On the Number 83

83 in Mathematics
1) The 42nd odd number = 83
2) Sum of the 21st odd & 21st even numbers = 41 + 42 = 83.
3) Sum of the 2nd odd & 40th even numbers = 3 + 80 = 83
4) Sum of the 1st prime & 9th square numbers = 2 + 81 = 83
5) Sum of the 8th prime & 8th square numbers = 19 + 64 = 83
6) Sum of the 4th cube & 8th prime numbers = 64 + 19 = 83
7) Sum of the 10th prime & 10th abundant number = 29 + 54 = 83
8) Sum of the 7th & 10th triangular numbers = 28 + 55 = 83
9) Sum of the 2nd perfect number & 10th Fibonacci number = 28 + 55 = 83
10) Sum of the 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 10th Fibonacci numbers = 2 + 5 + 21 + 55 = 83
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
11) Sum of the 10th lucky number & 34th composite number = 33 + 50 = 83
12) Sum of the 8th & 12th pentagonal numbers, [n(3n-1)/2] = 26 + 57 = 83
13) Average of the 20th & 21st lucky numbers = (79 + 87)/2 = 166/2 = 83
14) The first two digits of the 23rd Mersenne number, 2n -1 = 83 (8388607)
(Note: M23 = 8,388,607 = 47 x 178,481 is a non-prime Mersenne number.)
15) Square root of 83 = 9.11043
16) Cube root of 83 = 4.36207
17) ln 83 = 4.41884 (natural log to the base e)
18) log 83 = 1.919078 (logarithm to the base 10)
19) Sin 83o = 0.992546
Cos 83o = 0.121869
Tan 83o = 8.144346
20) 1/83 expressed as a decimal = 0.012048192
21) The 205th & 206th digits of e = 83

e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
5956307381 3232862794 3490763233 8298807531 9525101901
1573834187 9307021540 8914993488 4167509244 7614606680

(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)
22) The 26th & 27th digits of pi, π = 83
The 236th & 237th digits of pi, π = 83
The 491st & 492nd digits of pi, π = 83
23) The 25th & 26th digits of phi, φ = 83
The 180th & 181st digits of phi, φ = 83
Phi or φ = 1.61803... is a transcendental number,
also called the Golden Ratio (or Golden number).
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) first called it the sectio aurea,
(Latin for the golden section) and related it to human anatomy.
Ratios may be found in the Pyramids of Giza & the Greek Parthenon.
24) Binary number for 83 = 1010011
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
25) ASCII value for 083 = S
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
26) Hexadecimal number for 83 = 53
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
27) Octal number for 83 = 123
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
28) The Greek-based numeric prefix trioctaconta means 83.
29) The Latin-based numeric prefix treoctoginti- means 83.
30) The Roman numeral for 83 is LXXXIII.
31) Ba Shí San (8, 10, 3) is the Chinese ideograph for 83.
32) (60, 20, 3) is the Babylonian number for 83
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), pp. 326-327
33) 83 in different languages:
Dutch: tachtig-drie, French: quatre-vingt-trois, German: achtzig-drei, Hungarian: nyolcvan-három,
Italian: ottanta-tre, Spanish: ochenta-tres, Swahili: themanini-tatu, Swedish: åttio-tre
83 in Science
34) Atomic Number of Bismuth (Bi) = 83 (83 protons & 83 electrons)
Bismuth is a white, crystalline, brittle metal with a pinkish tinge.
Bismuth is the most diamagnetic of all metals, and the thermal
conductivity is lower than any metal, except mercury.
Bismuth is found in nature largely as bismite (Bi2O3)
35) Atomic Weight of Krypton (Kr) = 83.798
Krypton is a noble gas and is present in the air at about 1 ppm.
The atmosphere of Mars contains a little (about 0.3 ppm) of krypton.
It is characterised by its brilliant green and orange spectral lines.
36) Inorganic compounds whose molecular weight is 83:
Ammonium hypophosphate, NH4H2PO2 = 83.04
Chromic phosphide, CrP = 82.99
Manganese silicide, MnSi = 82.99
Sodium nitride, Na3N = 83.00
37) Organic compounds that melt at 83oC:
Benzene sulfinic acid, C6H5SO2H, MP = 83-84oC
Benzoin acetate, C6H5COCH(C6H5)-O2C-CH3, MP = 83oC
Bromo ethyl-phthalimide, C6H4(CO2)N-CH2, MP = 82-83oC
Cerotic acid, C25H51-CO2H, MP = 82.5oC
Dibromoquinone chloroimide Cl-N=C6H2=OBr2, MP = 83oC
Dimethylanthracene (1,3), (CH3)2C14H8, MP = 83oC
Iodoacetic acid, I-CH2-CO2H, MP = 82-83oC
Naphthy α-salicylate, HOC6H4-CO2-C10H7, MP = 83oC
Palmitone, (C15H31)2CO, MP = 82.8oC
Picryl chloride, Cl-C6H2(NO2)3, MP = 83oC
Tetrachloro-diphenyl, (C6H3Cl2)2, MP = 83oC
Tribromophenyl acetate, CH3CO2-C6H2Br3, MP = 82-83oC
Trichloro-acetal, Cl3C-CH(OC2H5)2, MP = 83oC
[Norbert A. Lange, Handbook of Chemistry, Sandusky, Ohio (1952)]
38) The 83rd amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Leucine (L)
The 83rd amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Glycine (G)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
LSHCLLVTLAAHLPAEFTPAVHASLDKFLASVSTVLTSKYR
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
VHLTPEEKSAVTALWGKVNVDEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFESFGDLST
PDAVMGNPKVKAHGKKVLGAFSDGLAHLDNLKGTFATLSELHCDKLHVDP
ENFRLLGNVLVCVLAHHFGKEFTPPVQAAYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
39) The 83rd amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Glutamic Acid (E) [A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
Sequence alignment of myoglobin from 26 species by Margaret O. Dayhoff
[Atlas of Protein Sequence and Structure (1978), p. 236]
shows conservation of Glu-83 in 24 species including human, badger,
chicken, dog, rabbit, horse, bovine, sheep, pig, opossum, platypus,
red kangaroo, and European hedgegog. Two exceptions: California
sea lion and bottle-nosed dolphin with Asp-83 instead of Glu-83.
40) Chou-Fasman parameters based on 29 proteins:
Helical conformational parameter for Threonine (Thr) = Pα = 0.83
β-Sheet conformational parameter for Alanine (Ala) = Pβ = 0.83
[Peter Y. Chou & Gerald D. Fasman, Advances in Enzymology 47, 66 (1978)]
41) The 83rd amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease is Aspartic Acid (D)
It is next to Thr-82 and Cys-84 which forms a disulfide S-S bond with Cys-26.
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 235, 633 (1960)]
42) The 83rd amino acid in the 83-residue Lima Bean Protease Inhibitor is Asparagine (N)
[Stevens F.C., Wuerz S., Krahn J.,
in Fritz H., Tschesche H., Greene L.J., Truscheit E. (eds.);
Proteinase Inhibitors (Bayer-Symp. V), pp. 344-354, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (1974)]
43) The internal polypeptide sequence (83 residues) of the purified hyaluronic acid-binding protein
is identical to the predicted protein sequence derived from hyaluronic acid-binding protein cDNA.
[Tushar Baran Deb & Kasturi Datta, J. Biol. Chem. 271, 2206-2212 (1996)]
44) Messier M83 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Hydra. M83 recedes at 337 km/sec and is about 15 million light years from the earth. It was discovered by Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille at the Cape of Good Hope (1751-52). It was next cataloged by Charles Messier on February 17, 1781 in Paris. This galaxy is sometimes called the "Southern Pinwheel". Southerners may find it easier by locating M83 from the constellation Centaurus, as it is just north of the border from Hydra to this constellation. Five or six supernovae were reported in M83 up to now, more than in any other Messier galaxy. Photo: David Malin (3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope).
45) Volume 83 of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (1959)
Albert Light, Rolf O. Studer, & Vincent du Vigneaud
"Isolation of Oxytocin and Arginine Vasopressin by Way
of a Protein Complex on a Preparative Scale"
Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 83, 84-87 (1959)
Hugo Theorell & Alfred D. Winer
"Dissociation Constants of the Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase Coenzyme Complexes"
Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 83, 291-308 (1959)
46) Volume 83 of Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications (1978)
Editors: Paul D. Boyer, Francois Gros, I.C.Gunsalus, B.L. Horecker,
Boris Magasanik, Frederick C. Neidhardt, Elizabeth F. Neufeld,
William D. Phillips, George K. Raddha, & Esmond E. Snell
John H. Highberger, Clare Corbett, Andrew H. Kang, & Jerome Gross
"Amino Acid Sequence of Chick Skin Collagen α-CB7:
The Presence of a Previously Unrecognized Triplet"
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 83, 43-49 (1978)
47) Volume 83 of Biochemical Journal (April 1962)
Editorial Chairman: W.V. Thorp
W.L. Magee, J. Gallai-Hatchard, H. Sanders, & R.H.S Thompson
"Purification and Properties of Phospholipase A from Human Pancreas"
Biochem. J. 83, 17-25 (1962)
E.A. Barnard, "Pancreatic Ribonuclease in Urea"
Biochem. J. 83, 14P (1962)
"Phosphates retard the unfolding, to extents parallel
to their affinities for the enzyme in water."
48) Volume 83 of Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (1964)
This volume has a specialized section on Mucoproteins & Mucopolysaccharides.
Editorial Board includes: J.D. Bernal, F.H.C. Crick, A. Katchalsky
H.A. Krebs, J. Monod, H. Neurath, A. Tiselius
J. A. Rupley, "The Hydrolysis of Chitin by Concentrated Hydrochloric Acid,
and the Preparation of Low-Molecular-Weight Substrates for Lysozyme"
Biochim & Biophys. Acta 83, 245-255 (1964)
49) Volume 83 of FEBS Letters (1977)
Federation of European Biochemical Sciences (Nov. 1, 1977)
Managing Editor: S. P. Datta, London
David H. Schlesinger, Mark A. Schell, & David B. Wilson
"The NH-Terminal Sequence of Galactokinase
from E. coli and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
FEBS Letters 83, 45-47 (1977)
50) Volume 83 of Journal of the American Society (1961)
(January 5, 1961); Editor: W. Albert Noyes, Jr.
Michael Laskowski, Jr. & Harold A. Scheraga
"Thermodynamic Considerations of Protein Reactions.
III. Kinetics of Protein Denaturation"
JACS 83, 266-274 (1961)
G.D. Fasman, M. Idelson, & E.R. Blout
"The Synthesis and Conformation of High Molecular Weight
Poly-ε-carbobenzyloxy-L-lysine and Poly-L-lysine-HCl"
JACS 83, 709-712 (1961)
J.G. Moffatt & H.G. Khorana
"Nucleoside Polyphosphates. XII. The Total Synthesis of Coenzyme A"
JACS 83, 663-675 (1961)
51) Volume 83 of Journal of Biological Chemistry (1929)
was published at Cornell University Medical College, New York,
for JBC, Waverly Press, Baltimore, (July-September 1929)
Editors: Stanley R. Benedict, Lafayette B. Mendel,
Henry D. Dakin, and Donald D. Van Slyke
Vickery, H.B. & Pucher, G.W.
"The Determination of Ammonia and Amide Nitrogen
in Tobacco by the Use of Permutit"
J. Biol. Chem. 83, 1-10 (1929)
52) Volume 83 of Journal of Molecular Biology (1974)
(February 15, 1974 to March 15, 1974), pp. 1-557
Editor-in-Chief: J. C. Kendrew
Rena Yo Yee, S. Walter Englander & Peter H. von Hippel
"Native Collagen has a Two-bonded Structure"
J. Mol. Biol. 83, 1-16 (1974)
Robert M. Stroud, Lois M. Kay, & Richard E. Dickerson
"The Structure of Bovine Trypsin: Electronic Density Maps of
he Inhibited Enzyme at 5Å and at 2.7Å Resolution"
J. Mol. Biol. 83, 185-208 (1974)
Evelyn Ralston & Jean-Louis De Coen
"Folding of Polypeptide Chains
Induced by the Amino Acid Side-chains"
J. Mol. Biol. 83, 393-420 (1974)
53) Volume 83 of Nature (1910)— A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Science
was published by Macmillan & Co., London (March to June 1910), pp. 1-548
Wordsworth epigraph on cover: "To the solid ground
Of Nature trusts the mind which builds for aye."

