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Vol. 1, # 1 (July-Sept 1975)

pp. 94-104 Bhagwan Dash: "Ayurveda in Tibet"

pp. 101-102 characteristic development of embryo

p.

gestation-week

development of __

101

1st

(mucilaginous)

 

2nd

nur-nur-po = kalala (jelly-like)

 

3rd

determination of gender ("change of the sex")

 

4th

round if male; tumor-shaped if female

 

5th

navel (umbilicus)

 

6th

navel connected with vessels

 

7th

eyen

 

8th

head

 

9th

trunk

 

10th

shoulders & hips

 

11th

remaining sense-organs

 

12th

5 vital organs

 

13th

6 viscera

 

14th

femur & humerus

 

15th

legs, hands, forearms

 

16th

20 digits

 

17th

tendons

102

18th

flesh & fat

 

19th

16 large glands

 

20th

remaining bones

 

21st

skin

 

22nd

openings of sense-organs

 

23rd

hair & nails

 

24th

abdominal & thoracic organs

 

25th

internal wind

 

26th

mind, memory

 

27th

 
 

28th

 
 

29th

 
 

30th

 
 

31st

 
 

32nd

 
 

33rd

 
 

34th

 
 

35th

 
 

36th

gzi-mdans = ojas

 

37th

intellect

 

38th

(parturition)

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Vol. 1, # 2 (April/June 1976)

pp. 47-58 Gary Houston: "Mandalas : Ritual and Functional"

p. 51

__-vijn~ana

__ consciousness

manas-

empirical

alaya-

universal

the overlap of the twain being manas

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Vol. 1, #s "3 & 4" (Autumn 1976)

pp. 32-44 Alex Wayman: "Aspects of Hindu and Buddhist Tantra"

pp. 37-39 the 17 in the commentary by Buddha-guhya on the Sarva-dus-gati-pari-s`odhana Tantra

p.

#

asava, kles`a ('defilement')

its remedy

to be applied, as adhi-s.t.hana ('blessing'), to the __

37-8

1st

a-vidya ('nescience')

upa-hr.daya of Ratna-ketu

head

38

2nd

sam-skara ('motivation')

upa-hr.daya of S`akya-muni

shoulders, motivating action

 

3rd

vi-jn~ana ('perception')

hr.daya of Vai-rocana

heart, place of awareness

 

4th

nama-rupa ('name-&-form')

bija of Vai-rocana

waist, arising-place of aggregates

 

5th

sad.-ayatana ('6 senses')

upa-hr.daya of Vai-rocana

ears, like unto "twisted birchbark"

 

6th

spars`a ('contact')

upa-hr.daya of Sam-kusumita

nose, like unto "needles of molten copper"

 

7th

vedana ('feelings')

hr.daya of Sam-kusumita

forehead, where complexion shineth

 

8th

trs.n.a ('craving')

hr.daya of S`akya-muni

mouth, place of craving for food

38-9

9th

upa-adana ('indulgence')

bija of Dus-gati-pari-s`odhana

knees, extending & retracting

39

10th

bhava ('gestation')

bija of Ratna-ketu

legs, running

 

11th

jati ('birth')

contemplation of Ratna

genitals, procreating

 

12th

jara ('old age')

bija of Sam-kusumita

crown of head, place of white hair

 

13th

maran.a ('death')

hr.daya of Ratna-ketu

throat, for breathing

 

14th

s`oka ('grief')

bija of S`akya-muni

ankle, as joint

 

15th

pari-deva ('lamentation')

bija into s`unyata

eyen, whence flow tears

 

16th

dus-kha ('misery')

upa-hr.daya of Dus-gati-pari-s`odhana

urn.a-kos`a, source of brightness

 

17th

daus-manasya ('dissatisfaction')

hr.daya of Dus-gati-pari-s`odhana

tip of nose, whence ariseth perception

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Vol. II, # 4 (Winter 1977)

pp. 13-16 Helmut Hoffman: "The Ancient Tibetan Cosmology"

pp. 14-15 Bon cosmogony

p.

sequence of generations in genealogical cosmogony

14

light as father

ray as mother

 

darkness

brightness

 

cold wind [coldness & wind?]

 

pale hoar-frost

dew

 

"a lake like unto a mirror", whereon "a membrane formed itself and rounded {bubblelike? -- cf. S`afi<i^ cosmogony} into an egg"

 

hatched from egg : small black bird "provided with light"

hatched from same egg: small white bird, "provided with darkness"

 

that light

that darkness

 

white egg

black egg

speckled egg

       
 

hatched from white egg :

 

from white egg's __

was hatched __

 

outer shell

a divine rock

 

"middle membrane" [enclosing albumen?]

"Throne-Division's Realm" of light

 

"inner fluid" [albumen?]

conch-white hybrid yak-cow

 

"inner shell" [membrane enclosing yolk?]

