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Vol. III, # 3 (Autumn 1978)

pp. 3-11 Gar-je K'am-tru:l Rinpoche: "A Geography and History of Shambhala"

p. 4 the 6 ring-continents concentrically surrounding mt. Meru

#

continent

ocean around each

mountain at far shore

1st

Moon

Honey

Blue Light

2nd

White Radiant

Butter

Mandara

3rd

Kus`a [Grass]

Yoghurt

Nis.it.a

4th

Human

Milk

Jewel Light

5th

Crane

Water

Dron.a [Bucket]

6th

Wrathful

Alcohol

Cool

p. 4 the 6 regions (successively southward) of Jambu-dvipa

#

region

1st

Land of Snow

2nd

S`ambhala

3rd

China

4th

H^otan

5th

Tibet [Bod]

6th

India

pp. 4-5 Realms of the Heavens as measured on cosmic personage as mt. Meru; and man.d.ala-s

p.

elevation on personage

#

"__ Heaven"(for deities) / [physical world (for humans) /] "__ Hell" (for lower man.d.ala-s)

4

4 Formless Realms of Heavens, between crown protrusion & hairline

1st

Neither Recognition nor Non-Recognition

 

2nd

Nothingness

 

3rd

Infinity of Consciousness

 

4th

Infinity of Space

 

4 Heavens that Rely on Air, on 4 parts of its forehead

1st

Unsurpassed

 

2nd

Beautiful Vision

 

3rd

No Delusions

 

4th

No Great Virtue

 

4 Heavens that Rely on Fire, on 4 parts of its nose

1st

Greatest Attainment

 

2nd

Generation of Great merit

 

3rd

Cloudless

 

4th

Extensive Virtue

 

4 Heavens that Rely on Water, on 4 parts of its chin

1st

Immeasurable Virtue

 

2nd

Limited Virtue

 

3rd

Fully-Illuminating Light

 

4th

Immeasurable Light

 

4 Heavens that Rely on Earth, on 4 parts upper 2/3rds of its neck

1st

Limited Light

4-5

2nd

Great Brahma

5

3rd

Priests Reciting the R.c Veda before Brahma

 

4th

Brahmin caste

 

4 Heavens (= 1st 4 of 6 in Desire-Realm), on 4 parts lower 1/3rd of its neck

1st

Miracles concerning Others [than Ownself]

 

2nd

Miracles concerning Ownself

 

3rd

Happiness

 

4th

Free of War

 

1 Heaven, on its shoulders

5th

the 33 Deities

 

1 Heaven, from upper arms downwards

6th

Caelestial Kings of the 4 Directions

 

7th continent, on far side beyond Cool Mountain

 

humans [mortals]

 

2 upper portions of earth-man.d.ala

1st

Asura-s

 

2nd

Naga-s

 

7 lower portions of earth-man.d.ala

1st

Burning

 

2nd

Sand

 

3rd

Swamp

 

4th

Smoke

 

5th

Fire

 

6th

Great Darkness

 

7th

Great Crying [Lamentation]

pp. 5-6 lifespans & buddha-s

p.

when human lifespan was __ years

came the Buddha __

who was son of king __

5-6

60,000

Krakucchanda

Varada

6

40,000

Kanaka-muni

Candra

 

20,000

Kas`yapa

Kr.kin

 

100

S`akya-muni

S`uddha-udana

p. 6 the 12 deeds of a buddha

#

deed

1st

coming from Tus.ita buddha-field

2nd

conception

3rd

birth

4th

training for mastery in the arts

5th

marriage

6th

renunciation

7th

quaest for Enlightenment

8th

asceticism

9th

conquaest of the Mara-s

10th

Enlightenment

11th

turning wheel of dharma

12th

pari-nis-vana

p. 6 the kings of S`ambhala

#

king

accomplishment

also

1st

Zla-ba bZan-po

was initiated by deity into man.d.ala of Vajra-dhatu

received from deity the root-text of the Kala-cakra Tantra

2nd

>Jam-dpal Grags-pa

combined all castes into single vajra caste, thereby earning the title Rigs-ldan (Castes' Holder)

transmitted, to the brahmin S.urya-ratha, the condensed text of the [Kala-cakra] Tantra