M. Flammarion, "Halley Comet"
Nature 83 223-225 (April 21, 1910):
Halley's comet may become easily observable in England, although its low
altitude at sunrise, until after it has transitted the sun on May 19,
is not favourable... The comet when near the sun will travel very quickly
across our line of vision, traversing Aries, Taurus, Orion, and part of
Gemini between May 16 and 22. On May 20, the distance of the comet
from the earth will be about 14 million miles, but by May 30 this distance
will have increased to more than 40 million miles... Reports from China
state that the comet is being used as an omen to inflame the rioters in
the disaffected districts, and that the authorities are exhibiting pictures
of the comet, with accounts of its previous apparitions without ill-effects,
in order to reassure the inhabitants. While there is, of course, no possible
likelihood of serious misapprehension in this country [England], it is obvious
that there yet lingers a certain amount of superstition concerning the baneful
effects of comets. We would suggest to all teachers that the May apparition
will afford an excellent opportunity for giving real, "live" nature-study
lessons, which should effectively eradict such superstitious fancies
from the minds of the rising generation.
Kr. Birkeland, "Transit of Halley's Comet across Venus and the Earth in May"
Nature 83, 217-218 (April 21, 1910)
A.S. Eddington, "Halley's Observations on Halley's Comet, 1682"
Nature 83, 372-373 (May 26, 1910)
with photo of Halley's original notes & drawings (Sept. 4, 1682)
Howard Payn, "The Tail of Halley's Comet on May 18-19"
Nature 83, 487 (June 23, 1910)
"The Death of the King" (King Edward VII)
Nature 83, 301-302 (May 12, 1910)
54) Volume 83 of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (1986)
was published semi-monthly by the National Academy of Sciences,
2101 Constitution Ave., Washington D.C. (Jan.-Dec. 1986), pp. 1-9836.
There are 6 papers in Volume 83 by Harold A. Scheraga:
1) K.A. Palmer, H.A. Scheraga, J.F. Riordan, B.L. Vallee
"A Preliminary Three-Dimensional Structure of Angiogenin"
PNAS 83, 1965-1969 (April 1986)
2) Manfred J. Sippl & H.A. Scheraga
"Cayley-Menger Coordinates"
PNAS 83, 2283-2287 (April 1986)
3) Enrico O. Parisima & Harold A. Scheraga
"An Approach to the Multi-minima Problem by Relaxing Dimensionality"
PNAS 83, 2782-2786 (May 1986)
4) Harold E. Van Wart & Harold A. Scheraga
"Agreement with the disulfide stretching frequency conformation
correlation of Sugeta, Go, and Miyazawa"
PNAS 83, 3064-3067 (May 1986)
5) K.D. Gibson & H.A. Scheraga
"Predicted conformations for the immuno-dominant region
of the circumsporozoite protein of the human malaria
parasite Plasmodium falciparum"
PNAS 83, 5649-5653 (August 1986)
6) G.T. Montelione, K. Wüthrich, E.C. Nice, A.W. Burgess, & H.A. Scheraga
"Identification of two anti-parallel β-sheet conformations
in the solution structure of murine epidermal growth factor
by proton magnetic resonance"
PNAS 83, 8594-8598 (November 1986)
55) Volume 83 of Science (1936)— a Weekly Journal devoted
The Science Press, New York (Jan.-June 1936), pp. 1-628
Edited by J. McKeen Cattell
Edward L. Thorndike (Columbia University),
concludes in "Science and Values", Science 83 1-8 (1936):
"The world needs the insights and valuations of great sages and dreamers.
It needs the practical psychology of men of affairs, leaders in business,
government and education. But it also needs scientific methods to test
the worth of the prophets' dreams, and scientific humanists to inform
what is, but about what is right and good."
Also in Science 83 372-373 (April 17, 1936) is a letter from
Albert Einstein, E. Schrödinger, & V. Tchernvin,
"The Freedom of Learning" praising "the Academic Assistance Council
in placing 363 out of 700 displaced scholars with the general aim
of safeguarding the freedom of learning."
Joel H. Hildebrand (U.C. California)
"Dipole Attraction and Hydrogen Bond Formation
in their Relation to Solubility"
Science 83, 21-24 (January 10, 1936)
83 in Mythology & History
56) The 83rd day of the year (non-leap year) = March 24
[Hungarian-born magician & escape artist, Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was born on March 24, 1874.
British Poet & Designer, William Morris (1834-1896) born March 24, 1834;
American Photographer, Edward Weston (1886-1958), born March 24, 1886.]
57) The 83rd day of the year (leap year) = March 23
[American Actress, Joan Crawford (1908-1977) was born on March 23, 1908, NY Times obituary;
French mathematician, Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was born on March 23, 1749;
Spanish painter, Juan Gris (1887-1927) was born on March 23, 1887]
58) 83 A.D.— Roman forces under Gnaeus Julius Agricola in Britain defeat the Caledonians
at the Battle of Mons Graupius and reach the northern-most point that they will attain
in the British Isles (possibly near what will later be Aberdeen, Scotland).
James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 39
59) At Age 83:
Voltaire (1694-1778), French writer & philosopher, returned to a hero's
welcome in Paris (1778) after being exiled in 1734 for praising English customs
and Institutions. He had lived at Ferney near the French-Swiss border since 1759.
The excitement of the trip was too much for him and he died in Paris (May 30, 1778).
Because of his criticism of the church Voltaire was denied burial in church ground.
He was finally buried at an abbey in Champagne. In 1791 Voltaire's remains were
moved to a resting place at the Pantheon in Paris.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American statesman and scientist, writes and signs
first remonstrance against slavery addressed to American Congress, Feb. 12 (1789).
Sends copies of first three parts of autobiography to friends in England and France
Nov. 2 and 13). Elected member of Russian Imperial Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.
Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), British Army field marshal, died (Sept. 14, 1852).
Defeated Napoleon at Waterloo (1815); British Prime Minister (1828-1830).
His funeral is a national event; the procession includes a detachment
of 83 Chelsea Pensioners, one for each year of his life.
Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), British poet laureate (1850-1892),
continues publishing poetry until now, the year of his death (1892)
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, gets an Oscar (1972)
for his Limelight (1952), which had been banned in the U.S. for 20 years.
Mabel Hunter (1895-), sings at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. (1978)
and is featured in an exhibition, "Great Women in Jazz". She says that she owes
her longevity to eating black-eyed peas and cornbread, and avoiding frustration—
"I've spent all my life, running away from any situation which might disturb or upset me."
 Harold A. Scheraga (born Oct. 18, 1921), American physical chemist of proteins and macromolecules, Cornell University Todd Professor Emeritus in Chemistry is still active (2004) doing both experimental and theoretical research on protein structure folding and the mechanism of action of thrombin on fibrinogen (an important reaction in the blood clotting process). Scheraga has published over 1130 scientific articles. [Sources: Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 498-499; World Almanac Book of Who (1980); web links: Voltaire, Ben Franklin, & H.A. Scheraga]
60) Stanford Bronze Plaque 83
on the ground to the right of Stanford University's Memorial Church is dedicated to the Class of 1983. It is near Building 70 for Buddhist Studies & Religious Studies. Geographically it is at the southwest corner of the Main Quad. 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.
83 in Geography
61) Cities located at 83o longitude:
Columbus, Ohio: 83o 1' W longitude & 40o N latitude
Detroit, Michigan: 83o 3' W longitude & 42o 20' N latitude
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica: 83o 1' W longitude & 10o 0' N latitude
Novosibirsk, Siberia: 83o E longitude & 55o N latitude
Benares (Varanasi), India: 83o E longitude & 25o 20' N latitude
62) 83 is not yet used as a code for international direct dial phone calls.
(Other codes: 81 = Japan, 82 = South Korea, 84 = Vietnam)
63) I-83 is a 85-mile interstate highway running
through Maryland (37 miles), and Pennsylvania (48 miles).
The Southern End is at Baltimore, MD at the Fayette St Exit
and the Northern End is at Harrisburg, PA at I-81.
It intersects I-76 and I-81 in Harrisburg, PA.
64) US Highway 83 was an original 1926 route,
but at the time it measured less than 200 miles in length.
Its north end was at US 10 outside Bismarck ND.
From 1931 to present, the northern terminus
is near Westhope, North Dakota,
and its southern terminus
at Brownsville, Texas.
65) Arizona Highway 83 goes from Sonoita to Montezuma Pass through an area
of rolling hills and shallow canyons where distant mountain ranges mark
