On the Number 62

62 in Mathematics
1) The 31th even number = 62
2) The 43rd composite number = 62
3) 124/2 = 62; 186/3 = 62
4) Product of the 1st even & 15th odd numbers = 2 x 31 = 62
Product of the 1st & 11 prime numbers = 2 x 31 = 62
5) Sum of the 8th and 14th prime numbers = 19 + 43 = 62
6) Sum of the 14th through 17th numbers = 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 = 62
7) Sum of the faces, corners, and edges of a dodecahedron = 12 + 20 + 30 = 62
8) Sum of the faces, corners, and edges of a icosahedron = 12 + 20 + 30 = 62
9) 62 faces in a truncated icosidodecahedron.
Also called great rhombicosidodecahedron.
It has 30 squares, 20 hexagons, and 12 decagons.
It has 120 vertices and 180 edges.
10) 62 faces in a rhombicosidodecahedron.
It has 20 triangles, 30 squares, and 12 pentagons.
It has 60 vertices and 120 edges.
11) Sum of the 5th and 13th lucky numbers = 13 + 49 = 62
Sum of the 7th odd number & 7th square number = 13 + 49 = 62
12) Sum of the 15th & 16th even numbers = 30 + 32 = 62
Sum of the 19th & 20th composite numbers = 30 + 32 = 62
13) Sum of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 6th square numbers = 1 + 9 + 16 + 36 = 62
14) Sum of the 1st, 3rd, & 10th triangular numbers = 1 + 6 + 55 = 62
15) Sum of the 3rd & 8th abundant numbers = 20 + 42 = 62
16) Sum of the 15th & 17th odd numbers = 29 + 33 = 62
17) Sum of the 3rd, 5th, & 10th Fibonacci numbers = 2 + 5 + 55 = 62
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
18) Sum of the 18th & 22nd composite numbers = 28 + 34 = 62
Sum of the 2nd perfect number & 9th Fibonacci number = 28 + 34 = 62
19) Sum of the 3rd cube & 18th odd numbers = 27 + 35 = 62
20) Sum of the 5th square & 12th prime number = 25 + 37 = 62
21) Square root of 62 = 7.874007874
22) Cube root of 62 = 3.95789
23) ln 62 = 4.1271 (natural log to the base e)
24) log 62 = 1.7939 (logarithm to the base 10)
25) Sin 62o = 0.882947592
Cos 62o = 0.469471562
Tan 62o = 1.880726465
26) The 20th & 21st digits of pi, π = 62
The 72nd & 73rd digits of pi, π = 62
The 75th & 76th digits of pi, π = 62
27) The 50th & 51st digits of phi, φ = 62
The 53rd & 54th digits of phi, φ = 62
The 61st & 62nd digits of phi, φ = 62
The 71st & 72nd digits of phi, φ = 62
28) The 32nd & 33rd digits of e = 62
The 61st & 62nd digits of e = 62
The 130th & 131st digits of e = 62
The 166th & 167th digits of e = 62

e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
        9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
        2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
        5956307381 3232862794 3490763233 8298807531 9525101901

(Note: The 99th-108th digits of e = 7427466391 is the first 10-digit prime in
consecutive digits of e. This is the answer to the Google Billboard question
that may lead to a job opportunity at Google.com, San Jose Mercury News, 7-10-2004)
29) Binary number for 62 = 111110
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
30) ASCII value for 062 = >
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
31) Hexadecimal number for 62 = 3E
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
32) Octal number for 62 = 076
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
33) The Greek-based numeric prefix dihexaconta- means 62.
34) The Roman numeral for 62 is LXII.
35) Lì Shí Èr is the Chinese ideograph for 62.
36) 62 in different languages:
Dutch: zestig-twee, French: soixante-deux, German: sechzig-zwei, Hungarian: hatvan-ketto,
Italian: sessanta-due, Spanish: sesenta-dos, Swahili: sitini-mbili, Swedish: sextio-tvaring;
62 in Science
37) Atomic Number of Samarium (Sm) = 62 (62 protons & 62 electrons)
Samarium is silvery white rare earth metal, with atomic weight 150.36.
It ignites in air at 150oC, and is used in electronics industries.
38) Molecular weight of Nitrate (NO3) = 62 [14 + 3(16) = 14 + 48 = 62]
39) Molecular weight of Boric acid (H3BO3) = 62 (61.83)
Boric acid is an odorless white powder with a melting point of 169oC
40) Boiling point of Chloroform (CHCl3) = 62oC
Chloroform is a clear, colorless, and volatile liquid with a pleasant, sweet odor.
It has a long history of use as an anesthetic. Its molecular weight is 119.4 gm/mole.
41) Boiling point of Arsine (AsH3) = -62oC
Arsine is a colorless, toxic gas with a garlic-like odor. It's most common
use is as a doping gas for the preparation of semi-conductor materials.
42) Melting point of Acetic Acid (CH3COOH) = 62oF (16.67oC)
Acetic acid is a clear, colorless liquid with a sharp pungent odor and sour taste.
It is a common name for ethanoic acid, vinegar and methanecarboxylic acid in dilute forms.
43) 4-Oxalocrotonate tautomerase (4-OT), is a homohexamer consisting of 62 residues per subunit. It catalyzes the isomerization of unsaturated {alpha}-keto acids using Pro-1 as a general base.
[J. T. Stivers, et. al., Protein Science, Vol 5, Issue 4 (1996) 729-741]
44) 4-Oxalocrotonate tautomerase (4-OTA), is an octodecamer with 18 chains A-R
Chains A-H, J, K, L, O: 60 residues
Chain I, N: 59 residues
Chains M, P, Q: 62 residues
Chain R: 58 residues
[2.75Å X-ray resolution: A.B. Taylor, C.P. Whitman, M.L. Hackert (Oct. 15, 1998)]
45) The protein 1mdy (Transcription activation/DNA) has 68 residues in Chain A (99-166) and 62 residues in Chain B (105-166) with Aspartic Acid as the 62nd residue. [P.C.M. Ma, et. al., (1994)]
46) The Guanine nucleotide-binding protein gamma subunit has 62 residues
from Caenorhabditis elegans with a molecular weight of 7014 Daltons.
Its 62nd amino acid is Leucine.
[A.M. van Der Linden, et. al., Genetics, 158: 221-235 (2002)]
47) Alpha-spectrin SH3 domain has 62 residues
X-ray diffraction studies [Musacchio et al., Nature, Vol. 359, (1992) 851]
Solid-State NMR studies (B. H. Meier, E. Matthias, A. Detken, ETH, Zurich, 1/24/2000)
48) The 62nd amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Valine (V)
The 62nd amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Alanine (A)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
49) If the rings of Saturn were
compressed into a single body,
it would be no more than
100 km or 62 miles across.
50) Saturn's satellite Prometheus is 62 miles wide.
(Time Magazine, July 12, 2004, p. 55)
51) Messier object M62 is one of the most irregular shaped globular clusters,
as was first reported by Herschel. It is located 22,500 light years from earth.
Charles Messier found this cluster on June 7, 1771, but took an acurate position
only on June 4, 1779, so that his catalog entry had this date.
52) White Nymphae Gonnere is a water lily.
It has a fragrant blossom with 57-62 petals
and a diameter of 4-6" across. The blossoms stay open later in the day than most other varieties and it is a good bloomer. This plant performs best in cooler climates. Its leaves measure 6-8" across and the plant has a spread of 3-4 feet.
(Photo: Andrea Protopapas, 1999)

Overnight Scentsation
53) Overnight Scentsation
      Miniature Rose
      52 to 62 petals

      Bred in USA (1990)
          by F. Harmon Saville
        Parentage: Lavender Jade x
        Taxi (Floribunda, Trew 1969)
        Medium pink blooms
        Intense rose fragrance
        Soft matte green foliage
        3" average diameter
        Height: 18" to 22"
        Width: 14" to 2'
        Vase life: 4-7 days
        1st rose to go into space