3rd

Pad-kar Byin

composed the commentary Vimala-prabha

 

pp. 6-7 origin of the name /S`ambhala/

the country S`ambh-

is named for S`ambh-

who was a worshipper-devotee of the god S`ambh-

-ala

- aka

-u

p. 7 physical geography of S`ambhala

its shape

externally

round, surrounded by snowy mountains

internally

shape of opened 8-petalled waterlily

its petals

are separated

by rivers flowing between them

its centre

pistil-like

is a towering snowy mountain

each petal hath

12 kot.i of cities

totalling 96 kot.i of cities

# of counties {should be "families"} for each

kot.i of cities

is 8 laks.a

[1/8 kot.i (= 12-1/2 laks.a) of cities

is 1 laks.a]

names of its directional cities

in centre [in corolla or on sepals of waterlily?]

"Famous-Named One"

in east

"Proud One"

in southeast

"Vast Field"

in west

"Flexible One"

in northwest

"Happy One"

in north

"Originating One"

in northeast

"Radiating One"

man.d.ala constructed by Zla-ba bZan-po

"in the centre of this great land" [atop pistil?] is

the city Malaya

[upon anthers of waterlily?] nigh centre

to the east

"Nigh Lake"

to the west

2 "White-Waterlily Lakes"

to north

palace-complex of the 25 kings "Holders of the Castes"

[to the south?]

?

p. 7 square 4-doored palace-complex of the 25 Castes'-Holders kings

feature

substance composing feature

divine beings at feature

ledge around its outer walls

coral

dancing goddesses

9 storeys crowned at top with banner & dharma-wheel

 

male & female deer at each side

3 rings encircling it

   

moulding [of rings?]

"liquid Jambu gold"

 

hanging [from moulding?] ornaments

pearls & diamonds

 

hanging pendants at top of outer walls

silver

 

protuding lintels

turquoise

 

doors & lintels above [the doors]

emeralds & sapphires

 

awnings & banners

gold

 

roof

jewels & "heat-producing crystal"

 

pillars & beams

zebra-stone etc.

 

p. 8 successive dynasties and their kings

dynasty of 1

1st

N~i-ma>i >Od

   

dynasty of 7

1st

Zla-ba bZan-po

2nd

lHa-yi dBan-po

3rd

gZi-rjid-can

4th

Zla-bas Byin

5th

lHa-yi dBan-phug-che

6th

sNa-stogs gZugs

7th

lHa-yi dBan-ldan

   

dynasty of 25

1st

>Jam-dpal Grags-pa

2nd

Pad-dkar Byin

3rd

bZan-po

4th

rNam-rgyal

5th

S`es-gn~en bZan-po

6th

Rin-chen Phyag-dmar

7th

Khyab->jug sBas-pa

8th

N~i-ma Grags-pa

9th

S`in-tu bZan

10th

rGya-mtso rNam-rgyal

11th

rGyal-bka>

12th

N~i-ma

13th

sNa-tsogs gZugs

14th

Zla-ba>i >Od

15th

mTha-yas

16th

Sa-skyon

17th

sPal-skyon

18th

Sen-ge

19th

rNam-par gNon

20th

sTob-po Che

21st

Ma-gags-pa

22nd

Mi-yi Sen-ge

23rd

dBan-phyug Chen-po

24th

mTha-yas rNam-rgyal

25th

Drag-po >Khor-lo-can

p. 11 there is to be a further dynasty of 8 kings, beginning with >Od-srun

p. 9 the 7 Kla-klo teachers in the land Me-kha

#

teacher

1st

A-do

2nd

A-no-gha

3rd

Phag-ldan

4th

Byis-pa dBan-po

5th

Gos-dkar-can

6th

>Joms-byed

7th

sBran-rtzi>i Blo-gros = Madhu-mati

p. 10 army assembled in 97th regnal year of 25th of the 25 kings, at Tri-li on river S`ri-ta

