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A mala or set of mantra beads counts 108. It’s used to count the amount of breaths in meditation or the amount of mantras repeated while meditating. 108 can be found in Hinduism as the number of the Hindu deities. In Islam it refers to the number of God. In Buddhism it's said that there are 108 virtues to cultivate and 108 defilements to avoid. Chinese astrology says that there are 108 sacred stars. The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes. The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees. These are just a few examples of the many I found. This large print represents the bliss of a well-done meditation, and our capacity to touch the universe with our consciousness. 

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