Overnight Scentsation
54) Wasabi is a smooth perennial herb. It is a member
of the Cruciferae or mustard family and is an evergreen
crucifer that grows naturally in wet, cool mountain
river valleys along stream beds and on river sand bars
in Japan. Mature plants, up to 15 months old, may have
a total ot 62 leaves and lose from 2 to 6 leaves per month.
(About Wasabi, Wasabi Production)
55) Bougainvillea Branch
with 62 leaves,
39 flowers,
and 31 inches long.
62 in History
56) The 62nd day of the year = March 3
(Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone,
was born on March 3, 1847. NY Times Obituary)
57) The 62nd day of the leap-year = March 2
(Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote and illustrated the popular
Dr. Seuss children's books, was born on March 2, 1904. Obituary)
58) 62 B.C. Florence is founded on the Arno River in Tuscany.
James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 32
59) 62 A.D.— Roman authorities permit the Apostle Paul to live
in Rome but keep him under house arrest. Albinus succeeds Festus as
procurator of Judea and the Romans permit Paul to resume his travels.
James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 37
60) At Age 62:
Aristotle (384-322 BC), Greek philosopher, dies at age 62 (322 BC)
Martin Luther (11/10/1483-8/10/1540), Protestant Reformation leader,
    dies at age 62 (1546)
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890), British explorer and writer,
    translates the Kama Sutra (1883) & the Arabian Nights (1881-1888)
Louis Pasteur (12/27/1822-1895) made the first injection against rabies (1885)
    and the 9-year old patient Joseph Meister survives.
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian playwright writes Hedda Gabler (1890)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) wins his fourth term as U.S. President (1944)
Robert Goddard (10/5/1882-1945), U.S. physicist & rocket pioneer dies (1945)
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher dies (1951)
    author of Tractatus Logico-philosphicus (1921)
David Ben-Gurion (10/16/1886-1973) becomes the first Prime Minister
    of the new state of Israel (1948-1952, 1954-1963)
Josef Albers (1888-1976) paints Homage to the Square (1950 onward)
    in his studies on color and geometry.
Linus Pauling (1901-1994) wins Nobel Peace Prize (1963). He had received
    the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1954) for his work on the chemical bond (1939).
I. M. Pei (born 4/26/1917),completes the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library (1979)
    and the East Building, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (1978).
John Wayne (1907-1979) wins Oscar for Best Actor (1969) for True Grit
David Niven (1910-1983) writes autobiography The Moon's a Balloon (1971)
    which becomes a best seller.
Studs Terkel (born 5/16/1912), U.S. writer publishes Working (1974)
Frederick Sanger (1918-) wins his second Nobel Prize for his work on microbiology.
    His first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1958.
[Sources: World Almanac Book of Who (1980); Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982)]
61) Stanford Bronze Plaque 62
on the ground to the right of Stanford University's Memorial Church is dedicated to the Class of 1962. The first graduating class at Stanford was 1892. In 1980, Stanford Provost Don Kennedy strolled around the Inner Quad and calculated that it would take 512 years for the bronze class plaques embedded in the walkways to circle the entire area ending with the Class of 2403.
62 in Geography
62) Cities located at 62o longitude:
Port of Spain, Trinidad: 61o 31' W longitude & 10o 40' N latitude
Cities located at 62o latitude:
Faroe Islands: 62o N latitude & 7o W longitude
Elephant Island: 62o S latitude & 45o 5' W longitude
63) 62 is the code for international direct dial phone calls to Indonesia.
64) 62nd Street (at New Utrecht Ave.) is one of the subway stations
in the BMT West End line in Brooklyn, between the 55th St. & 71st St. stations.
65) Bentley Hotel is located on the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan,
with its contemporary mix of art nouveau and deco styles. Situated at 62nd Street
and York Avenue, the Bentley is within walking distance of Madison Avenue shopping.
The hotel overlooks the East River, offering spectacular views of the skyline and
the waterfront. Address: 500 E 62nd Street, New York NY 10021
66) Wollman Rink is located at Central Park and 62nd Street in New York City.
It is operated by the Trump Organization
67) 62nd Street Bridge, offically known as the Robert D. Fleming Bridge, is accessed from Butler and 62nd Streets
in the Morningside area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
68) East 62nd Street Lemon Cake is a web site featuring
fine cuisine with art infusion and lots of interesting recipes.
69) U.S. Highway 62
runs from the US-Canadian border
at Niagra Falls, New York
to the US-Mexican border
at El Paso, Texas.
US 62 was commissioned in 1930
and ran from Maysville, Kentucky
to Carlsbad, New Mexico
70) California Highway 62
has a flat stretch between
Rice and Vidal Junction
which parallels a railroad track
and the Colorado River aqueduct.
Other sites along Highway 62:
Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley,
29 Palms, Freda, and Earp.
71) The King's Highway 62
has been in existence since 1937
in Central & Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Southern Terminus:
Hwy 33 junction in Bloomfield.
Northern Terminus:
Hwy 17 junction in Pembroke.
Length (1997): 294.7 km (183 miles)
62 in Sports & Games
72) Mark McGwire's 62nd home run at St. Louis Busch Stadium (9-8-1998)
broke the 37-year old record of 61 homers by Roger Maris (1961).
After the game McGwire donated the ball, his bat, his uniform
(including spikes & hat) and the jersey his son had been wearing to the
Hall of Fame. In return, the Hall presented Mac with a red '62 Corvette.
73) Sammy Sosa's historic 62nd home run at Chicago's Wrigley Field (9-13-1998) also broke the 37-year old record of 61 homers by Roger Maris (1961).
74) Tracy McGrady scored a team record 62 points
as his Orlando Magic beats the Washington Wizards 108-99 (March 10, 2004)
74A) L.A. Lakers' Magic Johnson sets a record for 62 assists
in a 5-game series of the NBA finals in 1991
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 878
74B) Boston Celtics sets a record for 62 field goals
in a NBA finals game vs. the L.A. Lakers (May 27, 1985)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 878
75) Bobby Hull scored 62 goals in post-season NHL hockey playoffs.
76) José Luis Félix Chilavert of Paraguay won three times the IFFHS accolade as "The World's best Goalkeeper" (1995, 1997, 1998), and was elected as #2 Century best South American goalkeeper of the century— he is also the most prolific goal-getter among all goalkeepers in football history with 62 goals. This is quite a world record! It boggles the imagination to know that in 56 of the 58 matches in which he scored his 62 goals, neither his club or national team were defeated.
77) Henry Morris scored 62 goals in 48 games (Scottish League football, 1947/1948),
setting the club's record for the most goals scored in a season by one player.
78) 62nd Wimbledon Men Tennis: R. Falkenburg beats 7 J. E. Bromwich (July 2, 1948)
79) 62nd Wimbledon Women Tennis: Louise Brough beats J. G. Fleitz (July 2, 1955)
80) Jeremy Newberry, football center for the San Francisco 49ers has uniform #62
62 in Books & Music
81) Volume 62 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "Elizabethan Dramatists"
Edited by Fredson Bowers, Gale Research, Detroit, 1987
The 20 dramatists include George Chapman, Richard Greene,
Fulke Greville, Thomas Heywood, Ben Johnson, John Lyly,
Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Preston, and William Shakespeare.
82) Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata #62
is titled "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (Come now, Saviour of the Gentiles)
83) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #62 in C Major (1779)
"with its mysteriously tense atmosphere and sudden, unexpected fortissimo outbursts— looks ahead to Haydn's irascible student, Beethoven. So does this Symphony's minuet, which could easily be mistaken for one of the younger man's Country Dances.
84) Beethoven's Opus #62 is titled "The Coriolan Overture" (1807)
85) Felix Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words Opus 62, No. 4 is titled "Morning Song"
Opus 62, No. 5 is titled "Venetian Gondola Song"
86) Frederic Chopin's Opus #62, No. 1 is Nocturne No. 17 in B Major for piano (1846)
Opus #62, No. 2 is Nocturne No. 18 in E Major for piano (1846)
It is a luminous and melting composition. Ernest Hutcheson wrote, "This is one
of Chopin's sostenuto melodies, warm and luscious like the G string of a violin."
62 in the Bible
87) 62nd word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = divided
1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
    And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4: And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis I.1-4 (1611)
88) 62 citations in the Bible:
All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren,
able men for strength for the service, were sixty-two of Obededom.

