As mentioned. This site is called Project 168 because 168 turned out to be my ideal weight in pounds. That’s one aspect of Project 168.
However, Project 168 also refers to my pursuit to continuously have a good and happy life. Why 168? Because in Chinese Buddhism (more on why I kept on referring this as Chinese Buddhism on later posts) and Feng Shui 168 is considered as a celestial number. It’s the number that brings luck, happiness, wealth and maybe even good health.
First, lets talk about the number 8, it is highly regarded as one of the luckiest number, not only because we are currently living through the Flying Star Period of 8 (more on Flying Star in later posts), but also in Feng Shui and Taoism 8 is one the three white numbers that bestows upon us prosperity and abundance. More than that 8 belong to the earth element, which means it, gives us an excellent Feng Shui foundation. In fact, one of the luckiest symbols in Feng Shui, which is the mystic knot, is fashioned out of the number 8 done as the infinity sign and repeated three times.
More than that, in Mandarin the word eight 八 is pronounced as ‘ba’ which sound like the word prosper or wealth and because of this, in Feng Shui and Chinese Buddhism, the number 8 is associated with wealth luck.
The number 6 is also considered as one of the luckiest number. 6 is considered as heaven’s number. This is especially good if one needs a strong mentor luck or patriarchal energy.
Again in Mandarin, six (六) that is pronounced as ‘Liu’ also sounds like the word smooth flowing. In Feng Shui this would mean that whatever is associated with the number 6 would make its energy more smooth and free flowing. It will help vanish obstacles in one’s life and it will also smoothen that path to good luck or good chi.
Now, the number 1 refers to the beginning. In Feng Shui, it typically represents the start of something good.
So 168 in Chinese Buddhism and Feng Shui means it’s the start of something good and something great and attaining it without too much obstacles.
For Filipinos, let us bear in mind that this is the true meaning of 168 and that it’s not a mall to buy cheap stuff. But now you know why they are doing really well.