In numerology, number 8 holds a distinct position among other numbers, traditionally, number 8 denotes the wheel of Samsara (birth and death) and its imminent suffering endured by result of samsara or existence. But the very same number also signifies enlightenment or nirvana. Wherever Samsara is there, nirvana is naturally present, aka existence will automatically finds its own enlightenment in its right time. This universal law is symbolized by the number 8.
The number 8 is formed by two circle, symbolizing endless cycle of birth and death; existence and enlightenment. All things that are created by the “One” gets transformed, destroyed and again recreated in different form. Hence, contrast aspects of number 8 is seen in lives of sentient beings.
The inner meaning of number 8 should be deeply understood, all sentient beings are auspicious ones and pure ones in reality, but the ignorance of their separate identity and due to the innumerable attributes created by this ignorance is beginingless time has resulted in manifestation of beings with suffering, joy and mixed attributes. Unless, one realizes their inherent, innate divinity in them, suffering will not cease to exist. This truth is what a number 8 strives to make humans realize. Whenever a suffering or misery occurs, there exist a natural bliss and freedom too. The wisdom of ones natural state cannot be achieved by mere contemplation, it needs outer influences, such as knowledge from wise masters, holy doctrines and more than that through meditation and insight.
In meditation, ones spiritual energy – the kundalini ascends and burns the ignorance of person and the self made attributes of mind which has impressions for millions of years. And, number 8 in name number is symbolic of kundalini.
Though number 8 is dangerous for a person to have in his name number, because, one when realized his Self, true reality, he can no more exist in this plane of existence, it will become difficult to realize material goals. Only spiritual aspirants who are guided by a enlightened master can have a name number in 8. Also, a person with non spiritual life when uses number 8 in his name can have challenges and constant worldly struggles. Hence, regular meditation is necessary when number 8 comes as name number as it helps in triggering and ascension of kundalini energy.