I. Chronicles, 26.8 (1015 BC)

And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about 62 years old.
Daniel, 5.31 (538 BC)

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks,
and sixty-two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall,
even in troublous times.
Daniel, 9.25 (538 BC)

And after sixty-two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself:
and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;
and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations
are determined.
Daniel, 9.26 (538 BC)

89) Chapter 62 of Isaiah on Jerusalem's resurrection:
About Zion I will not be silent,
about Jerusalem I will not grow weary,
until her integrity shines out like the dawn
and her salvation flames like a torch...
Pass through, pass through the gates.
Make a way for the people.
Bank up, bank up the highway,
clear it of stones.
Hoist the signal for the peoples.
Isaiah 62.1, 62.10 (1040 B.C.), The Jerusalem Bible
(Ed. Alexander Jones), Doubleday, NY, 1968, pp. 1060-1061
90) In the 62nd Psalm, David declares his hope in God alone:
In God alone there is rest for my soul,
    from him comes my safety;
with him alone for my rock, my safety,
    my fortress, I can never fall...
Rest in God alone, my soul!
    He is the source of my hope;
with him alone for my rock, my safety,
    my fortress, I can never fall;
rest in God, my safety, my glory,
    the rock of my strength.

Psalms 62.1-2, 5-7 (1048 BC), The Jerusalem Bible
(Ed. Alexander Jones), Doubleday, NY, 1968, p. 728
91) 62nd Verse of Chapter 14 in Mark:
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting
on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven
Mark, 14.62 (33 A.D.)
92) There are 62 verses in Chapter 9 of Luke.
The 62nd Verse and last verse of Luke 9:
And Jesus said unto him. No man having put his hand to
the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Luke, 9.62 (32 A.D.)

62nd Verse of Chapter 22 in Luke:
And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
Luke, 22.62 (33 A.D.)

93) 62nd Verse of Chapter 6 in John:
What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
John, 6.62 (32 A.D.)
94) 62nd Book of Enoch describes blessedness of the righteous:
And thus the Lord commanded the kings and the mighty and the exalted,
and those who dwell on the earth, and said: 'Open your eyes and lift
up your horns if ye are able to recognize the Elect One.'
And the righteous and elect shall have risen from the earth,
And ceased to be of downcast countenance.
And they shall have been clothed with garments of glory,
And these shall be the garments of life from the Lord of Spirits:
And your garments shall not grow old,
Nor your glory pass away before the Lord of Spirits.
Book of Enoch, LXII.1, 15-16 (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, pp. 81-83
95) 62nd Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said, "I disclose my mysteries to those who are worthy of my mysteries.
Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing."

Gospel of Thomas, Saying 62 (114 sayings of Jesus)
(translated by Stephen Patterson & Marvin Meyer, 1992)
Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (2003), p. 235
96) There are 62 chapters in the First Book of Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):
The other Mary [Mary Magdalene] came forward and said: "My Lord: 'Mercy and truth
have met one another'. Now mercy is the Spirit which came down upon thee when thou
didst receive baptism from John. Now mercy is the Spirit of Godhood which came forth
upon thee, which had mercy upon the race of mankind. It came down, it met the power of
Sabaoth the Good which is within thee and which has preached on the places of the truth.
But it is said furthermore: 'Righteousness and peace have kissed one another.
Now righteousness is the Spirit of the light, which came down upon thee, bringing
the mysteries of the height in order to give them to the race of mankind. Peace,
on the other hand, is the power of Sabaoth the Good which is within thee. It is
this which baptised and forgave the race of mankind and made them to be at peace
with the Sons of the Light. And furthermore, as thy power has said through David:
'Truth has sprouted from the earth': that is, the power of Sabaoth the Good,
it is this which sprouted from Mary thy mother, the earth-dweller. On the
other hand, righteousness which looked forth from heaven— is the Spirit
which is in the height, which has brought forth all the mysteries from the height.
It gave them to the race of mankind, and they became righteous and good
and they inherited the Kingdom of the Light."

Pistis Sophia, Chapter 62
(Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, pp. 247-253)
62 in Philosophy & Religion
97) Hymn 62 in Book 1 of the Rig Veda is an invocation to the God Indra:
Let us sing glory to the far-famed Hero who must
    be praised with fair hymns by the singer.
Unto the great bring ye great adoration, a chant
    with praise to him exceeding mighty...
Thou Indra, hast spread out the earth's high ridges,
    and firmly fixed the region under heaven.
This is the deed most worthy of all honour,
    the fairest marvel of the Wonder-Worker,
That, nigh where heaven bends down, he made four rivers
    flow full with waves that carry down sweet water.
Splendid art thou, O Indra, wise, unbending:
    strengthen us with might, O Lord of Power.
Rig Veda Book 1, 62.1-2, 5-6, 12 (circa 1500 B.C.)
98) 62nd Hexagram of the I Ching: Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small
Perseverance furthers.
Small things may be done;
great things should not be done.
The flying bird brings the message:
It is not well to strive upward,
It is well to remain below.
Great good fortune.
Thunder on the mountain:
Thus in his conduct the superior man
    gives preponderance to reverence.
In bereavement he gives
    preponderance to grief.
In his expenditures he gives
    preponderance to thrift.
99) Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Tao Te Ching, Verse 62:
The Tao is creation's sanctuary
treasured by the good
it keeps the bad alive
beautiful words might be the price
noble deeds might be the gift
how can we abandon
people who are bad
thus when emperors are enthroned
or ministers installed
though there be great discs of jade
followed by teams of horses
they don't rival one who sits
and offers up this Way
why the ancients exalted it
did they not proclaim
who searches thereby finds
who errs thereby escapes
thus the world exalts it
(translated by Red Pine, Taoteching,
Mercury House, San Francisco, 1996, p. 124)
100) Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Hua Hu Ching, Verse 62:
Do you wish to attain pure Tao? Then you must understand and integrate within yourself
the three main energies of the universe. The first is the earth energy.
Centered in the belly, it expresses itself as sexuality.
Those who cultivate and master the physical energy attain partial purity.
The second is the heaven energy. Centered in the mind,
it expresses itself as knowledge and wisdom.
Those whose minds merge with the Universal Mind also attain partial purity.
The third is the harmonized energy. Centered in the heart,
it expresses itself as spiritual insight.
Those who develop spiritual insight also attain partial purity.
Only when you achieve all three-mastery of the physical energy,
universal mindedness, and spiritual insight— and express
them in a virtuous integral life, can you attain pure Tao.
(translated by Brian Walker,
Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu,
Harper SanFrancisco 1992)
101) Verse 62 of Pythagoras's Golden Verses:
Show them what Fate is about to overtake them.

Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), Golden Verses, Verse 52
(translated by A.E.A., Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio, Aquarian Press,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 56
102) Chapter 62 of Symbols of Pythagoras:
Praegredienti gregi e via cedendum
Give way to a flock passing by. — Dacier.
Do not openly oppose the multitude.

Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), Symbols of Pythagoras
(translated by Sapere Aude, Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio, Aquarian Press,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 83
103) Section 62 of Plato's Timaeus on the geometry of fire & the universe:
And we must not forget that the original figure of fire
[that is, the pyramid], more than any other form, has a dividing
power which cuts our bodies into small pieces, and thus naturally
produces that affection which we call heat...
For as the universe is in the form of a sphere,
all the extremities, being equidistant from the center.

Plato (428-348 BC), Timaeus, 62a, 62d
(trans. Benjamin Jowett), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 1187
104) 62nd Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: Chapter V: The Spiritually Immature
The spiritually immature person vexes himself
thinking 'Sons are mine, riches are mine.'
He himself is not his own, even;
how then sons? how then riches?