the horizon. About midway through the drive, Parker Canyon Lake makes
a good place to stop to walk and relax near the lake's blue waters.
66) Missouri Highway 83
has its Southern/Western Terminus at
Missouri Highway 13, Bolivar, MO
and its Northern/Eastern Terminus
at US Highway 65 and
Missouri Highway 7,
near Warsaw.
67) Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway 83 is the first along
this route of US Higway 83 to be a designated memorial to Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The signs were dedicated 11/11/2000 by Governor Johanns— Oberlin, Kansas at the
Southern border leading into Nebraska, and Rosebud, South Dakota near the Northern border.
68) King's Highway 83
ran for 38.8 km (24.1 miles)
from 1938-1997.
Western Terminus:
Hwy 21 junction north of Grand Bend;
Eastern Terminus:
Hwy 23 junction at Russeldale.
69) Children's Museum of Manhattan is located on 83rd Street
between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway in New York City.
Address: The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd St., New York, NY 10024
70) Goethe-Institut New York is located on 83rd Street, Manhattan
Address: 1014 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028
83 in Sports & Games
71) Baseball's 83rd World Series (1986): New York Mets defeats Boston Red Sox 4-3
In their three most recent World Series appearances— 1946, 1967, and 1975—
the Red Sox had battled to a 7th game only to lose. This time they came within
one strike of winning the crown in the 6th game— Red Sox was winning 5-3
in the bottom of the 10th inning. After two outs, three Mets singled drove in
a run. Bob Stanley relieved Schiraldi and had two strikes on Mookie Wilson when
a wild pitch let in the tying run, and then Wilson's grounder went through
first baseman Bill Buckner's legs as the winning Met bounded across the plate.
After a 3-0 Boston lead in the 7th game, the Red Sox lost to the Mets 8-5.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 418
72) Four players are tied for 54th place with 83 stolen bases:
Tommy McCarthy (1890), Billy Hamilton (1896), Ty Cobb (1911), Willie Wilson (1979)
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 2310
73) Syracuse Nationals' Dolph Schayes holds the record for most free throws made— 83,
in a 7-game NBA Playoff Series against the Boston Celtics (1959)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 870
74) Jim Taylor of the Green Bay Packers has 83 rushing touchdowns and
10 receiving touchdowns. His 93 total touchdowns ranked 9th lifetime
in the NFL among running backs through the 1989 season. Jim Taylor's
lifetime 8597 rushing yards was ranked 10th (1989) and 21st (2003).
75) 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats John Newcombe
(6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4) on July 5, 1969.
76) 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong
(6-3, 4-6, 8-6) on July 2, 1976.
77) 83rd Kentucky Derby was won by Iron Liege in 2:02.2
with Jockey William Hartack aboard (May 4, 1957).
78) 83rd Preakness Stakes was won by Bold Ruler in 1:56.2
with Jockey Eddie Arcaro aboard (May 18, 1957).
79) 83rd Belmont Stakes was won by Counterpoint in 2:29
with Jockey David Gorman aboard (June 16, 1951).
83 in Art, Books, Music, & Film
80) Woodblock Print 83
of 100 Views of Edo (1856-1858)
by Japanese painter & printmaker
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858)
is titled "Susaki and Shinagawa"
showing a seascape and a harbor
with 9 boats with white sails.
81) Krishna Print 83 shows "A youthful Krishna with his flute"
from the Krishna Darshan Art Gallery featuring 122 paintings of Lord Krishna.
82) Volume 83 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "French Novelists Since 1960"
Catharine Savage Brosman (Ed.), Gale Research, Detroit, 1989
DLB 83 is the third of three volumes in the DLB series devoted to French fiction writers of the 20th century. The first two volumes DLB 65 and DLB 72 covered the periods 1900-1930 and 1930-1960 respectively. The present volume covers 32 French novelists including Romain Gary
Georges Perec, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Françoise Sagan, Claude Simon, and Elie Wiesel.
83) Volume 83 of the Shakespearean Criticism
covers the Criticism of William Shakespeare's
Plays and Poetry, from the First Published Appraisals to Current Evaluations
Janet Witalec (Ed.), Thomson Gale, Farmington Hills, MI, 2004
The present volume covers the theme of Friendship, King Lear,
The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Troilus and Cressida.
Volume 1 of this series was edited by Laurie Lanzen Harris (1984).
84) Volume 83 of the Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
covers the following writers: Theodore Dreiser, Ernst Haeckel, Anthony Hope,
Paul Léautaud, Nishida Kitaro, and Mário de Sá-Carneiro.
Jennifer Baise (Ed.), The Gale Group, Farmington Hills, MI, 1999
85) Volume 83 of the Contemporary Literary Criticism
covers the following writers: Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Samuel Beckett,
Jorge Luis Borges, Carolyn Forché, Caroline Gordon, Joy Harjo, Erica Jong,
Martin Luther King, Jr., Marshall McLuhan, Thomas Merton, Sabine Ulibarrí
Jennifer Baise (Ed.), Gale Research Inc., Detroit, 1994
86) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #83 in G Minor (1785) is called "The Hen" and
Movements: I-Allegro spiritoso, II-Andante, III-Menuet (Alegretto), IV-Finale (Vivace)
87) Beethoven's Opus #83 are three songs written in 1810.
#1-Wonne der Wehmut, #2-Sehnsucht, #3-Mit einem gemalten Band
88) Felix Mendelssohn's Opus #83 is Piano Variations in B Flat Major (1841).
(Recording: Mendelssohn, Complete Piano Music)
89) Johannes Brahms's Opus #83 is Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (1881).
90) Sergei Prokofiev's Opus #83 is Piano Sonata #7 in B-flat Major (1942)
(Peter Dimitriew recording)
90A) Gypsy 83 is a film written and directed by Todd Stephens (2004)—
a follow-your-dream inspirational comedy in the clothing of the Goth cult.
91) Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986) was selected
as the 83rd best film in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998).
The film showed Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), a young recruit in Vietnam facing
a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
92) Morocco (1930) was selected as the 83rd best love stories film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (2002).
Directed by Josef von Sternberg, the film starred Marlene Dietrich & Gary Cooper.
93) The Phantom of the Opera (1925) was selected as the 83rd best thriller film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001).
Directed by Rupert Julian, the film starred Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin.
94) Father of the Bride (1950) was selected as the 83rd funniest film
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000).
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film starred Spencer Tracy,
Joan Bennett, & Elizabet Taylor. (Review)
95) Bette Midler's song "The Rose" from the film The Rose (1979) was
selected as the 83rd best song in AFI 100 Years... 100 Songs (2004).
Directed by Mark Rydell; Music & Lyrics: Amanda McBroom.
83 in the Bible
96) 83rd word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = and
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.
5: And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
— Genesis I.1-5 (1611)
97) The 83rd Psalm is a prayer against the enemies of Israel:
Keep not thou silence, O God:
hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
Let them be confounded and troubled for ever;
yea, let them be put to shame and perish:
That men may know that thou,
whose name alone is JEHOVAH,
art the most hight over all the earth
Psalms 83.1, 17-18 (1023 BC),
98) 83rd Book of Enoch describes the Dream Visions told to Methuselah:
And now, my son Methuselah, I will show thee all my visions which I have seen.
I saw in a vision how the heaven collapsed and was borne off and fell to the earth.
And when it fell to the earth I saw how the earth was swallowed up in a great abyss,
and mountains were suspended on mountains, and hills sank down on hills, and high trees
were rent from their stems, and hurled down and sunk in the abyss... After that I arose
and prayed and implored and besought, and wrote down my prayer for the generations of
the world, and I will show everything to thee, my son Methuselah. And when I had gone
forth below and seen the heaven, and the sun rising in the east, and the moon setting
in the west, and a few stars, and the whole earth, and everything as  He had known it
in the beginning, then I blessed the Lord of judgement and extolled Him because He
had made the sun to go forth from the windows of the east,  and he ascended and rose
on the face of the heaven, and set out and kept traversing the path shown unto him.

