Thursday, April 05, 2007

Number 18

18 is the number of Mars; 1+8 = 9 (Mars). It is a number of war, strife and bloodshed and a number that denotes decline of Divine Grace and the ascent of rank materialism and selfishness. Look at the following names of cities (or countries) that have their names under the number 18

Mumbai (18) from Bombay (17)
Sri Lanka (6 + 12 = 18; 12 is also a sub-par number) = 18 from Ceylon (24)
Amritsar (18) from Amrut Sarovar (39) OR Amrit Sarovar (34)
Myanmar (18) from Burma (15)

In all these cases, the name was changed to an unfavourable number from an originally favourable one.

  • Myanmar is ruled by the military junta. Burma was the rice bowl of the world; Myanmar is a begging bowl.
  • Till the name was Ceylon, it was a prosperous and happy land. But once it was changed to Sri Lanka the ethnic problems surfaced as a violent movement that is going on even today.
  • Bombay's name change to Mumbai has caused increase in violence; bomb blasts now occur once every year.
  • Amritsar was bloody throughout the 90s; even the army (denoted by Mars - 9) entered the Golden Temple (loss of divine grace) fully denoting the significance that numbers hold.
Some suggested name changes, with suggested pronunciation in Devanagari:
Amritsar (18) to Amrutsar (23) [अमृत्सर]
Srinagar (18) to Shrinagar (23) [श्रीनगर means the City of Shree i.e. Lakshmi]
Kashmir (18) to Kaashmir (19) [In sanskrit, it is pronounced काश्मीर]

Let us learn the importance of numbers - how they rule our lives and how by understanding them we can attain सुखः and समृद्धि

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