Buddha, Dhammapada Verse 62 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Sangharakshita, Dhammapada: The Way of Truth 2001, p. 30)
105) 62nd Verse in Chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna lectures to Arjuna on selfless work):
When thy mind leaves behind its dark forest of delusion,
thou shalt go beyond the scriptures of times past and still to come.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Verse 62
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, pp. 120-121)
106) 62nd Verse in Chapter 18 of Astavakra Gita
(Sage Astavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
Often the ignorant one shows non-attachment to his possessions.
What attachment or aversion is there for one whose love for the body has melted away?

Astavakra Gita, Chapter 18, Verse 62 (circa 400 B.C.)
translated by Radhakamal Mukerjee, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, 1971, p. 154
107) 62nd Tetragram of the T'ai Hsüan Ching: Yi / Doubt
September 22 (pm) - September 26:
Correlates with Human's Mystery:
Yin; the phase Wood; and the Yi Ching Hexagram #57,
Laying the Offering: the sun enters the Horn constellation, 12th degree
Head: Yin and yang grind against one another. Things all wither,
then disperse. Some seem to be right, some seem to be wrong...
All of creation at the autumn equinox is evenly divided between
yin and yang, night and day, right and wrong; this confusing
situation may well account for increasing doubt.

Yang Hsiung (53 BC-18 AD),
Canon of Supreme Mystery ( T'ai Hsüan Ching)
(translated by Michael Nylan, 1993, p. 359)
108) Stanza 62 of Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness:
The mind which directly understands emptiness is an unmistaken mind
which eliminates the ignorance that arises from the four evil
preconceptions. Without that ignorance the karmic formations
will not arise, and so neither will the remaining limbs.
Nagarjuna (circa 150-250 A.D.),
Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness
(translated by David Ross Komito, Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, NY, 1987, p. 93)
109) 62nd Trigraph of the Ling Ch'i Ching: Yin Chang / Yin Extending
The image of baleful decline
Pure yin, unresponsive
K'un (Earth * Southwest)
Heavy yin lies above;
ghostly ch'i floats and roams about.
In the middle courtyard, the water is deep;
below the hall, boats embark.

You must be cautious, guarding against the hidden and small,
Even the inner courtyard is not yet tranquil.
Within the family much clamoring and disruption,
Disputes given birth in the darkness.
Accumulated yin creates the harsh rain falling,
Flooding waters embrace the terrain, flooding the land.
If Great Yü hadn't carried out his plan to open & chisel,
How could all life have attained joyous hearts?

Tung-fang Shuo,
Ling Ch'i Ching (circa 222-419)
(trans. Ralph D. Sawyer & Mei-Chün Lee Sawyer, 1995, p. 155)
110) 62nd Verse of Sagathakam in Lankavatara Sutra:
The visible world (drisyam) has always the appearance of the city
of Gandharvas and that of fata morgana; it is to be regarded as such,
but it does not thus exist to the transcentental wisdom of the wise.
Last chapter of The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, p. 231)
111) In Section 62 of Lankavatara Sutra, Buddha answers Mahamati
the Bodhisatva-Mahasattva's questions on Being & Non-Being:
As far as the duality of being and non-being extends, there is the realm
of intellection; when this realm vanishes, intellection completely ceases.
When the external world is not grasped as real there is neither causation
nor reality; there is the essence of suchness, which is the spiritual
realm of the wise... It is not by the philosophers, not by the Buddhas,
not by myself, not by anybody else, but by causation that being obtains;
how can one talk of non-being? When being obtains by causation, who can
bring about non-being? Byu reason of the wrong views based on the doctrine
of birth, being and non-being are discerned. When it is realised that there
is nothing born, nothing passing away, there is no way to admit its being
and not-being; the world is to be regarded as quiescent.
The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, p. 127)
112) In the 99 Names of Allah, the 62nd Name is Al-Mumeet:
Creator of Death, Destroyer, One who renders the living dead.
["Al-Muta'akhkhir, The Deferrer, who when He wills defers punishments"
is listed as the 62nd Name of Allah in Arthur Jeffrey,
Islam: Muhammad and His Religion (1958), pp. 93-98].
113) Chapter 62 of Mohammed's Holy Koran is titled "The Congregation"
Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth declares
the glory of Allah, the King, the Holy, the Mighty, the Wise.
He it is Who raised among the inhabitants of Mecca an Apostle
from among themselves, who recites to them His communications
and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom,
although they were before certainly in clear error,
And others from among them who have not yet joined them;
and He is the Mighty, the Wise.
That is Allah's grace; He grants it to whom He pleases,
and Allah is the Lord of mighty grace.

Mohammed, Holy Koran, 62.1-4 (7th century AD)
(translated by M. H. Shakir, Holy Koran, 1983)
114) Verse 62 of Chapter 7 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
The one who rushes to an activity will b one who is too fond
of that activity, insatiable in devotion to that activity,
like one striving to win the joy of a prize in sport.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VII.62 (Perfection of Strength: Virya-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, pp. 191-192)
115) Verse 62 of Chapter 9 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
If unconscious things are conscious,
then consciousness would cling to wood.
It is certain that there is no consciousness
without an object of consciousness contiguous to it.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
IX.62 (Perfection of Wisdom: Prajna-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 217)
116) Section 62 of Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu:
Another time the master said, "I have been here more than thirty years.
Not yet has one Ch'an (Zen) man ever come here. Even if one did come,
after staying a night and grabbing a meal, he would quickly move on,
heading for a warm and comfortable place." A monk asked,
"If a Ch'an man happened to come here, what would you say to him?"
The master said, "The thousand-pound stone bow is not used to shoot a mouse."
Chao Chou (778-897),
The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu
translated by James Green, AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA, 1998, p. 30
117) Section 62 of Record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds":
Someone asked Master Yunmen, "I am definitely on the wrong track.
Please, Master, give me some instruction!"
The Master said, "What are you talking about?"
Master Yunmen (864-949),
Record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds"
translated by Urs App, Kodansha International, NY & Tokyo, 1994, p. 118
118) 62nd Teaching of Teachings of Quetzalcoatl:
"They say there is an heir to the throne. this is how he should show
his standing: He must lower his head and salute with humility. He must
show special consideration to the eagle and to the tiger. To the deserving
one he must show respect for this humble girdle and poor clothes. If in
his way he finds an old woman or an old man, he must say: 'My father,
my grandmother, let peace be your guide so that your feet will not stumble'".

Quetzalcoatl Ce Acatl (b. 947 A.D.),
Gospel of the Toltecs: The Life & Teachings of Quetzalcoatl, XI.62
by Frank Díaz, Bear & Company, Rochester, VT, 2002, pp. 152
119) Case 62 of Hekiganroku: Ummon's "One Treasure"
Main Subject: Ummon said to the assembled monks, "Between heaven and earth,
within the universe, there is one treasure. It is hidden in the mountain form.
You take the lantern, entering the Buddha hall, and take the temple gate,
placing it above the lantern!"

Setcho's Verse:
On the ancient bank,
Who is that
Holding the fishing rod?
Quietly moving clouds,
Boundless waters,
The bright moon, the white flowers of the reeds,
You see by yourself!
Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 62 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, p. 317)
120) Chang Tsai (1020-1077), Works of Chang Tsai, Section 62:
In one's words there should be something teach others.
In one's activities there should be something to serve as
model for others. In the morning something should be done.
In the evening something should be realized.
At every moment something should be nourished.
And in every instant something be preserved.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 516)
121) Ch'eng Hao (1032-1085), Selected Sayings, Section 62:
All things have their principle. It is easy for a thing
to function if it is in accord with principle but difficult
if it violates it. When everything follows its own principle,
what is the necessity of one's own hard toil?

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 540)
122) Ch'eng I (1033-1107), Selected Sayings, Section 62:
Question: If one investigates only one thing, does he understand
only one thing or does he understand the various principles?
Answer: We must seek to understand all. However, even Yen Tzu
could understand only ten points when he hear one. When one finally
understands principle, even millions of things can be understood.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, pp. 568-569)
123) Section 62 in Chapter II:
"The Essentials of Learning"
of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu (1175):
The student must devote himself to reality. He should not be
attracted to fame. If he has any desire for fame, he is insincere.
The great foundation is already lost. What is there to be learned?
Although devotion to fame and devotion to profit differ in the
degree of impurity, their selfish motivation is the same.

