112 yuga-regents

100 koan-s

104 years

     
 

1. p. 23 "wash feet"

1. walking on water

 

2. p. 27 "feet in mud"

2. footprints on paths;

 

p. 28 "skull's consciousness

skull;

 

dragon-moan"

dragon-breaths

 

3. p. 30 "pass along roads"

3. traveller

 

5. p. 39 "millet seed

4. maize-seeds in

 

pail.

bowl

5. Dundubhi "kettledrum"

Beat the drum"

 
 

6. p. 42 "The herbs"

5. maize-plant

6. S`ata-rupa

p. 44, n. 2 "the

 

"hundred forms"

Ten Thousand"

 
 

7. p. 45 "the Pre-Voice

6. throat

7. Hr.s.ika,

   

cf. hars.a "erection"

Verticals"

 

8. Ketumant,

   

cf. banner (ketu)

   

of lecturer

8. p. 50 "lectured

 
 

a burglar"

7. man, broken house

 

9. p. 54 "four gates"

8. four offerings

 

10. p. 56 "sheer cliffs"

9. waterfall

 

11. p. 57 "Yellow Oak

10. yellow rope

 

temple"

enclosure

 

12. p. 60 "grabbed reflection"

11. grabbed snake

 

13. p. 63 "into the well"

12 above a well (?)

 

14. p. 67 "the wedge": kilaya,

 

13. Su-mukha

   

"a mythical bird;

bird (Garutman)'s

13. macaw

impression or scratch

Soma-abducting

carrying off

by a fingernail"

talon

human forearm

14. Dus-mukha

   

"foul-mouthed"

15. p. 71, n. 2 flower-discourse

14. flowery discourse

 

16. p. 72 "lift up one hand, or

15. pulling rope-ends

 

press down one hand"

by hands

16. Dus-ati-krama

   

"evil-stepping-beyond"

   

16. animal-paw;

   
 

17. p. 77 "Iron-Hand-Mill"

hand-mill (?)

 

18. p. 78 "mountain-shaped

 
 

pilgrim staff."

17. cudgel

 

19. p. 82 "great universe

18. sky;

 

one cuts away"

knife-blade

 

20. p. 85 "the Great Void"

19. sky;

 

"arm-rest"

paw on rest

 

21. p. 88 "your flag"

20. flag being held;

 

p. 89 "the lotus [stem]

lianas (?)

 

under the water"

suspended

21. Su-dhaman,

   

a class of deity in

   

tenth Manu-antara

   

(cf. ten fingers)

23. p. 95 "his hand"

21. a hand

 

24. p. 98 "the tail"

22. tail-feathers;

 

p. 99 "Old Buffalo", name

horned animal

22. Vi-rajas "woman who

name for "old lady"

 

has ceased to menstruate"

   
 

25. p. 102 "holding his

23. holding a

 

pilgrim-staff"

walking-staff

 

26. p. 104 "strangulation"

24. strangulation

25. Sarasvata "staff"

27. p. 106 "tree withers"

 
 

p. 107 "arrow is in the sky"

25. meteors in sky

26. Megha "cloud"

   

[scil., "of witnesses"]

28.p. 110 "saints and scholars"

 

27. Megha-vaha

   

"cloud-carried"

   

(cf. world-destroying

29. p. 112 "(Universe)

 

cloud)

perishes in

 
 

the kalpa fire"

26. house on fire

 

30. p. 114 "very large radishes

27. large maize-plant;

 

noses twisted"

nose-ornament of

     

rain-goddess

   

29. Kapila,

   

name of a mountain

31. p. 116 "native mountain"

 
 

p. 117 "road, wide as space"

28. at crossroads,

 

p. 118 "sutras"

a conversation

(cf. Kapilavastu, town of

   

S`akya-muni, who there

   

betwixt

   

abandoned his wife)

   

man and woman

   
 

32. p. 120, n. 3 "hand"

29. paw;

 

33. p. 121 "a circle"

sphere

 

34. p. 124 "he cut off

30. cut-off

 

two of his fingers"

hand and foot;

31. S`alvala (cf. s`alva,

   

name of a fruit)

herbs"

 
 

p. 125 "The hermit

smoky man on

     

bone-heap (of

   
 

forgot"

the forgotten?)