Book of Enoch LXXXIII.1, 3-4, 10-11 (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, pp. 111-112
99) 83rd Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said, "Images are visible to people, but the light within them
is hidden in the image of the Father's light. He will be disclosed,
but his image is hidden by his light."

Gospel of Thomas 83 (114 sayings of Jesus, circa 150 A.D.)
(trans. Marvin Meyer, 1992; adapted by Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief, p. 238)
100) Chapter 83 of Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):
Maria [Mary Magdalene] worshipped at the feet of Jesus and said:
"My Lord, be not angry with me, that I question thee, for we question
all things with assurance and certainty. For thou has once said to us:
'Seek and ye shall find, and knock and it shall be opened to you,
for everyone that seeks will find, and to everyone that knocks it
will be opened to him'. Now at this time, my Lord, whom will I find,
or to whom shall we knock, or rather who is able to say to us
the answer to the words on which we question thee, or rather who
knows the power of the words which we will question? Because with
understanding (mind) thou has given us understanding (mind) of the light;
and thou hast given us perception and greatly elevated thought.
For this reason now there is no one who exists in the world of mankind,
nor who exists in the height of the aeons who is able to say to us
the answer to the words which we question, except thyself alone who
knowest the All, and art complete in the All... Now at this time, my Lord,
be not angry with me, but reveal to me the subject on which I will question thee."
It happened when Jesus heard these words which Maria Magdalene spoke,
he, Jesus, answered moreover and said to her: "Question that which thou
dost wish to question, and I will reveal it with assurance and certainty.
Truly, truly,
I say to you: rejoice with great joy, and be exceedingly
glad. If you question everything with assurance, I will be exceedingly
about the manner in which one should inquire. Now at this time question
that which thou dost question, and I will reveal it with joy."
Now it happened when Maria heard these words which the
Saviour said, she rejoiced with great joy, and she was exceedingly glad.
She said to Jesus: "My Lord and my Saviour, of what kind are the
24 invisible ones, and of what type, or rather, of what form
are they, or of what form is their light?"
Pistis Sophia Ch. 83
(Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, pp. 184-185)
83 in Philosophy & Religion
101) Hymn 83 in Book 5 of the Rig Veda is a song of praise
to the Rain-God Parjanya in the form of a bull:
1. Sing with these songs thy welcome to the Mighty, with adoration praise and call Parjanya.
The Bull, loud roaring, swift to send his bounty, lays in the plants the seed. for germination.
3. Like a car-driver whipping on his horses, he makes the messengers of rain spring forward.
Far off resounds the roaring of the lion, what time Parjanya fills the sky with rain-cloud.
4. Forth burst the winds, down come the lightning-flashes: the plants shoot up,
the realm of light is streaming. Food springs abundant for all living creatures,
what time Parjanya quickens earth with moisture.
8. Lift up the mighty vessel, pour down water, and let the liberated streams rush forward.
Saturate both the earth and heaven with fatness, and for the cows let there be drink abundant.
10. Thou hast poured down the rain-flood now withhold it. Thou hast made desert
places fit for travel. Thou hast made herbs to grow for our enjoyment: yea,
thou hast won thee praise from living creatures.

Rig Veda, Book 5, 83.1, 3-4, 8, 10 (circa 1500 B.C.)
101A) Chapter 83 in Papyrus of Ani, Egyptian Book of the Dead:
Chapter for being transformed into a Bennu-bird—
I have flown up like the primeval ones, I have become Khepri, I have grown as a plant, I have clad myself as a tortoise, I am the essence of every god, I am the seventh of those seven uraei who came into being in the West, Horus who makes brightness with his person, that god who was against Seth, Thoth who was among you in that judgment of Him who presides over Letopolis together with the Souls of Heliopolis, the flood which was between them. I have come on the day when I appear in glory with the strides of the gods, for I am Khons who subdued the lords.
As for him who knows this pure chapter, it means going out into the day after death and being transformed at will, being in the suite of Wennefer, being content with the food of Osiris, having invocation-offerings, seeing the sun; it means being hale on earth with Re and being vindicated with Osiris, and nothing evil shall have power over him. A matter a million times true.

Egyptian Book of the Dead: Book of Going Forth by Day
Complete Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 83 (circa 1250 B.C.)
(translated by Raymond Faulkner),
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1994, Plate 27
102) Hermes's grief in Line 83 from Book 5 of Homer's Odyssey
But the great-hearted Odysseus he found not within;
for he sat weeping on the shore, in his accustomed place,
racking his heart with tears and groans and griefs.
There he would look out over the unresting sea, shedding tears.
And Calypso, the beautiful goddess, questioned Hermes,

Homer, The Odyssey, V.81-86 (circa 800 BC)
(translated by A. T. Murray, revised by George E. Dimock,
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1995, p. 189
103) Aphorism 83 of Symbols of Pythagoras:
In terra ne naviges.
Do not go to sea on dry land.
When at Rome do as the Romans do.

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. 87
104) Section 83 of Plato's Phaedo— The Soul sees the Intelligible & the Invisible:
Philosophy takes over the soul in this condition and by gentle persuasion
tries to set it free. She points out that observation by means of the eyes
and ears and all the other senses is entirely deceptive, and she urges
the soul to refrain from using them unless it is necessary to do so,
and encourages it to collect and concentrate itself by itself, trusting
nothing but its own independent judgment upon objects considered in
themselves, and attributing no truth to anything which it views indirectly
as being subject to variation, because such objects are sensible and
visible but what the soul itself sees is intelligible and invisible...
It is for these reasons, Cebes, that true philosophers exhibit
self-control and courage

Plato (428-348 BC), Phaedo 83a-b, 83e (360 BC)
(trans. Hugh Tredennick), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 66
105) 83rd Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: Canto VI— The Spiritually Mature
True men give up everything; the righteous do not speak
wishing for sensuous pleasures. Touched now by pleasure,
now by pain, the spiritually mature show neither elation nor depression.

Buddha, Dhammapada Verse 83 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Sangharakshita, Dhammapada: The Way of Truth, 2001, p. 36)
106) 83rd Verse in Chapter 18 of Astavakra Gita
(Sage Astavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
The wise one has neither enmity with the world nor love of self-realization.
Freed from happiness and sorrow, he is neither alive nor dead.

Astavakra Gita Chapter 18, Verse 83 (circa 400 B.C.)
translated by Radhakamal Mukerjee, Astavakra Gita,
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, India, 1971, p. 161.
107) 83rd Aphroism Patanjali's Yoga Sutra:
The observances are Cleanliness, Contentment, Purificatory action,
study and the making of the Lord the motive of all action.

Vyasa Commentary: Of these, Cleanliness is external when brought about by
earths and water, and consists in the eating of pure things. It is internal
when it consists in the washing away of impurities of the mind.
Contentment is the absence of desire to secure more of the necessities
of life than one already possesses. Purificatory action consists in the
pairs of opposites. Study is the reading of the sciences of liberation (Moksa)

Patanjali (circa 200 B.C.), Yoga Sutra II.32: Aphroism 83 (circa 200 B.C.)
translated by Rama Prasada, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 1995, pp. 159-60
108) In Section 83 of Lankavatara Sutra, Buddha answers Mahamati
the Bodhisatva-Mahasattva's questions on the various
stages of Bodhisattvahood and entering Buddha-truths:
When the Bodhisattva attains the stage of Joy, he is kept away from all evil
courses belonging to the philosopers and enters upon the path of supra-worldly truths.
When all the conditions of truth are brought to consummation, he discerns that the
course of all things starts with the notion of Maya; and after the attainmentof the
noble truth of self-realization, he earnestly desires to put a stop to speculative
theorisation; and going up in succession through the stages of Bodhisattvahood
he finally reaches the stage of Dharma-Cloud (dharmamegha). After this,
he reaches as far as the stage of Tathagatahood where the flowers of the Samadhis,
powers, self-control, and psychic faculties are in bloom. After reaching here,
in order to bring all beings to maturity, he shines like the moon in water, with
varieties of rays of transformation. Perfectly fulfilling the ten inexhaustible vows,
he preaches the Dharma to all beings according to their various understandings.
The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, p. 196)
109) 83rd Verse of Sagathakam: Lankavatara Sutra:
One seed and no-seed are of the same stamp,
and one seed and all seed also;
and in one mind you see multiplicity.
The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, p. 233)
110) In the 99 Names of Allah, the 83rd Name is Ar-Ra'uf:
The Compassionate, The One with extreme Mercy.
["Al-Malik, the King, who is king of kings" was listed as the 83rd Name of Allah
in Arthur Jeffrey, Islam: Muhammad and His Religion (1958), pp. 93-98].
111) Chapter 83 of Mohammed's Holy Koran is titled "The Deceivers in Measuring"
Woe to the defrauders,
Who, when they take the measure (of their dues) from men take it fully,
But when they measure out to others or weigh out for them, they are deficient.
Do not these think that they shall be raised again
For a mighty day,
The day on which men shall stand before the Lord of the worlds?...
Those who are drawn near (to Allah) shall witness it.
Most surely the righteous shall be in bliss,
On thrones, they shall gaze;
You will recognize in their faces the brightness of bliss.

Mohammed, Holy Koran Chapter 83.1-6, 83.21-24 (7th century AD)
(translated by M. H. Shakir, Holy Koran, 1983)
112) 83rd Verse of Chapter 5 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
The perfection of charity (dana-paramita) is superior to
all else. One should not neglect the greater for the lesser value,
even if the limits of conventional conduct must be ignored.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
V.83 (Guarding of Total Awareness: Samprajanyaraksana) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 169)
113) 83rd Verse of Chapter 8 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
But Buddhahood is obtained by even a fraction of the effort
required in hundreds of millions of years in the realms of
rebirth. From the course of sorrow comes great sorrow, and
the one involvedin desire has neither Buddhahood nor Enlightenment.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VIII.83 (Perfection of Contemplation: Dhyana-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 201)
114) Section 83 of Record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds":
"What is the purpose of the Patriarch [Bodhidharma]'s coming from the West?"
The Master replied, "Go ahead, tell me if there is none!"
The questioner continued, "I don't understand!"
The Master remarked, "That was one hell of a question!"
Master Yunmen (864-949),
Record of the Chan Master "Gate of the Clouds"
translated by Urs App, Kodansha International, NY & Tokyo, 1994, p. 126
115) Case 83 of Hekiganroku: Ummon's "The Old Buddha Communes with the Pillar"
Main Subject: Ummon spoke to his disciples and said, "The old Buddha
communes with the pillar. What level of spiritual activity would that be?"
And he himself gave the answer for them, saying, "Clouds gather over the
southern hill, rain falls on the northern mountain."

Setcho's Verse:
Rain on the northern mountain, clouds over the southern hill;
Four sevens and two threes, I see them face to face!
In Korea they assemble in the lecture hall,
In China they have not beaten the drum or rung the bell,
Joy in the midst of pain, pain in the midst of joy;
Who dares to say, "Gold is the same as soil"?

Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 83 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 361-363)
116) Aphroism 83 of Guigo's Meditations:
True charity knows God.
Guiges de Chastel (1083-1137), Meditations of Guigo, Prior of the Charterhouse
translated by John J. Jolin, Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 1951, p. 16
117) Parzival brings healing gems to cure his uncle Anfortas, the Fisher King
in the 83rd Line of Chapter 16 in Eschenbach's Parzival:
One brought to him a cheerful mood,
And some for joy and cure were good,
As each one had the quality.
In them vast power one could see
Whose skill his wit can strengthen.
In this way they must lengthen
Anfortas' life— their heart he bore.
His fate brought on them grieving sore.
But joy is reaching him afresh,
For he has reached Terr' de Salvaesch'

Wolfram von Eschenbach (1165-1217) Parzival (1195)
Book XVI: "Parzival Becomes King of the Grail", Lines 81-90
(translated by Edwin H. Zeydel & Bayard Quincy Morgan,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1951, p. 325)
118) Section 83 in Chapter II:
"The Essentials of Learning"
of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu (1175):
By enlarging one's mind, one can enter into all the things in the world.
As long as anything is not yet entered into, there is still something outside
the mind. The mind of ordinary people is limited to the narrowness of what
is seen and what is heard. The sage, however, fully develops his nature and
does not allow what is seen or heard to fetter his mind. He regards everything
in the world as his own self. This is why Mencius said that if one exerts
his mind to the utmost he can know nature and Heaven. Heaven is so vast that
there is nothing outside of it. Therefore the mind that leaves something
outside is not capable of uniting itself with the mind of heaven.

Chu Hsi (1130-1200), Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu)
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan
Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, pp. 74-75
119) Section 83 of William of Auvergne's The Trinity, or the First Principle:
Therefore, the first action comes from the first agent through itself alone. In this way it is necessary that the First must emanate through itself something from the first source; otherwise, it will not be the First, for what needs fewer things is necessarily prior and more perfect... Likewise, what is less distant from unity necessarily is a lesser plurality, and what is more distant from plurality is a truer unity, because it is more a unity.
William of Auvergne (1180-1249), The Trinity, or the First Principle, Ch. XIV
(translated by Roland J. Teske & Francis C. Wade,
Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 1989, pp. 119-120)
120) Letter 83 of The Letters of Marsilio Ficino:
Marsilio Ficino to Benedetto Colucci, rhetorician of Pistoia: greetings.
You urge me to press on unremittingly in defence of religion, as I have begun.
This I will try to do with all my powers, Benedetto; not because religion
needs defenders of this kind, for it always withstands hostile assailants by
the ordinance of God, whose will is ever to be praised amongst all peoples.
But rather I shall do it because I seem only to live happily, indeed only
to live at all, when I write, speak and think about the divine.
In fact I believe the human race would be less happy than any beast
if it were deprived of the worship of God. I leave out of account its involved
and ceaseless obsession with the helpless, feeble and continually ailing body.
But if hope for the divine be removed, rational enquiry, the very activity which
seems to make us superior to beasts, undoubtedly renders us more miserable than
beasts through regret for the past, dread of the future, anxiety over the present,
knowledge of evils and insatiable desire for innumerable possessions.
Blessed are the heavenly beings who know all things in light.
Free of care are the beasts in utter darkness who understand nothing. Anxious
and unhappy are men who between the two grope, stumble, and jostle in cloud.
Only the divine light can bestow on us truth and happiness through the fruits
of devotion and the gift of mercy.

Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), Letter to Benedetto Colucci
The Letters of Marsilio Ficino, Vol. I, Shepheard-Walwyn, London, 1975, pp. 132-133
121) 83rd Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
The heaven into which they are taken is to be seen to the right of their world [Jupiter], so separated from the heaven of angels from our world. The angels in that heaven appear dressed in bright blue studded with small gold stars. This is because they were fond of that colour while in the world. They also believed it to be the most heavenly colour, especially because they are in a state of good of love corresponding to that colour.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 83
(translated from Latin by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, p. 57)
122) Section 83 of Wang Yang Ming's Instructions for Practical Living:
The Teacher said: “There is no thing [or event] outside the mind.
For instance, when a thought rises in my mind to serve my parents filially,
then serving my parents filially is a thing [or event].”

Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529),
Instructions for Practical Living or Ch'uan-hsi lu (1518), I.83
(translated by Wing-tsit Chan, Columbia University Press, NY, 1963, p. 54)
123) Chapter 83 of Franklin Merell-Wolff's Pathways through to Space (1936)
 Thou Monster, spawned of Ignorance impregnated by human ideation; Appearing glamorous, promising all, Yet deceiving ever, rewarding fidelity with empty cups. Like a beautiful lake thou appearest, Offering rest and refreshment to the traveler weary; But a mirage thou art, ever receding, Leading on and on to desert barrenness. Appearing again as multi-colored rainbow, Promising the gold never to be found. Intriguing with a seeming joy and victory, Jeering at thy victims as they, Compounding sorrow and defeat, die disillusioned. Empty art thou, void of all value, Ghost of that which might have been; Beguiling all onward till, caught in thy web, They struggle, helpless and forlorn; Demanding full loyalty, rewarding with illusion's drug, Dream-stuff, turning to ashes on the morrow of waking. Binding in ceaseless travail thy victims, Draining the substance of the soul, Leaving man ever poorer and poorer and poorer. Thee, I challenge to mortal combat, To a war that knows no quarter, Thou vampire, draining the life of this Great Orphan. In that battle may there be no truce, No end, until the Day of Victory Absolute. Thou reduced shalt be, to a dream utterly forgotten. Then man, once more Free, Shall journey to his Destiny. Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1887-1985), Pathways through to Space, Chapter LXXXIII: Sangsara (October 28, 1936) (2nd Edition, Julian Press, NY, 1973, pp. 219-220)
124) Chapter 83 of Wei Wu Wei's Ask the Awakened (1963)
is titled "The Wave-Mechanism Symbol of Transmigration":
The late Nyanatiloka Thera explains transmigration by the analogy
of the undulatory motion of a wave. In view of the Buddhist denial
of any species of entity this analogy is of particular interest.
The wind of desire instigates a vertical movement in situ,
limited by the force of inertia. This vertical movement is transmitted—
by some such process as displacement— to the adjoining body of water,
and from that to the next, and so on until the initial impulse (karmic)
is exhausted or until the succession of bodies reaches a rising shore
on which the vertical mass breaks down for lack of the resistance of
further bodies of water. Superficial observers of this process mistake
the vertical motion sur place for a horizontal motion, and think
that a body of water, called a wave, is actually moving, swept on by
the wind, towards the shore until it disintegrates thereon.
Is this a generally accurate image of the process of transmigration?
Each 'body of water', or so-called wave, here symbolises a birth-and-death or
'incarnation', inits vertical rise and fall, and its fall transmits the impulse
to its successor. But no movement in our time sense— which is 'horizontal'—
actually takes place: there is merely a vertical rising and falling. The only
transmission is of impulse by pressure; no entity exists or passes, no quality,
no quantity, nothing specific, just an energy— of increasing or decreasing
velocity. The wind of craving maintains or increases this pressure, and when its
own force fails the whole process lapses and relative immobility returns, the
multitudinous 'wave-bodies' re-becoming just water.
Superficial observers think that the transmigration of an entity
takes place in a space-time dimension, but in this image only an impulse is
transmitted from wave-body to wave-body, producing what is from a horizontal
viewpoint a static effect. And the wind of desire alone brings about such
transmission, and such 'static' effect, which is 'life' between 'birth' and 'death'.
Is this illustration adequate? Any kind of transmigration must
necessarily be samsaric, that is phenomenal, for noumenon could not be
involved, but it would have to be admitted that selected wave-bodies could by
reintegration with still water (awakening or enlightenment) be freed from the
wind of desire, and so be eliminated from the process, which is an occurtrence
for which the illustration does not allow.
That however, may not invalidate the analogy, for transmigration
(or reincarnation) cannot really exist (as indeed the Maharshi formally stated),
that is to say it can only appear to exist phenomenally (in samsara). But
Awakening, which is said to end transmigration, is not phenomenal and should not
be phenomenally perceptible, since the awakened state is not as such in the
'horizontal' direction of measurement and should not directly effect any samsaric
process. If it is necessary to arrive at a satisfactory understanding of the
transmigration phenomenon so universally accepted, as such, by the Masters,
this seems to be a valuable suggestion and is stated by Nyanatiloka,
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Ask the Awakened (1963), pp. 195-197
125)
 Paul Brunton (1898-1981), Notebooks of Paul Brunton, XV, Paras #83 from various chapters Volume 15: Advanced Contemplation & The Peace Within You, Larson Publications, Burdett, NY, 1988, Part I: pp. 14, 102, 226; Part II: pp. 12, 47, 88 (Excerpts) Para #83 from Volume 15 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "Advanced Contemplation"— The Short Path man ought not to depend on authorities, scriptures, rules, regulations, organizations, gurus, or writings. His past history may outwardly force such an association on him, but inwardly he will seek to liberate himself from it. For his ultimate aim is to reach a point where no interpreter, medium, or transmitter obtrudes him and the Overself. (1.83) The man who enters the Long Path is too often seeking compensation for disappointment, whereas the man who enters the Short one usually is attracted to the joy of fulfilment in the Overself. (5.83) What we call here the Void, following the Mongolian-Tibetan tradition, is not dissimilar from what the Spanish Saint John of the Cross called "complete detachment and emptiness of spirit." It is a casting-out of all impressions from the mind, an elimination of every remembered or imagined experience from it, a turning-away from every idea even psychically referable to the five senses and the ego; finally, even a loss of personal identity. (8.83) Para #83 from Volume 15 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "The Peace Within You"— There is immense joy in being released from the close-knit web of the ego, in escaping from himself. (1.83) The more successfully he can keep himself free from worldly ties, the more extensively he will be able to serve mankind. (3.83) In her book Mysticism Evelyn Underhill writes: "The psychic state of Quiet has a further value for the mystic, as being the intellectual complement and expression of the moral state of humility and receptivity: the very condition, says Eckhart, of the New Birth. It may be asked whether this Birth is best accomplished in Man when he does the work and forms and thinks himself into God, or when he keeps himself in Silence, stillness and peace, so that God may speak and work in him." (4.83)
126) "Becoming Simple" is Lesson 83
of Subramuniyaswami's Merging with Siva (1999):
When one begins to meditate, he should approach it dynamically, for it is becoming more alive. He is penetrating his awareness into the very source of life itself, for eventually he hopes to attain the ultimate goal, merger with Siva, the experience of the Self beyond all time, beyond all form, beyond all cause. The experience of Parasivais attained only when one has become very simple, direct, uncomplicated. When a new nerve system has been built within this very body, strong enough to hold awareness within enough so that awareness itself can completely dissolve itself into its own essence, Satchidananda and Parasivaare experienced. After that dynamic experience, man's heritage in this lifetime, one enters back into the mind— which is all form, creating, preserving, destroying, completely finished in all areas of manifestation— and moves freely through the mind, seeing it for what it is.
Parasivais the ultimate goal in merging with Siva, the realization of the Self in its totality. How does one know that one has experienced such an experience if you cannot speak of it, if it is beyond the mind, thought, cause, time and space? And yet one does know and vibrantly knows. There are various signposts. One is that one could go into Parasivaan ignorant person and come out wise. Another: the urgency, the goal, the quest, is over. He loses something: the desire for Self Realization. Another signpost is that the Self, the very core of existence, is always his point of reference. He relates to the exterior world only as an adult relates to the children's toys. Parasivais to be sought for, worked for and finally attained. But a lot of work must be done first.
Choose a time for your meditation. Sit up so straight and strong and dynamic that you feel you are at that very moment the center of the universe. Regulate your breath so precisely that awareness flows freely out of the realm of thought into the perceptive areas of the mind. Then begin meditating on the two forces, odic and actinic. Be like the spaceman high above the surface of the Earth looking at the odic forces of the cities. Look then, too, at the odic forces, the magnetic forces, that motivate your life within yourself and between people and you and things. Feel the actinic force flooding out from the central source of energy itself. And then turn awareness in upon itself. Simply be aware of being aware. Sit in dynamic bliss. And in coming out of this meditation, next feel the power of the spine, vibrant energy flooding out through the nerve system, the hands, the arms, the legs, the head. Enter back into life joyfully, joyously.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
Merging with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics
Himalayan Academy, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 171-172
127) Chapter 83 of Zen Master Seung Sahn's
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha
is titled "Dialogue with Swami X":
A prominent yogi invited Seung Sahn Soen-sa for a talk...
Soen-sa: How should you keep your mind during yoga?
Swami: We should merge with mind into the inner self.
And the mind should be without any objects.
Soen-sa: Then my self and my mind—
are they the same or different?
Swami: When mind goes within, into the inner self,
it becomes one with the inner self.
But when it comes out, for that time it is separate.
Soen-sa: Mind has no inside or outside. So how can it
become one with the self or separate from it?
Swami: Then who acts outside, if not mind?
Soen-sa: What is mind?
Swami: Mind is the tendency of the self which goes
out to do actions. When it goes inside,
it becomes the self, and when it is
outside, it does things in the world.
Soen-sa: Mind has no inside and no outside. Thinking makes
inside, outside, consciousness, mind—
everything is made by thinking. So mind is no mind.
Swami: When mind takes the form of outside objects it becomes the mind.
But when it goes inside and forgets all objects,
it again becomes the self and the consciousness.
Soen-sa: Who makes inside, who makes outside,
who makes consciousness, who makes objects?
Swami: Do you know who made you?
Swami: What do you think? Who made the world?
Soen-sa: In front of you, there are many apples and oranges.
Seung Sahn (born 1927),
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha:
The Teaching of Zen Master Seung Sahn
,
Edited by Stephen Mitchell, Grove Press, New York, 1976, pp. 191-195
83 in Poetry & Literature
128) Han-shan's Poem 83 of Collected Songs of Cold Mountain:
I have a coat
neither sheer nor twilled silk
neither red nor purple
summer it serves as a shirt
winter it serves as a cape
winter and summer always in use
yearlong only this
Han-shan (fl. 627-649), Collected Songs of Cold Mountain,
Poem 83 (translated by Red Pine, 1990)
( Robert G. Henricks translation, 1990; Burton Watson translation, 1962)
129) Poem 83 of Su Tung-p'o (1036-1101)
is titled "Dipping Water from the River and Simmering Tea" (1100):
Living water needs living fire to boil;
lean over Fishing Rock, dip the clear deep current;
store the spring moon in a big gourd, return it to the jar;
divide the night stream with a little dipper, drain it into the kettle.
Frothy water, simmering, whirls bits of tea;
pour it and hear the sound of wind in pines.
Hard to refuse three cups to a dried-up belly;
I sit and listen— from the old town, the striking of the hour.

translated by Burton Watson,
Su Tung-P'o: Selections from a Sung Dynasty Poet,
Columbia University Press, New York, 1965, p. 131
Expanded edition, Copper Canyon Press, 1994, p. 140)
130) Verse 83 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
Shapes of all Sorts and Sizes, great and small,
That stood along the floor and by the wall;
And some loquacious Vessels were; and some
Listen'd perhaps, but never talk'd at all.
(translated by Edward Fitzgerald, London, 1st Ed. 1859, 2nd Ed. 1868)
131) Verse 83 of Rumi Daylight:
Some persons, relying on the promise of "tomorrow",
have wandered for years around that door,
but "tomorrow" never comes.

Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273), Mathnawi, I.2279
Rumi Daylight, Verse 83
(Edited by Camille & Kabir Helminski, 1994, p. 58)
132) The 83rd Canto of Dante's Commedia is Canto 16 of Paradiso
where Dante is in the Fifth Heaven, the Sphere of Mars.
He queries his great-great-grandfather Cacciaguida,
who tells him that he was born on March 25, 1091.
Dante learns about his ancestors and the population
and notable families of Florence in Cacciaguida's time.
( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1982)
133) Dante proclaims his long study and great love for
Virgil and his poetry in the 83rd line of the Inferno:
 "O de li altri poeti onore e lume vagliami 'l lungo studio e 'l grande amore che m'ha fatto cercar lo tuo volume. "O light and honor of all other poets, may my long study and the intense love that made me search your volume serve me now.
Inferno I.82-84 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
134) Dante incited to learn the cause of the great light as he flies
through the Sphere of Fire in the 83rd line of Paradiso:
 La novità del suono e 'l grande lume di lor cagion m'accesero un disio mai non sentito di cotanto acume. The newness of the sound and the great light incited me to learn their cause— I was more keen than I had ever been before.
Paradiso I.82-84 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984, p. 7)
135) Poem 83 of The Zen Works of Stonehouse:
Everyone I meet says the world's ways are hard
even where it's peaceful they can't find peace
except for T'ao Ch'ien's Ode to Retirement
no one else mentions resigning
Ch'ing-hung (1272-1352), The Zen Works of Stonehouse, Poem 83
translated by Red Pine (Bill Porter),
Mercury House, San Francisco, p. 43 (Zen Poems)
136) Verse 83 of Hafiz: The Tongue of the Hidden:
Through my declining years companions three
Have loyal stayed: the first one, poverty;
The second, solitude; the third is pain;—
But stay! A fourth fills one small cup for me!