Chu Hsi (1130-1200), Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu), II.62
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan, Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, p. 67
124) Section 62 in Chapter IV:
"Preserving One's Mind and Nourishing One's Nature"
of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu (1175):
Master Ming-Tao [Ch'eng Hao] said: Man has 404 troubles,
none of which is under his control. As to the mind, it must
be made to come under one's own control
(Footnote 114: According to the Buddhist, each of the Four Elements
of the universe, Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind, has 100 troubles.
These, plus the four elements, make 404.
Chu Hsi (1130-1200), Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu), IV.62
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan, Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, p. 150
125) Section 62 of William of Auvergne's The Trinity, or the First Principle:
The artisan of all things is rightly called wisdom: "and all things were made through him". For to show all these things it would have sufficed for a thinking person to recall that the essence of the first being is pure and free and most bare, not bound to matter or its appendages... The rational soul is still less tied to the matter in which it is and is capable of still higher cognition. But the souls of holy men are even less tied to matter and, therefore, are still more lofty in knowledge. And the prophets in ecstasy are, we read, at times so separated from their bodies that they see visions.
William of Auvergne (1180-1249), The Trinity, or the First Principle, Ch. IX
(translated by Roland J. Teske & Francis C. Wade,
Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 1989, p. 103)
126) Letter 62 of The Letters of Marsilio Ficino:
The health of a friend depends on his friend: Blessings upon you, sole source of my health. For I am healthy in mind
and body, just as long as I am with you. And I seem to be alive only when
I live with you. Whenever I am absent from you I waste away... At one moment,
on a lower level, you are looking after bodies; at another, on a higher,
you are caring for souls. Meanwhile I die a thousand deaths. If you have
such great charity, as surely you have, why, pray, do you not care for
your dear Carlo by remaining here? For my soul fails at your departure,
and my body is sick. Oh that you would return, sole source of my health!
It is now four days since you left; when these four have double,
abide by your promise. Farewell.

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), Carlo Marsuppini's letter to Marsilio Ficino
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. I, Shepheard-Walwyn, London, 1975, p. 109
127) Section 62 of Wang Yang Ming's Instructions for Practical Living:
Hsü Ai said, “The mind is like a mirror. The sage's mind
is like a clear mirror, whereas that of the ordinary person is like
a dull mirror. The theory of the investigation of things in recent times
says that it works like a mirror reflecting things and the effort is to be
directed toward the passive role of reflecting. They don't realize that
the mirror is still dull. How can it reflect? The investigation of things
in our Teacher's theory is like polishing th mirror to make it clear.
The effort is to be directed toward the active role of polishing.
When the mirror is clear, it does cease to reflect.”

Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529),
Instructions for Practical Living or Ch'uan-hsi lu (1518), I.62
(translated by Wing-tsit Chan, Columbia University Press, NY, 1963, p. 45)
128) Section 62 of Lo Ch'in-shun's Knowledge Painfully Acquired:
In Master Chou's discussion of the nature there are points at which
he was speaking of what is essential. Such was the case when he spoke
of "the source of sincerity" and "the establishment of sincerity" and
when he said, "it is pure and perfectly good." There are also points
at which he was speaking of what is contingent. Such was the case when
he said, "Strength may be good or evil. The same is true of weakness.
The ideal is the Mean." But the statements in the first chapter of the
T'ung-shu (Penetrating the Book of Changes) form an integral
whole and are very precise. If there is something that the reader has not
yet studied, he may think that Master Chou was discussing the nature solely
in terms of strength and weakness, good and evil. This would be inaccurate.

Lo Ch'in-shun (1465-1547), Knowledge Painfully Acquired or K'un-chih chi
translated by Irene Bloom, Columbia University Press, NY, 1987, pp. 97-98
129) 62nd Section of Swedenborg's Arcana Coelestia (1837):
The times and states of man's regeneration in general and in particular
are divided into six, and are called the days of his creation; for,
by degrees, from being not a man at all, he becomes at first
something of one, and so by little and little attains to the
sixth day, in which he becomes an image of God.

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)
Arcana Coelestia, 62 (Swedenborg Foundation, NY, 1965, p. 37)
130) 62nd Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
The inhabitants of the world of Jupiter define wisdom as good and fair thinking about the events which happen in the course of living. This wisdom they absorb from their parents as children, and this is successively handed on to their descendants. The love of wisdom also contributes to it, since this increases when they become parents. The neither know nor wish to know anything about the sciences we have in our world. They call these shadows and liken them to the clouds which obscure the sun. They formed this idea of the sciences from some spirits of our world, who boasted to them of the wisdom the sciences had given them... The spirits of the world of Jupiter were surprised that, while still living as human beings, they had stopped at the means, and preferred the things which lead to wisdom to wisdom itself, failing to see that plunging the mind into means without rising beyond them is putting it in the shade and blinding it.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 62
(translated from Latin by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, pp. 41-43)
131) Chapter 62 of Franklin Merell-Wolff's Pathways through to Space (1936)
There are only two senses in which it may be said that men are born equal.
In the first place, all men, and as well as all things from an atom to a star,
are equal in the sense that at the heart of everything is the one unchanging
and indivisible Spirit. In the second place, all men are equal in the bare fact
that to be a man a creature must have awakened into consciousness on the
cognitive level. But in the degree of relative development of powers, in any
sense, no two men are equal. Further, no two men unfold during life their
initial possibilities in exactly equal degree. Thus in the relative sense, there
can be no equality among men... No formulation of a law made by man
can change this fact. Nature is what it is, and propaganda to the contrary
can merely produce an illusion.

Franklin Merrell-Wolff
Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1887-1985)
Pathways through to Space,
Chapter LXII: "Real Equality"
(2nd Edition, Julian Press, NY, 1973, pp. 161-162)
Verse 62 in Jack Kerouac's Sutra,
Scripture of the Golden Eternity (1960):

This world has no marks, signs, or evidence of existence, nor the noises in it, like accident of wind or voices or heehawing animals, yet listen closely the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been gong on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it. At night under the moon, or in a quiet room, hush now, the secret music of the Unborn goes on and on, beyond conception, awake beyond existence. Properly speaking, awake is not really awake because the golden eternity never went to sleep; you can tell by the constant sound of Silence which cuts through this world like a magic diamond through the trick of your not realizing that your mind caused the world.
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
Totem/Corinth Book, NY, 1970
133) Chapter 62 of Wei Wu Wei's Ask the Awakened (1963)
is titled "No-Mind, No-Mirror":

If life has indeed a spiral pattern one might suppose that Western 'Zen' is now swinging round over the period of Shen Hsiu and Hui Neng... When the fifth Patriarch felt the need of a successor, he asked for an epitome of the doctrine, and Shen Hsiu, the head monk, wrote: "The body is like the Bodhi Tree, the mind like a bright mirror, we must keep that mirror clean and allow no dust to settle on it." Hui Neng, the illiterate peasant got someone to write up for him the same number of lines: "There never was a Bodhi Tree, there was no bright mirror, from the beginning nothing whatever existed, there was nowhere for dust to alight." The fifth Patriarch gave Hui Neng the robe and the bowl, but had to smuggle him out of the monastery, and it was fifteen years before Hui Neng, sixth Patriarch by right of the robe and the bowl, was publicly recognised. Shen Hsiu's doctrine is a long path, because the I-concept too is a pilgrim, a pilgrim who leads the others astray at every turning, and who is only pushed over the precipice at the very end. Hui Neng's doctrine is the direct path, the Negative Way, along which no I-concept can travel— for a shadow cannot travel by itself.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Ask the Awakened (1963), pp. 137-139

Paul Brunton (1898-1981),
Notebooks of Paul Brunton,
XV, Paras #62
from various chapters
Volume 15:
Advanced Contemplation
& The Peace Within You
Larson Publications,
Burdett, NY, 1988,
Part I: pp. 12, 63, 136, 223;
Part II: pp. 9-10, 22, 85

