The number 108 has great significance in Buddhism. There are multiple commentaries the meaning of 108. The following are two common explanations.
Nagarjuna’s explanation of the significance of the number 108 from his Commentary on the Perfection of Great Wisdom:
Human beings have 6 senses 六受:
1) sight 眼→色
2) sound 耳→声
3) smell 鼻→香
4) taste 舌→味
5) touch 身→触
6) thought 意→法 Continue reading “The Meaning of 108”
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6:00 p.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dharma Service
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