9 kot.i

flying horses

4 laks.a

elephants

5 laks.a

carriages

p. 11 thereafter "the teachings of Kalacakra, will flourish greatly. The human lifespan will gradually increase to 1,800 years "

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pp. 29-33 Johann J. Blomeyer: "Buddhist Images and Their Powers"

p. 32 swaying of aura-metre pendulum

place

swaying

over head

vertically

in front of throat

from side to side

next to the heart

circular

nigh the navel

ellipse

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Vol. IV # 1 (Spring 1979)

pp. 34-40 Charles D. van Tuyl: "Mi-la ras-pa and the gCod Ritual"

pp. 35-37 the 18 gDon daimones to whom one it to offer one's body as food in the gCod ritual

p.

#

"__ gDon"

substituted term in text

signification

35

1st

rNam-rtog-can Yi-dags gNod-byed-kyi

 

cognition (vi-kalpa)

 

2nd

rLun-sas-can rTsa-log rLun-sor-gyi

"ba>i" for "gyi"

pran.a

36

3rd

Re-ba-can gNas-thog-bzag Drag-pa>i

Re-cha-can sLod-grags-kyi

excessive expectations

 

4th

>Phro-sas-can Rig-pa Ma-chun-pa>i

 

excessive wondering

 

5th

bSam-brgya-can Kha-phyir-bltas-kyi

 

controlling the mind

 

6th

Nams-snan-can Zen-chags-kyi

 

materialism

 

7th

gTi-mug-can Byin-rmug-gi

 

ignorance

 

8th

gNid-po-che-ldan >Tsher-gi

"gyi" for "gi"

excessive eating

 

9th

Dan Brod-po-che lTo-gduns-kyi

Drod-po-che lTo-gdun-gi

excessive sleeping

 

10th

Zas-sred-can Zim-mnar-gyi

Zim-man Ra-ro>i

too great love for food

 

11th

>Thun->jug-can rNam-yen-gi

 

pride by friendship for yogin

 

12th

Zen-log-can Blo-rgod rLun-khyer-gyi

 

mind straying after food

 

13th

bZan->dod-can Zog-po>i

 

covetousness

 

14th

Sems-zum-po dGe-sbyor rGyan bsKyur-gyi

 

cowardliness

 

15th

Phyi-bsol-can le-lo>i

 

laziness

 

16th

Phyi-brtsis-can Sog->jog-gi

"tshis" for "brtsis"

accumulating wealth for future

37

17th

Las-nan-can sLons-tshad-kyi

"lHon" for "sLons"

bad karman

 

18th

rLoms-sems-can Khyad-gsod-kyi

"rLom" for "rLoms"

pride by some initial success in meditation

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Vol. IV, # 2 (Summer 1979)

pp. 29-50 Robert Clark & Lozang Jamspal: "The Dialectic Which Refutes Errors Establishing Logical Reasons"

p. 39 attainments through deities, by specific practices

attainment

deity

practice

become

Brahma

"5 Fires"

greatness

S`iva

"3 sticks"

realization

?

"Bird's Austerities"

retinue

Karttikeya

"The Hound"

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pp. 51-55 Prince Peter of Greece & Rome: "Tibetan Oracles"

p.

location

oracle

function of oracle

53

Sam-ya:

rTzin-dmar-po (of red-brown mask)

"he has a locked room in which he hacks souls to pieces."

54

Se-ra

Kar-ma-s`ar

"The prophecy which he delivers is written down and is nailed to the door of the temple for all to read." {cf. [Lutheran] Wittenberg door}

   

Lu-bug Tsu-s`i

"searching the body of the insane with a me:-long (me-long) (a mirror)"

 

Se-ra

"woman oracle"

"intimately connected with the order of militant lamas, the dop-dop"

 

Lung-to:

"money-lending oracle"

"vomits coins covering the coins with saffron powder"

55

Dra:-pung (>Bras-spuns)

Na:-chung ('small dwelling')

"able to bend a sword which eighteen men cannot bend."

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