Para #62 from Volume 15 of Paul Brunton's
Notebooks: "Advanced Contemplation"—
Let him try to look beyond his own defects to the perfection which is in the Overself, the true image of himself in which God made man. (1.62)
He who has been through this "dark night" and absorbed its lessons thoroughly has lost all his pride. (3.62)
He will help others more by holding them mentally in this inner peace than by falling into a state of nervous anxiety about them. (6.62)
There is no need to yield to the fear of the void, which comes in the deepest meditation. That is merely the personal ego offering its resistance to the higher self. That same fear of never being able to come back has to be faced by all advanced mystics when they reach this stage of meditation, but it is utterly groundless and is really a test of faith in God to protect them in a most laubable endeavour: to come closer to him and to advance farther from their lower self. Having once yielded to the fear and failed to make the necessary advance, the aspirant has failed in the test and it may be a long time before a similar opportunity will present itself again, if at all. Nevertheless, the memory of that great experience should always be an inspiration toward a more impersonal life. (8.62)

Para #62 from Volume 15 of Paul Brunton's
Notebooks: "The Peace Within You"—
All previous experience should teach him that it is not safe to be too happy, that he cannot live on the heights of joy for too long with impunity. It is not safe to exult too freely in the good fortune which comes in the summers of life; it is not safe to forget the hours of bad fortune which came in the winters of life. Fate cannot be trusted to bring in only such pleasant hours, for it may equalize itself by hurting him now and then. He should temper his delight at fate with fear of it. But even this is not an ideal attitude. Serenity, which leaves him above both delight and fear, is immensely better. (1.62)
Take your experiences with as much equanimity as you can muster. Like Buddha, keep no illusions about life's delightful side: observe its imperfections and inadequacies, lament its transiency; but, unlike Buddha, enjoy its offerings while they are still here. Only— value your peace of mind above all amid the good and the bad; keep the precious inner calm. (2.62)
Although other human voices cease to speak to him, he must now look only to, and be alone with, God, for the Silence itself will thenceforth speak to him. (4.62)
135) "The Diamond Of Light"
is Lesson 62 of Subramuniyaswami's
Merging with Siva (1999):

How do you avoid unhappy states of mind? By consciously flowing awareness into the radiance, the light emanating from the self-effulgent being within the lotus of the heart. Direct awareness through controlled breathing. Remembering this basic principle, tell yourself that it is there, and soon you will begin to feel it. You will actually cause to grow within yourself a subtle nerve force that will turn awareness into the inner being so that consciously you can feel the Self God, your Sivaness, and its emanation that even now exists within you. In this way you can experience true bliss, true happiness, blissful happiness that does not cycle or fade.
One moment of contact with your inner being that resides within the lotus of the heart, that is always there -- one moment -- will clear up a whole situation in the external area of the mind for you. It will give you clear insight into how you should live your life, how to meet your circumstances, how to avoid whatever you do not want to find yourself involved in as the cycles of your life begin to repeat themselves.
This self-luminous emanation is like a diamond that is filled with light. Think about it in that way. It is filled with light, this diamond that resides within the lotus of your heart. Try to visualize this clearly and precisely as you read. Visualization of inner things is the same as opening an inner door for awareness to flow through to gain the experience that is already there. Visualization helps to pinpoint awareness and hold awareness concentrated in one certain area of the mind and gently move it to another. With this shining diamond constantly within the body, how could you become aware of an unhappy area of the mind? How could you become selfish? How could you hold resentment? How would it be possible for you to dislike another? This diamond within the lotus is within others, too.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
Merging with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics
Himalayan Academy, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 192-196
136) Koan 62 of Zen Master Seung Sahn:
The Burning Fire:

You are the burning fire,
I the reflected glow.
How could I without you
and you without me grow?

Mind appears, you and I are separate.
Mind disappears, you and I are never separate.

Seung Sahn (born 1927),
The Whole World Is A Single Flower
365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life
Tuttle, Boston, 1992, p. 52
62 in Poetry & Literature
137) Han-shan's Poem 62 of Collected Songs of Cold Mountain:
long horizon-eyed gaze
white clouds all quarters unclear
owls and ravens fed and relaxed
phoenixes hungry and anxious
fine steeds are grazed in the gravel
lame donkeys allowed at court
Heaven's too high to hear
a tailorbird on the Blue
Han-shan (fl. 627-649), Collected Songs of Cold Mountain,
Poem 62 (translated by Red Pine, 1990)
( Robert G. Henricks translation, 1990; Burton Watson translation, 1962)
138) Verse 62 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
I must abjure the Balm of Life, I must,
Scared by some After-reckoning ta'en on trust,
Or lured with Hope of some Diviner Drink,
To fill the Cup— when crumbled into Dust!
(translated by Edward Fitzgerald, London, 1st edition 1859, 2nd edition 1868)
139) Verse 62 of Dogen (1200-1253):
In the stream,
Rushing past
To the dusty world,
My fleeting form
Casts no reflection.

(translated by Steven Heine, Zen Poetry of Dogen, Tuttle, Boston, 1997, p. 118)
140) Verse 62 of Rumi Daylight:
I am burning.
If any one lacks tinder,
let him set his rubbish ablaze with my fire.

Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), Mathnawi, I.1721
Rumi Daylight, Verse 62 (p. 46)
(Edited by Camille & Kabir Helminski, 1994)
141) Chapter 62 of Rumi's Discourses (Fihi ma fihi):
The prince came and gathered us together and then left.
Similarly, the bee gathers together wax with honey and then
flies away. Wax and honey are conditional upon the bee's
existence, but they are not conditional upon its continued
existence. Our mothers and fathers are like bees in that
they unite the seeker with the sought and gather together
the lover and the beloved. Suddenly they fly away. God makes
them a means in uniting wax and honey. They fly away, leaving
the wax, honey, and the gardener. They themselves do not leave
the garden, for it is not a garden that can be left. One can
only go from one corner of the garden to another. We are like
a beehive in which the wax and honey are the love of God.
Although the bees, our mothers and fathers, are means, even
they are educated by the gardener who builds the hive. God
gives these bees another form. When they are laboring here,
they have a garb appropriate to that labor. When they go to
the other world, they change their garb because they are put
to a different task. The person, however, is the same as it was.
Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)
Signs of the Unseen: Discourses of Rumi, Chapter 62
(Translated by W. M. Thackston, Jr., Threshold Books, Putney, VT, 1994, p. 231)
142) Matilda, who symbolizes the Active Life of the Soul
greets Dante in the 62nd Canto of Commedia:
Tosto che fu là dove l'erbe sono
bagnate già da l'onde del bel fiume,
di levar li occhi suoi mi fece dono.
And when she stood where the bright grasses are
bathed and bent by the waves of the clear river,
she raised her eyes— and gave my soul a star.
Purgatorio 28.61-63 (John Ciardi translation, Norton, NY, 1977, p.355)
143) Dante about to see a second sun in the 62nd line of Paradiso:
e di sùbito parve giorno a giorno
essere aggiunto, come quei che puote
avesse il ciel d'un altro sole addorno.
and suddenly it seemed that day had been
added to day, as if the One who can
had graced the heavens with a second sun.
Paradiso I.61-63 (Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
144) Verse 62 of Hafiz: The Tongue of the Hidden:
That we may see how goes this game ignored
I'll move a pawn: behold, the wine is poured;
    I drink, and lo, the pawn makes me a King!—
Fate has no checkmate on the tavern board.

Hafiz (1320-1389), Hafiz: The Tongue of the Hidden, Verse 62
adaptation by Clarence K. Streit, Viking Press, NY, 1928
(Author on Time cover, March 27, 1950)
145) Verse 62 of The Divan of Hafez:
Pleasantly reports of the glory and beauty of the friend,
In order that desire may fill the hopeful hear of his friend.
Thank god, with the help of the favorable fortune,
All is going well according to the wish of the friend.
What choice have the sky and the moon in their revolution?
Both are in motion according to the will of the friend.
O morning breeze, bring me some bejewelled collyrium
From that lucky dust on which passed the friend.

