8+22+2+0+1+1 = 34
8+2+2+2+0+1+1 = 16
Mon, 22 August 2011 = 22nd of Av, 5771
כ״ב בְּאָב תשע״א
22+11+57+71 = 161
From and including: Monday, August 22, 2011
To, but not including Saturday, August 22, 2020
Result: 3288 days
Or 9 years excluding the end date.
Or 108 months excluding the end date.
108: The Number that Unifies The Big Picture with The Present Moment
If there were to be a numerical symbol of yoga it would have to be 108. The number…
If there were to be a numerical symbol of yoga it would have to be 108. The number is esteemed esoterically, and through 108, the union between the microcosm and macrocosm is depicted concretely.
The importance of the number 108 can be seen repetitively in astronomy and astrology:
In Vedic astrology there are 12 solar houses and 9 lunar houses, 9 x 12 = 108.
The diameter of the sun is about 108 times that of the diameter of Earth.
The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the sun’s diameter.
The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 238,800 miles, about 108 times the moons diameter. This makes it so the moon appears the same size as the sun during eclipses.
To quote Manoj Chalam, “the ratio of 108 may be the key to finding planets hospitable to life outside of our solar system, just look toward this same size and distance relationship,” 108 is key to our being.
In taking this universal element and applying it to the individual, you may notice that:
Yogis do 108 sun salutations on solstices and equinoxes
Meditators count mantra repetitions with mala beads of 108, (100 counted for self, 8 for mistakes and for those who have not the opportunity to meditate in mantra)
Tai chi chuan long forms are counted as 108 postures or movements.