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Lydia Soto Cortés - April 09, 2011

Hello loved Lama. I would like to know why it is better to say the mantra 108 times. An embrace and up to soon.

Response from Tulku Lobsang:

Here, it is just a number. In Tantrayana, there are many special numbers. They are special because when you get there you receive some power, some achievement. But with reciting mantras, we say 108 because if we say 100, you always miss a few here and there. So you do 108 to be safe, to be sure that have done a complete 100.

~Tulku Lobsang

Answered on June 8th, 2011
Florianopolis, Brazil