Mysterious Power of the Numbers 2
We see different things around us in different forms. If mixed, two or more colours make some different ones. For instance, if yellow and red colours are mixed, we get orange colour as a result. Therefore, hundreds of thousands of colours can be made this way. But, basically there are only seven colours as we see in a rainbow. These seven colours can be observed by a prism in the sunlight. Though if seen without a prism or a thing like this, the sunlight looks colour less. Sunlight is the root of these seven colours.
All the five essential elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether - are found there in every thing seen. These elements are mixed in different ratio and through different ways. Some things have an element in abundance whereas the same element in some other thing is less than that. This is true that the whole world is made of these five essential elements. These elements have originated from the sky-air from sky, fire from air,
water from fire and earth from water. 'Sound' is the attribute of the sky, 'touch' of air, luminosity (from) of fire, taste of water and smell is the attribute of earth. As the sky is the base of all the matters in the world, so 'sound' is the chief quality of all the things. This is why sound has been called 'Shabd Brahma' i.e. sound is the symbol of the Almighty.
All the words are the symbols of Brahma. But the qualities and effects of the words are different. The power of every word can be measured by transforming it into number. If chanted 7000 times, a word achieves its totality whereas some other word achieves its completeness after being chanted 17000 times. Our Rishis and Maharshis were well acquainted with the relation between the number and the word. Therefore the Mantra of the Sun should be chanted by 7000 times, of Moon by 11000 times, of Mars by 10,000, of Mercury by 9000, of Jupiter by 19000, of Venus by 16000 , of Saturn by 23000, of Rahu by 18000 and that of Ketu should be chanted by 17000.
There are 5 letters there in the Mantra of a deity whereas in that of some other there are 9 or 22 and so on. So, there is a close relation between the word and the number which is scientific.
Number and act (deed) are closely associated with each other. Zero represents the Nirakar and Nirvikar Brahma whereas '1' represents the Advait form of the same. It means that like the word, the number is also the base of all the things. The sky is considered to be Zero. Both the word and the number have originated from Zero. There would not have been a provision for making a rosary of 108 beads in our scriptures had there not been a relation between a number and a thing. Every number has got its importance. Chanting of a Mantra on a rosary of 25 beads gives Moksha, on a rosary of 30 beads it gives wealth, on a rosary having 27 beads accomplishment of self interest, on a rosary of 54 beads fulfilment of desires and on a rosary of 108 it gives accomplishment of all Siddhis. But in Abhichar Karm, a chanting on a rosary of 15 beads is sufficient.
What is the mystery behind a rosary of 108 beads? The Sun completes an orbit as it completes its transit in a sign. There are 360 degrees (Amshas) in an orbit. Thus if we want to change the degrees into Kalas, we should multiply the degrees of 360 by 60. We shall get 21600 Kalaas (Phases) as its product. The Sun remains in summer solstice for six months when it is on north of equator and for six months in winter solstice while it is to the south of equator. These two states of the Sun are called Uttarayan and Dakshinayan respectively. Now, if we divide this sum total of 21600 into two parts we shall get 10800 as its product.
Here is an other method of calculation. The period between one sunrise to the next is said to be equal to 60 Ghatis. There are 60 Palas in a Ghati and 60 Vipalas in 1 Pala. Thus, if we multiply 60 Ghatis by 60 Palas and then the product by 60 Vipalas, we shall get 216000 as Vipalas. Now, if this total of 21600 Vipalas is divided into two parts, we shall get 108000 Vipalas for day and 108000 for night.
Our ancient Rishis had made the 'Kaala', i.e. time and 'Samkhya' i.e. the number their base of calculation as it is done today in a scientific way in terms of rupees, paise, measurements etc.