32. Pan~ca-s`ikha =

   

pan~ca "five" +

35. p. 127 "five hundred

 

s`ikha, name of serpent

Dragons and

31. yellow snake and

 

snakes

red snake

 

are mixed."

are tied together

 

36. p. 129 "scent of herbs"

32. flowered funnels

 

37. p. 131 "search deeply

33. snake entering

 

into depths"

into depths of a

 

p. 132 "divination thinking"

.divination (?)-vase

 

38. p. 135 "seal impressed"

34. sigil (?);

 

"mysterious helmet"

forehead-ray

36. Giri-s`a

   

"mountain-inhabitant"

39. p. 139 "mountain"

 
   

35. sky; head of

   

Tezcatlipoca, who

   

in sky became a

 

p. 140 "Lion"

leopard

37. Bhr.nga "bumble bee"

   

(drones, during

40. p. 142 "He kept

 

sexual intercourse,

ten concubines

 

die)

and died"

 
 

"Seven Verticals or

36. vertical blade;

 

Eight Horizontals

horizontals;

 

will not escape"

rope

   

37. two snakes,

 

41. p. 145 "lengthwise and

lengthwise and

 

crosswise"

tied crossing

 

42. p. 149 "snowflakes

38. white object,

 

not - separate"

tied

41. Lamba-udara

   

[= Loptr, tied,

 

39. a man, tied,

exposed to

43. p. 151 "suffer from

exposed

 

extreme cold or

 

dripping venom]

extreme heat"

 
 

44. p. 154 "Hearing"

40. from man's ear

 

45. p. 155 "roaring fire"

41. fire under cauldron

 

46. p. 158 "the current"

42. currents of blood

42. Lamba-aks.a

   

"suspended eye"

 

43. stalks of eyen;

 

47. p. 161 "his death"

skull & crossbones

 

48. p. 163 "human beings

44. owl [foreboding

 

often have accidents"

accidents ?]

44. Pra-lambaka

   

"a fragrant grass"

 

45. maize-plant on

 

49. p. 164 "the Net"

netted mound

 

50. p. 169 "Inside the bowl

46. inside the basket

 

is the rice

is the herb;

 

stars"

black snake (night?)

47. Sadhya-siddhi: sadhya

p. 170, n. 2 children

 

"having to be

having to be

 

summoned"

summoned

 

49. Su-dhaman

   

"good inmate"

 

47. man as inmate

   

of conch-shell, from

 

51. p. 172 "one tiny crack

its crack

 

which might open out"

emerging

 

52. p. 175 "the stone bridge

49. bridge

50. Kas`yapa "deer"

donkeys and horses"

 

(cf. kas`yapa "tortoise")

p. 176 "giant turtles"

 
   

50 falling into stepped

 

53. p. 177 "graduation"

(graduated) region

51. Vars.is.t.ha "most

   

experienced, wise,

p. 178, n. 1 "Passing

 

learned"

the Examination"

 
 

54. p. 179 "iron nail

51. black knife-blade;

53. Atri

   

[cf. Latin atrium "hall

   

for family portraits"]

useless emotions"

mask

54. Deva-sada "god-seat"

55. p. 181 "sitting on high"

52. throne;

55. S`ravan.a "ear"

56. p. 184 "telepathy

 
 

p. 186 "breaking through"

53. holding awl

 

58. p. 190 "birds whose

54. quetzal

56. S`ravis.kat.a

   

(cf. kat.a "twisted straw")

nests

 
 

are underground"

descending

 

59. p. 192 "yes and no

55. platform, split

58. Kun.i-bahu

   

"withered arm"

like army of

by arm-held

 

spears"

spear

62. US`ANAS

   

[= OUKAlegoN,

   

father of Sphinx

   

(winged lioness)]

63. p. 202 "cut the kitten

 
 

in two"

58. double anther

   

(of flower)

 

64. p. 203 "took off his

 
 

straw sandals, put them

 
 

on his head truly

 

63.Cyavana, whom

the kitten might have

 

the gods rescued

been saved" [allusion to

 
 

Rama-ayana: sandals

 
 

were revered for the

 
 

hovering-vimana

59. hovering man, with

 

journey to domanin of

 
 

cat-headed people by

 
 

RAMa {= ra<mah,

 
 

"thunder" in <ibri^}]

strand (of thunder ?)

