The Significance of the number 108 in Spiritual Discussions Posted August 4, 2009 · Report reply I am not superstitious about numbers. Ultimately, there is only ONE and One is the original number.One represents Krishna - the ONE supreme entity that all others entities exist within. What really matters is the relationship between the soul and the Supersoul. We are all simply at the mercy of the Supersoul Paramatma who ultimately exists within Krishna. Being honest and sincere with our Supersoul is much more beneficial than trying to get lucky with some superstitious number. Material numbers are ultimately an illusion. The only real numbers that matter are spiritual numbers that have spiritual significance. 108 is ultimately the most significant number for Gaudiya Vaishnavas because there are 108 principle gopis of Krishna and therefore 108 principle Upanisads. Because the number 108 reminds us of the 108 principle gopis of Krishna, it is therefore a most auspicious number.