Hafiz (1320-1389), The Divan of Hafez, Verse 62
translated from the Persian by Reza Saberi,
University Press of American, Lanham, MD, 2002, p. 75
146) Verse 62 of Kabir's Raga Gauri-Purabi:
When you came into the world,
forsaking the womb,
you forgot the Master,
as soon as air touched you.

O my soul,
sing Hari's praise.

While you did penance in the womb,
hanging upside down,
you were safe
from the womb's fire.

You returned, after wandering
through eight hundred and forty thousand lives;
if you miss out now,
there won't be any place for you.

Kabir, say,
"Praise Sarangpani,
who has never come here
nor is known to have gone away."

Kabir (1398-1448), Raga Gauri-Purabi, 62
Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth, Verse 62 (pp. 90-91)
(Translated by Nirmal Dass, State University of NY Press, Albany, 1991)
147) Chapter 62 of Wu Ch'eng-en The Journey to the West:
To wash off filth, to clean the mind, is to sweep a pagoda;
To bind demons and return to the lord is self-cultivation.

In all twelve hours you must never forget
To reap the fruition of night and day.
In five years or one hundred and eight thousand rounds,
Let not the holy water dry up,
Nor let fire bring you distress...
With yin and yang harmonious you climb the cloudy tower:
You ride the phoenix to go to Heaven;
You mount the crane to reach Ying-chou.

The Earth's aura descends;
The Heavenly aura rises;
The rainbow leaves without a trace;
Ice slowly forms in pools and ponds.
Dangling by the ridges, wisteria flowers fade;
Absorbent of cold, pines and bamboos grow greener still...

Mountains and seas pay tribute to the sages' court.
The royal steps are clean;
The royal path's serene;
the taverns bustle with songs;
Flowered towers are full of joy.
Evergreens outside the Wei-yang Palace
Should let the phoenix sing to greet the dawn.

Wu Ch'eng-en (1500-1582),
The Journey to the West or Hsi-yu chi (1518), Volume 3, Chapter 62
(translated by Anthony C. Yu, University of Chicago Press, 1980, pp. 186-187)
148) Self-love in 62nd Sonnet of William Shakespeare:
Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye
And all my soul, and all my every part;
And for this sin there is no remedy,
It is so grounded inward in my heart.
Methinks no face so gracious is as mine,
No shape so true, no truth of such account;
And for myself mine own worth do define,
As I all other in all worths surmount.
But when my glass shows me myself indeed
Beated and chopp'd with tanned antiquity,
Mine own self-love quite contrary I read;
Self so self-loving were iniquity.
'Tis thee, myself, that for myself I praise,
Painting my age with beauty of thy days.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Sonnets LXII, Commentary
149) 62nd Haiku of Basho's Haiku (1678):
How vital it is!
The small shade under my hat
To make me slightly cool!
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Basho's Haiku, Vol. 2, Haiku 62
(translated by Toshiharu Oseko, Maruzen, Tokyo, 1996, p. 37)
150) 62nd Haiku of Issa's Haiku:
under cherry blossoms,
this gift of life.
Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827),
The Dumpling Field: Poems of Issa, Haiku 62
(translated by Lucien Stryk, Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio, 1991, p. 20)
151) Poem 62 of Thomas Cole is titled "Autumn":
The yellow forest lies beneath the sun
Quiet, although it suffereth decay
The brooklet to the Ocean-deep does run
With gentle lapse and silent melts away.
The clouds upon the evening sky are bright
But wasting mingle in the glorious light.

So, may my soul in life's declining hours
Like the still forest never once complain:
And flow unmurmuring adown its course
Like yonder brooklet to the Eternal Main;
And as the clouds upon the sunset sky
Be mingled with the radiance on high.

Thomas Cole (1801-1848),
Thomas Cole's Poetry, Poem 62: "Autumn" (1842)
(Compiled & Edited by Marshall B. Tymn,
Liberty Cap Books, York, PA, 1972, p. 132)

Thomas Cole, Self-Portrait (1836)

152) Chapter 62 of Melville's Moby Dick (1851):
He now has to drop and secure his oar, turn round on his centre half way,
seize his harpoon from the crotch, and with what little strength may remain,
he essays to pitch it somehow into the whale. No wonder, taking the whole
fleet of whalemen in a body, that out of fifty fair chances for a dart,
not five are successful; no wonder that so many hapless harpooneers are
madly cursed and disrated; no wonder that some of them actually burst
their blood-vessels in the boat; no wonder that some sperm whalemen are
absent four years with four barrels; no wonder that to many ship owners,
whaling is but a losing concern; for it is the harpooneer that makes the
voyage, and if you take the breath out of his body how can you expect to
find it there when most wanted!
Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby-Dick, Chapter 62: The Dart
153) Warm words & warm hearts in Letter 62 of Emily Dickinson to her brother:
I cant write but a word, dear Austin,... and yet a single word may be of comfort
to you as you go travelling on. It should be a word big and warm and full of sweet
affection if I could make it so— Oh it should fill that room, that small and
lonely chamber with a thousand kindly things and precious ministrations—...
How lonely it was last night when the chilly wind went down, and the clear, cold moon
was shining— it seemed to me I could pack this little earthly bundle, and bidding
the world Goodbye, fly away and away, and never come back again to be so lonely here,...
You are not alone, dear Austin, warm hearts are beating for you, and at mention of
your name, brighter beams the eye— you must not be despondent— no, Austin,
I cannot have you— dont think of the present— the present is unkind, but
the future loves you— it sees you a great way off and runs to meet you—...
I dropped asleep thinking of you. Lo, I dreamed, and the world was no more this world,
but a world bright and fair— no fading leaves, no dying friends, and I heard
a voice saying there shall be no more tears, neither any crying, and they answered,
nevermore, and up from a thousand hearts went a cry of praise and joy and great
thanksgiving, and I awoke, yet I know the place was heaven, and the people singing
songs were those who in their lifetimes were parted and separated, and their joy was
because they should never be so any more. Good bye, dear Austin, yet why Good bye,
are you not with me always— whether I wake or sleep? "And tho all others do,
yet will not I forsake thee"!   — Emilie

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Letter 62 (to Austin Dickinson, 11 November 1851)
The Letters of Emily Dickinson, Volume I (Biography)
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, Harvard University Press, 1955, pp. 155-156)
154) 62nd Poem of Emily Dickinson:
"Sown in dishonor"!
Ah! Indeed!
May this "dishonor" be?
If I were half so fine myself
I'd notice nobody!

"Sown in corruption"!
Not so fast!
Apostle is askew!
Corinthians I.15. narrates
A Circumstance or two!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Poem 62 (c. 1859)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955, pp. 32-33)
155) 62nd New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
The Risks of Immortality
are perhaps its' charm.

Emily Dickinson (Letter 330)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr, University of North Carolin Press, 1993, p. 24)
156) Line 62 of Walt Whitman's Passage to India (1871):
Bridging the three or four thousand miles of land travel,
Tying the Eastern to the Western sea,
The road between Europe and Asia.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Passage to India, Lines 62-64
A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, Vol. III, Poems, 1870-1891
(Edited by Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett, Arthur Golden, William White
New York University Press, 1980, p. 568)
62nd Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali:
When I bring to you coloured toys, my child,
I understand why there is such a play
of colours on clouds, on water, and why
flowers are painted in tints—
when I give coloured toys to you, my child.

When I sing to make you dance I truly
know why there is music in leaves,
and why waves send their chorus of voices
to the heart of the listening earth—
when I sing to make you dance.

When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands
I know why there is honey in the cup of the flowers
and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice—
when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.