   

from mouth

 

65. p. 206 "the shadow of

 
 

the whip" {cf.

 
 

"whips of

 
 

scorpions"}

60. scorpion

65. Utathya,

 

[cf. Aztec myth of man

chastiserof rapist

 

chastized for fornication

   

by being tranformed into

   

a scorpion]

 

66. p. 209 "a precious sword

62. hilted knife,

 

had fallen into the hands"

held in hand

   

63. jeweled blood

 

67. p. 211 "wife's name

(menstrual ?)

 

was 'Wondrous Light'

from sun upon

 

and had two sons."

 
 

"Two scriptures "

two objects

 

68. p. 214 "the axis

64. striped (like

 

of the earth

barber's pole)

   

pointer, held by

 

"giving [to self]

god clad in

 

the name

the skin

 

of his questioner"

of another

68. Maha-bala

   

"greatly strong"

   

[stong as an ox]

69. p. 217 "the Iron Ox

 
 

as a protecting deity

 
 

to prevent the river

 
 

from flooding." {cf.

 
 

hindrance of the Lerna

 
 

from flooding by

 

Maha-nila

   

"greatly blue"

searing of Hudra

65. igniting a blue

 

dragon}

dragon

69. Vacas-s`ravas

   

"renown of [the

70. p. 221 "the words

66. speech of a

goddess] Vac"

 

woman

 

like the flowers

as flowery

 

forest of coral"

string of jewels

 

72. p. 223 "mouth and lips

68. mouth and lips

70. Su-vira

   

"sour rice gruel"

 

sip beverage;

 

in danger"

holding knife

71. S`yava-asya

   

"brown face"

73. p. 226 "'White Head'

 
 

'Black Head'"

 
 

p. 227, n. 3 deceitful,

69. smoky

 

purloining woman

warrioress

   

70. earth-skull

 

74. p. 228 "'hidden plots'

(emblem of plot ?)

   

swallowing human

72. Yati-is`vara

   

yati "stopping, ceasing"

true peace"

 

73. Hiran.ya-naman

   

"golden name"

75. p. 230 "honoured

 
 

nobility"

 
 

p. 232 "blowing

71. out of mouth,

 

the gourd-flute"

extension

 

76. p. 233 "to burn

72. burrning

 

this image"

split temple;

 

p. 235 "a man

an arm

 

who held down

which held a

 

his dead ox's head

dead man's head

74. Kaus`alya

   

cf. kus`a "grass"

to make him eat grass"

 
 

77. p. 237 "to hide its body

73. man hiding his body

 

under a hard shell"

in a conch-shell

 

78. p. 238 "the temple bath

74. in a temple,

 

(a large square tank)"

a woman drinking

76. Pra-ghima

   

cf. pra-hima "having

p. 239 "the feel of water

 

severe winters"

on their naked bodies"

 
 

79. p. 240 "a blow

75. spear

77. Su-mantu "adviser"

persisted in mocking"

 
   

76. vomitting speech

78. Varvari "stammering"

 

(stammering ?) and

 

81. p. 243 "carry out this

riding on

 

dead fellow to burial"

bones

 

82. p. 244 "the pillow"

77. fluff-covered mat;

 

"The flowers like a

flowers

 

beautiful brocade.

being pressed into a

 

blue."

blue

79. Kabandha "barrel"

 

vase

80. Kuks.ikan-dhara =

 

78. man with arms crossed

kuks.ika "little belly" +

 

(across belly ?)

dhara "support"

83. p. 247 "exposed pillar"

 
 

84. p. 249 "utterly naked"

79. naked god & naked man

81. PLAKS.A "side-door"

p. 250 "the Temple Gate

80. opening into aedifice

[= Latin PLEXUS

   

"complicated"]

complication"

 
 

85. p. 252 "From his forehead

81. from his forehead,

 

beams of light" beams of light;

 
 

p. 253 "stole a bell"

nestled flowers

 

