108 is a spiritually significant number. Traditionally, a mala is made of 108 beads of the same size with the 109th being slightly larger. This 109th bead is called Guru Bead.
➳Stages: Some believe there are 108 stages on the journey of the human soul.
➳Pranayama: Some associate the possibility of enlightenment taking only 108 breaths a day, while in deep meditation.
➳Feelings: Another theory is that we experience 108 feelings, out of which 36 are related to the past, 36 to the present, and 36 related to the future.
➳Desires: It is also said that there are 108 earthly desires.
➳Moon and Earth: The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
➳Sun and Earth: The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth.