Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Number 8 is auspicious for all those who look into the suffering of human beings. The Buddha was enlightened when He was 35 (=8) years old. The 8 fold path was His solution to the world of suffering. He attained final Nirvana when He was 80. When we stray away from the right path number 8 becomes inauspicious. 8 is considered a lucky number in China where Buddhism flourishes.