# yuga, VarNa and colour

Das Devaraj das at netcom.com
Sun May 18 22:27:49 UTC 1997

```On Sun, 18 May 1997, Patricia Meredith Greer wrote:

> And what can we make of the fact that the sum of the units
> in each of these numbers = 9? eg. 1 728 000 =
> 1+7+2+8=18=1+8=9?  This is true of so many of the "indic"
> numbers we come across -- the japa mala of 108 beads,etc.
> Are there any specific references to this number in the
> ancient literature? Or should we look to the 3?

This is NOT a scholarly opinion -- in any sense of that word :-).
During an idle holiday few years ago, I was fooling around with
various "indic" numbers, calculations etc.  They *seemed* to be
based on trinary logic.

A rudimentary example is how easy it is to factor numbers - 108
is (3**3) x (2**3) --  of course, if you like symmetry and sequences
you can also multiply that by (1**3)!  That would make 3 factors,
3 numbers in a sequence and 3 cubes.  The other number mentioned
1,728,000 can be trivially split as (2**3) x (3**3) x (2**3) x (10**3).
[ By the way, "a**b" means "a" raised to the power of "b".]

Bizarre?  Certainly.  But most numbers that I looked at had the
"thread of 3", interwoven in it.

das
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