3 deities : (1st ) world-god "White Light"; (2nd ) white "All-Wise Defender of Men" {cf. Aleks-andros}; (3rd ) "Conch-White, Provided with Men" god

       
 

hatched from black egg :

 

black "Proud Man"

Dril-rag dPun-bkra ("Black Heap, Colored Heap")

       
 

hatched from speckled egg :

 

shining "Wish-Requaesting Man", who had :

 

no __

eye

ear

nose

tongue

hand

foot

 

wherewith to __

see

hear

smell

taste

reach out

walk

 

but instead had a __

spirit

 

wherewith to __

think

 

and which served him to __

see

hear

smell

taste

reach out

walk

 

furthermore, that "Wish-Requaesting Man"

 

"named himself as":

world-god Sans-po >Bum-khri

 

and "was also called":

Ye-smon rgyal-po

 

he placed :

gold & turquoise

conch & cornelian

quartz & ore-stone

 

to his :

left

right

front

 

so that they became:

gold mountain & turquoise valley

conch mountain & cornelian mountain

quartz cliff & lake of light

 

whence originated the __ (race):

Phya

dMu

gTzugs

p. 15

the son __ :

sPyi-gtzug rGyal-ba

>Phrul-bu dBan-ldan

 
 

married the __ woman :

conch Run-mo

white gN~an

 

(pp. 15 & 14)

they are (/ had as progeny):

p. 15 the 3 (out of their 4) sons who did not swear falsely

p. 15 "When they changed into horses and joined, our white-footed pony originated. {cf. De-meter copulating with Poseidon (GM 16.f)}

p. 14 "the red-brown worms;

(pp. 15 & 14)

 

When they had united as yaks, our wild, white yak originated. {cf. bull of Poseidon (GM 88.c)}

the light-grey grasshoppers {cf. Navaho grasshopper deities} and

(pp. 15 & 14)

 

When they transformed into sheep and joined, the fair ram originated." {cf. ewe copulating at Kroumissa i. with Poseidon (GM 70.l)}

five-horned insects."

(pp. 15 & 14)

 

p. 15 the son (out of 4) Phya-bla Bran-s`in who swore falsely

as "son of" Poseidon (GM 98.i), Theseus, was unable to fulfill the oath which he had sworn (GM 103.c)

p. 14 the entire race of kLu (Naga-s)

GM = Robert Graves: The Greek Myths. 1955.

p. 15 the 37 sons of the Phya lord Yab-lha bDal-drug

by the goddess __

+T>an

of the Srin

of the gN~an

of the dMu

he had __ divine sons

9

9

1, namely lHan-lhan

12

[these total 31 -- are there another 6?]

p. 15 the 18 beautiful bodily marks of rTin-khri Tzan-bar lHa {cf. those of Diarmaid}

on his __

was a __

top of head

golden stupa like a full moon

above right eye

like a rising sun

above left eye

white moon from moonlight

between eyebrows

small black dot

over right shoulder

likeness of Bon temple Kho-ma Ru-rin

above left shoulder

crystal-like stupa of 9 tiers

above upper chest

like tigre crouching upon soil

above right ribs

white hair-fleck

above left ribs

black hair-fleck

right shank

serpent coiled downwards

back of left leg

iron bee furnished with eyen

left sole's arch

upward-jumping frog

[these number 12 -- were there a further 6?]

pp. 15-16 world-god sNe-phrom La-khra (youngest of the 37) & his son

p.

sNe-phrom La-khra __

to __

details

15

passed down 13 higher rungs

earth

during spring month Sa-ga

 

descended 9 rungs of spirits' ladder

peak of mt. rMog-pho ("Helmut")

there he saw a white-blemished woman weaving

16

was hidden by that woman from Srin daimon who was seeking a victim to carry off; so the Srin carried off instead a monkey magically produced from the semblance of one woven in the fabric {cf. painting of monkey which came to life at instigation by the devil Pehar, in Tib.J., vol. 4, # 2, (Summer 1979) p. 54}

"disappeared"

the Srin's pale hound (which had not departed with him despite being commanded by the Srin to do so) was thereupon struck by the woman with a weaving-instrument, "so hard that the teeth broke out", and then "When he hit his eye, the eye popped out." {cf. [Aztec day-sign] Itzcuintli 'hound' followed by [day-sign] Malinalli (depicted to include eye)}

 

married the weaving-woman, so they had 3 sons, of whom:

in water perished one of the 3

namely, >Thin-po

 

in fire perished another of the 3

namely, >Thin-mig

 

a daimon's arrow met still another of the 3

namely, >Thin-ge

       
 

>Thin-ge married __

of the __ (class of deities)

so that the progeny born to this union were __

 

white princess

Phya

Bod->dzom La-phrom

 

Khri-ma

dMu

rGya-khri La-bz`es

 

Khri-mo

Khri

Hor

 

dByig-sna-ma

?

Bod

 

>Jan

 

Li

 

daimoness

gN~an

a monkey

 

an ox

 

a badger

 

a bear

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