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What is the significance of Penelope having 108 suitors in The Odyssey?

The number 108 could not have been arrived upon by accident.
1 year ago
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Here, it is worthwhile to emphasize with completely dazzling clarity, the tremendous reality of the 108 existences that are assigned to every living essence, to every divine psychic principle.

The 108 existences bring to mind the 108 beads of Buddha’s necklace, as well as the 108 turns that the Hindu Brahman performs around the sacred cow. It is indubitable that with the last turn he finishes his daily rite; he then introduces the tail of the aforementioned allegorical animal into the cup of water that he will drink.

Having understood all of this, let us now proceed.

It is obvious that the Divine Mother Kundalini, the igneous serpent of our magical powers, attempts to achieve the realization of our inner self during the course of the 108 existences that are assigned to each one of us. It is evident that within such a cycle of successive lives, we have innumerable opportunities for realization of the self. To take advantage of them is what is valuable. Regrettably, we incessantly slip back into errors, thus habitually, in the end, the outcome is failure. -Samael Aun Weor, Hell, Devil, and Karma
Due to return and recurrence, we create and empower our egos throughout our 108 existences.

Penelope, the divine consciousness, is pursued by our own egos, desires, detects. This is why Odysseus, the adept, must kill them through the help of Athena, the Divine Mother.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

1 year ago
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#23413
Accepted Answer
Here, it is worthwhile to emphasize with completely dazzling clarity, the tremendous reality of the 108 existences that are assigned to every living essence, to every divine psychic principle.

The 108 existences bring to mind the 108 beads of Buddha’s necklace, as well as the 108 turns that the Hindu Brahman performs around the sacred cow. It is indubitable that with the last turn he finishes his daily rite; he then introduces the tail of the aforementioned allegorical animal into the cup of water that he will drink.

Having understood all of this, let us now proceed.

It is obvious that the Divine Mother Kundalini, the igneous serpent of our magical powers, attempts to achieve the realization of our inner self during the course of the 108 existences that are assigned to each one of us. It is evident that within such a cycle of successive lives, we have innumerable opportunities for realization of the self. To take advantage of them is what is valuable. Regrettably, we incessantly slip back into errors, thus habitually, in the end, the outcome is failure. -Samael Aun Weor, Hell, Devil, and Karma
Due to return and recurrence, we create and empower our egos throughout our 108 existences.

Penelope, the divine consciousness, is pursued by our own egos, desires, detects. This is why Odysseus, the adept, must kill them through the help of Athena, the Divine Mother.

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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