My daughter's age in China was estimated incorrectly at the time of her finding. To make a long story short, once she came home it was necessary to re-establish her age more accurately and petition the court for a new birthdate and a new birth certificate (it was a long detailed process...)

I thought long and hard in regards to choosing a meaningful birthdate

for Sasha Jade, and I decided 10-8-2006~ "108"~ fit her perfectly.

*The Significance And Meaning Of "108"*

**Sun and Earth**: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.

**Moon and Earth**: The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

**Silver and the moon**: In astrology, the metal silver is said to represent the moon. The atomic weight of silver is 108.

**Hinduism**: 108 is said to refer to the number of Hindu deities. Some say that each of the deities has 108 names.

**Buddhism**: Some Buddhists carve 108 small Buddhas on a walnut for good luck. Some ring a bell 108 times to celebrate a new year. There are said to be 108 virtues to cultivate and 108 defilements to avoid.

**Chinese**: The Chinese Buddhists and Taoists use a 108 bead mala, which is called su-chu, and has three dividing beads, so the mala is divided into three parts of 36 each. Chinese astrology says that there are 108 sacred stars.

**Stages of the soul**: Said that Atman, the human soul or center goes through 108 stages on the journey.

**Praiseworthy souls**: There are 108 qualities of praiseworthy souls.

**Pranayama**: If one is able to be so calm in meditation as to have only 108 breaths in a day, enlightenment will come.

**Pentagon**: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.

**Chemistry**: Interestingly, there are about 115 elements known on the periodic table of the elements. Most of those, around or higher than the number 100 only exist in the laboratory, and some for only thousandths of a second. The number that naturally exist on Earth is around 100.

**Numerical scale**: The 1 of 108, and the 8 of 108, when added together equals 9, which is the number of the numerical scale, i.e. 1, 2, 3 ... 10, etc., where 0 is not a number.

**Breath**: Tantra estimates the average number of breaths per day at 21,600, of which 10,800 are solar energy, and 10,800 are lunar energy. Multiplying 108 by 100 is 10,800. Multiplying 2 x 10,800 equals 21,600.

**Astrology**: There are 12 constellations, and 9 arc segments called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions within a whole.

**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.

**Time**: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.

**Planets and Houses**: In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

**Goddess names**: There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

**First man in space:**The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes, and was on April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut.

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There are 108 main characters in the manga and video game Suikoden III, or Suikoden 3.

ReplyDelete1^1 x 2^2 x 3^3 = 1 x 4 x 27 = 108

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