When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling,
I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky
in morning light, and what delight that is that
is which the summer breeze brings to my body—
when I kiss you to make you smile.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 62

Rabindranath Tagore
158) 62nd Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (12 samples):
meant under night's altosonority, shipalone, a raven of the wave, (62.4)
(be mercy, Mara! A he whence Rahoulas!) from the ostmen's (62.5)
reberthing in remarriment out of dead seekness to devine previ- (62.7)
dence, (if you are looking for the bilder deep your ear on the (62.8)
movietone!) to league his lot, palm and patte, with a papishee. (62.9)
halter. The wastobe land, a lottuse land, a luctuous land, Emerald- (62.11)
illuim, the peasant pastured, in which by the fourth commandment (62.12)
mercy of Him Which Thundereth From On High, murmured, (62.14)
for all that he or his or his care were subjected to the horrors of (62.24)
the premier terror of Errorland. (perorhaps!) (62.25)
We seem to us (the real Us !) to be reading our Amenti in the (62.26)
sixth sealed chapter of the going forth by black. It was after the (62.27)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939)
159) The 62nd Poem poem in The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams
is "Marriage" (1916):

So different, this man
And this woman:
A stream flowing
In a field.

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), Poems 1909-1917
The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams
Volume I, 1909-1939, New Directions, NY, 1986, p. 56

160) Chapter 62 of Ezra Pound's Cantos (selections):
'Acquit of evil intention
or inclination to perseverance in error
to correct it with cheerfulness
particularly as to the motives of actions
            for the planting
and ruling and ordering of New England
from latitude 40o to 48o...
Bad law is the worst sort of tyranny...
These are the stones of foundation...
Ice, broken ice, icy water
500 miles on a trotting horse in dead winter...
a love of science and letters
            a desire to encourage schools and academies
as only mens to preserve our Constitution.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972), The Cantos (1-95), New Directions, NY, 1956, pp. 87-96
161) 95 Poems Poem 62 of e. e. cummings's 95 Poems (1958):

your birthday comes to tell me this

—each luckiest of lucky days
i've loved,shall love,do love you, was

and will be and my birthday is

e. e. cummings (1894-1962), 95 Poems
(Norton, NY, 1958), "Poem 62"
Complete Poems: 1913-1962,
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, NY (1972), p. 734

162) Sonnet 62 in Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets (1960)
Woe is me, woe is us, my dearest:
we wanted only love, to love one another,
but among so many griefs it was fated
that only we two would be so hurt.

We wanted the you and the me for ourselves,
the you of a kiss, the me of a secret bread:
and that's how it was, infinitely simple,
till hatred came in through the window.

They hate, those who did not love
our love, nor any other love: those people,
wretched as chairs in an empty room—

till they were tangled in ashes,
till their ominous faces
faded in the fading twilight.

Pablo Neruda
Love Sonnet LXII, 100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor
Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1960 (trans. Stephen Tapscott, 1986, p. 133)
163) 62nd Poem of The Crane's Bill:
Woodcutter's Hut:
Is the live branch better than the dead?
Cut through each— what difference?
Back home, desires quelled, you sit by
The half-closed brushwood door the spring day through.

— Zotan, 13th century
Zen Poems of China and Japan: The Crane's Bill
(translated by Lucien Stryk & Takashi Ikemoto, Anchor Books, NY, 1973, p. 31)
164) Allen Ginsberg's HOWL (1956) contains 112 lines.
Line 1:
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
Line 62:
who fell on their knees in hopeless cathedrals praying
      for each other's salvation and light and breasts,
      until the soul illuminated its hair for a second,

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997),
Howl and Other Poems
City Lights Books, 1956, p. 18
165) There are 81 poems in Denise Levertov's Evening Train (1992).
Poem 62 is titled "Myopic Birdwatcher":

One day the solitary heron,
so tall, so immobile on his usual post,
seemed to have shrunk and grown darker.
Had I imagined
his distinction? Now,
when I wanted my friend to see
what I had seen, it was gone.
And the changed heron had two companions,
somber and hunkered down on neighboring posts.

On succeeding days I saw him again
with and without his doubles,
but even alone he looked shabby, fidgetty,
almost sinister, diminished.
I thought it perhaps a matter
of winter plumage,
seasonal behavior.
Till another friend
came with me to the shore.
'Cormorants,' he said.

It lightened my spirits. My heron's place was usurped,
he disdains to return till they leave—
and they may not leave;
but at least I know
it's not he who,
shrugging his wings to dry them
(a vulgar gesture,
though required, it seems,
by cormorant feathers) displays
the high-shouldered baleful silhouette
of Teutonic eagles on old postage-stamps,
black on a sallow ground
of winter lake-light.
At least I know
I didn't deceive myself:
my absent heron's air of austere dignity
was real, whatever hunger
sustains his watchfulness.

Denise Levertov (1926-1997),
Evening Train, "One December Night..."
HarperFlamingo, New York, 1999, pp. 91-92)
166) Poem 62 of Michael McClure's Ghost Tantras:
I have changed again; I am somebody else who is more like me.
Lonely, stilled, filled, calm and full of energy.
Let thy pleasure rise. Oh how I long grahooor
nak aghh braie-hoor gragrayne thy nooorzshe nah
hayy oooh my deem bledd kamm toww dooorndreth.
buds & petals
through all the nights.
Michael McClure (born Oct. 20, 1932),
Ghost Tantras, City Lights Books, 1967, p. 69)
167) There are 67 poems in Charles Simic's The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems (1989)
(which was awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry)
Poem 62:

From inside the pot on the stove someone
threatens the stars with a wooden spoon.
Otherwise, cloudless calm. The shepherd's hour.

Charles Simic (born May 9, 1938),
The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, NY, 1989, p. 69)
168) There are 87 aphorisms in Charles Simic's "Assembly Required" (pp. 90-98)
from his Orphan Factory: Essays and Memoirs (1997):
Aphorism 62:

Every poetic image asks why is there something rather than
nothing, as it renews our astonishment that things exist.

Charles Simic (born May 9, 1938),
Orphan Factory: Essays and Memoirs, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, p. 96)
169) There are 69 poems in Stephen Mitchell's Parables and Portraits (1992).
Poem 62 is titled "Spiritual Teaching":
These fellows with the third-chakra problems, who think they
have arrived. "I am the avatar." "I have the truth." It is like
advertising Up with a sign for Down. Develop a mind,
the Diamond Sutra says, that alights nowhere.
    I myself take Chao-chou Ts'ung-shen as an exemplar.
He attained enlightenment (ha!) in 795, at the age of seventeen,
stayed put for the next forty years until his Zen Master died,
then went out on a twenty-year pilgrimage to hone his insight.
Only when he was eighty years old did he feel ready to teach.
He died at the age of 120. His eloquence was so profound and subtle,
legend says, that light seemed to play about his lips as he spoke.
    One day Chao-chou said to the assembly, "Even the word
'Buddha' makes me want to throw up."
    A monk bowed and asked, "Then how do you teach people?"
    Chao-chou said, "Buddha! Buddha!"
Stephen Mitchell (born 1943),
Parables and Portraits, Harper & Row, NY, p. 76)
62 in Numerology
170) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 62

PHILOSOPHY: 7 + 8 + 9 + 3 + 6 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 7 = 62

BEAUTY KNOWLEDGE: (2+5+1+3+2+7) + (2+5+6+5+3+5+4+7+5) = 20 + 42 = 62

DIVINE ENNEADS: (4+9+4+9+5+5) + (5+5+5+5+1+4+1) = 36 + 26 = 62

SILVER LIGHT: (1+9+3+4+5+9) + (3+9+7+8+2) = 33 + 29 = 62

PEARL SPIRIT: (7+5+1+9+3) + (1+7+9+9+9+2) = 25 + 37 = 62

MERCURY URANUS: (4+5+9+3+3+9+7) + (1+9+1+5+3+1) = 40 + 22 = 62

WISDOM RETURN : (5+9+1+4+6+4) + (9+5+2+3+9+5) = 29 + 33 = 62

MIND-IN-ITSELF: (4+9+5+4) + (9+5) + (9+2+1+5+3+6) = 22 + 14 + 26 = 62

SPACE TIME EARTH: (1+7+1+3+5) + (2+9+4+5) + (5+1+9+2+8) = 17 + 20 + 25 = 62

LOVE BEAUTY TRUTH: (3+6+4+5) + (2+5+1+3+2+7) + (2+9+3+2+8) = 18 + 20 + 24 = 62

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