in terms of getting spatial dimensions, in
each of the above products you get a square and a cube.

One can play in various ways, e.g. 72 * 108 = 7776 = 6^5 = (3*2)^(3+2)
and the arithmetic mean of 72 and 108 = 90, the number of degrees in a
right angle.

>    * angle of two adjacent sides of a pentagon equal 108 degrees

With the number 5 also bringing together twoness and threeness.

Neil
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