86. p. 256 "the flower

82. flowery

 

the tree throws no shade"

spears,

82. Darbha-ayan.i =

   

darbha "grass-blades,

   

tied in a bunch" +

 

tied in a bunch

   

83. death-goddess with

ayana "travel"

" riding their oxen"

footprint on her

 

87. p. 258 "a medicine and

84. grain, with

83. Ketumant

   

"providing banners"

 

red banners as

   

scarecrows (to scare off

 

a poison in it"

birds from eating it)

   

85. blood falling from the sun

   

["of righteousness, with

   

healing"]

84. Gautama,

   

one of the.three

88. p. 259 "the Three Kinds

 

Kevalin-s (isolates);

of Disability"

 
   

for a head [of >a^da^m,

father of three

 

father of three

(Ekata, Dwita, Trita)

 

(Qayin, Hebel, S^e^t)]

85. Bhallava "a bear":

   

cf. bear-pawed

 

86. paw

sorcerer of Trois Fre`res

   
 

89. p. 261 "Hand and

86. arm; sky with

 

Eye"

stars or eyen

   

88. pecking, by bird,

   

on god's head {cf.

   

pecking, by bird, for lice

 

p. 263 "Garud.a bird

by bird on head of

 

in Indra's

king of gods Rehua,

 

palace"

in palace}

86. Madhu, accompanier

   

of KaiT.Bha {cf. QuT.B

   

"[star of celestial]

p. 264 "eyes at the ends

 

pole"}

of the staffs"

 
 

90. p. 265 "utterly naked"

89. naked

87. Pinga "yellow"

 

yellow death-god

 

91. p. 267 conical-shaped

90. conical funnels

 

"rhinoceros horns"

 
 

as fan

in fan-like array

 

92. p. 269 "falconer" as

 
 

keeper of (perched) "falcon"

91. perched macaw

 

p. 270 "World Revered One

92. the sun-god

 

at once came down"

descending

89. Us`i-ja

p. 271, n. 3 sindava, retainer

 

"wished-generated"

aware of master's wish

 
 

93. p. 271 "grace before meals

93. food in bowl;

 

The monk acted with

making making

 

a mimiming gesture.

a gesture

   

94. over wrapped body

 

Fox -Bogey

(of animal ?),

 

first arrow second"

spears

92. Kavi "poet" {poet

   

Homeros suffered death

p. 272 "suffered

 

by hanging

drowning on dry land"

 
 

94. p. 273 "The White Ox

95. white death-god holding

93. S`ali-hotra

   

s`ali "civet, pole-cat

   

(which became lion)"

lion"

 

S`ali-hotra was a

   
 

p. 274 "elephant ox

 

veterinary

suffering from the malady"

 
 

p. 275 hermit Kapila was

captive having

 

"'golden-haired'

on head yellow spots

 

(or red-haired)"

speckled with red

 

95. p. 275 "horns {qarin

 
 

"horn" is also "light-ray"}

96. rays out of god's

 

may grow on your head" thinking-cap;

 
 

p. 276 "What language,

written scroll (?),

 

then ?"

rolled-up

94. Agni-ves`a =

   

agni " fire" +

96. p. 278 "pass through fire"

 
 

p. 279 transmission

 
 

(by Bodhi-dharma)

 
 

of doctrine to first

 
 

native Chinese

97. pig-tail (hair)

 

Zen patriarch

of levitator over

ves`a "tent"

p. 280 "heritage

 
 

smashed

sundered

 

the oven"

fire-chamber

 

97. p. 280 "sharp"

98. spears; knife

96. S`arad-vasu

   

"autumn goods"

98. p. 282 "Summer Retreats

 

97. Chagala "goat":

took three 'rainy', i.e.

 

cf. chaga "limping"

discontented, steps"

100. footprint

   

102. capped with

 

99. p. 285 "bell-like"

(bell-like)

   

nestled flowers

99. Kumbha-an.d.a =

   

kumbha "a jar" +

 

104. toward bowl,

an.d.a "an egg"

 

quetzal

     

S`iva Puran.a:

R. D. M. Shaw (transl.):

 

S`ata-Rudra Sam.hita 4;

The Blue Cliff Records.

Codex Borgia, pp. 1 to 8

 

London, 1961.

 

Vayaviya Sam.hita 1:9