Hafiz (1320-1389), Hafiz: The Tongue of the Hidden, Verse 83
adaptation by Clarence K. Streit, Viking Press, NY, 1928
(Author on Time cover, March 27, 1950)
137) Verse 83 of The Divan of Hafez:
If a heart carried a burden because of a beloved's glance,
Or if an adventure fell between a lover and a beloved, let it be.
Tale-bearers caused a lot of vexation. However,
If any abuse happened among the companions, let it be.
Bring wine, one should not take offense along the Path.
And if any offence was mended sincerely, let it be.
Love requires endurance. Stand firm, O heart.
If there was any vexation, it is now gone; and if any mistake, let it be.
Say: "Preacher, do not censure Hafez who left the cloister,
"A free man's feet are not tied. If he went to a place, let it be."

Hafiz (1320-1389), The Divan of Hafez, Verse 83
translated from the Persian by Reza Saberi,
University Press of American, Lanham, MD, 2002, p. 100
138) Line 83 from the Pearl Poet's Pearl: "The sunbeams were only dark and dim"
 The gravayl that on grounde con grynde Wern precious perles of oryente; The sunnebemes bot blo and blynde In respecte of that adubbement. The gravel on the ground below Was precious pearls of Orient light; The sunlight's beams could scarely show Against that glorious splendour bright.
Pearl (c. 1370-1400) Lines 81-84
(Edited by J.J. Anderson, Everyman, London, 1996, p. 4)
(This Pearl translation: by Bill Stanton, another by Vernon Eller)
139) Line 83 from the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
A knight beholds a beautiful lady:
The loveliest to behold looked
no man might truthfully say that
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1375-1400) Lines 81-84
( Edited by J.J. Anderson, Everyman, London, 1996, p. 170)
140) Harp music in Verse 83 of Songs of Kabir:
The harp gives forth murmurous music;
and the dance goes on without hands and feet
It is played without fingers, it is heard without ears:
for He is the ear, and He is the listener.
The gate is locked, but within there is fragrance:
and there the meeting is seen of none.
The wise shall understand it.
Kabir (1398-1448), Songs of Kabir, Verse LXXXIII
(Translated by Rabindranath Tagore, Macmillan, NY, 1916, p. 130)
141) Chapter 83 of Wu Ch'eng-en The Journey to the West:
Mind Monkey knows the elixir source;
Fair girl returns to her true nature.

Look at Pilgrim and the prince! Leading the captains and troops,
they slid inside the cave and immediately mounted the cloudy
luminosity. As they looked about, it was a fine cave indeed!
The sun and moon's familiar orbs
Shine on the same mountains and streams;
Pealy deeps, jade wells warmed and sheathed in mist,
ands many lovely sights.
Red painted towers in layers,
Scarlet walls and green fields endless.
Late autumn lotus and willows of spring—
Such a cave-heaven's rarely seen.

Wu Ch'eng-en (1500-1582),
The Journey to the West or Hsi-yu chi (1518), Volume 4, Chapter 83
(translated by Anthony C. Yu, University of Chicago Press, 1980, p. 137)
142) Beauty can't be captured by painting or poetry
in Sonnet 83 of William Shakespeare:
I never saw that you did painting need,
And therefore to your fair no painting set;
I found, or thought I found, you did exceed
The barren tender of a poet's debt:
And therefore have I slept in your report,
That you yourself, being extant, well might show
How far a modern quill doth come too short,
Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow.
This silence for my sin you did impute,
Which shall be most my glory being dumb;
For I impair not beauty being mute,
When others would give life, and bring a tomb.
There lives more life in one of your fair eyes
Than both your poets can in praise devise.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Sonnets LXXXIII, Commentary
143) Chapter 83 of Hsiao hsiao-sheng's The Golden Lotus (1617)
is titled "Chrysanthemum Spies on Golden Lotus":
Such love as this the world has seldom known
Alas, when things we treasure seem to be in our hands
We lose them.
Tears flow and the west wind carries them away
Like raindrops falling on Yang T'ai.

The moon has its mountains, its fulness, its waning
Mankind has happiness, sorrow, and parting.
When they whisper to each other before the fire
The gods know.
Do not say, then, this is the best time of all.
Hsiao Hsiao-sheng (Ming dynasty),
The Golden Lotus (Chin P'ing Mei), Vol. 4, Chapter 83
(translated by Clement Egerton, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1939, p. 138)
144) 83rd Haiku of Basho's Haiku (1678):
A coloured maple leaf
Fallen on a piece of tofu,
Turns it slightly pink!
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Basho's Haiku, Vol. 2, Haiku 83
(translated by Toshiharu Oseko, Maruzen, Tokyo, 1996, p. 47)
145) Poem 83 of Goethe, the Lyrist: 100 Poems
Dornburg, September, 1828:

When, at dawn, dale, hills, and bower
Shed the mist that on them lies,
And the chalice of the flower
Fills to charm our longing eyes;

When in ether, clouds are carried
And with sunshine would contend,
When an east wind clouds has harried,
Sky-blue sunlight to extend;

Give the sun pure thanks, admire
All his great and kindly powers:
Then with crimson flush he'll fire
Gold horizons as he lowers.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), "Like stars above"
Goethe, the Lyrist: 100 Poems, (translated by Edwin H. Zeydel
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1955, pp. 161-163)
146) 83rd Haiku of Issa's Haiku:
Plum scent—
guest won't mind
the chipped cup.
Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827),
The Dumpling Field: Poems of Issa, Haiku 83
(translated by Lucien Stryk, Swallow Press, Athens, Ohio, 1991, p. 25)
147) 83rd Poem of Thomas Cole:
 Lines Suggested by a Voyage up the Hudson on a Moonlight Night Midnight the hour when silence sleeps When o'er dim vales and craggy steeps The viewless spirits of the sky Pour from their starry urns on high The pearly dew; each bud and flower Moistens its bosom in the shower And every fay1 his goblet fills With nectar which the heaven distills— Hudson! The breeze has ceased to press Thy wave! And on its placidness The moonbeams are caress'd, and lie Bright sleeping undisturbedly Ever should loveliness recline On couch as beautiful as thine— From out thy depths the mountains rise And lift their shadows to the skies— In silent awfulness they tower Like spectres that by magic power Are call'd from some vast black abyss Cav'd in earth's bosom bottomless, Whilst round each huge brow rough and sear The moonlight trembles as in fear. Yon moonlit bark beneath the hill Hath not a breeze its sail to fill But gently on the ebbing flood It glides past mountain rock and wood 'Tis like yon cloud that moves on high Alone— no other cloud is nigh. The winds are still but on it springs Borne by its own aerial wings— I love this stilly hour of night For fancy's visions are more bright Than in the troubled glare of day With all its pomp and proud display— Midnight hath loosed the chain that bound The spirit to its earthly round— Thomas Cole (1801-1848), Thomas Cole's Poetry, Poem 83 (Compiled & Edited by Marshall B. Tymn, 1972, pp. 174-175) (Note 1: fay = fairy) Thomas Cole, Self-Portrait (1836)
148) Chapter 83 of Melville's Moby-Dick (1851):
Jonah was swallowed by the whale in the Mediterranean Sea, and after three days' he was vomited up somewhere within three days' journey of Nineveh, a city on the Tigris, very much more than three days' journey across from the nearest point of the Mediterranean coast. How is that? But was there no other way for the whale to land the prophet within that short distance of Nineveh? Yes. He might have carried him round by the way of the Cape of Good Hope. But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in. Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honor of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar... For by a Portuguese Catholic priest, this very idea of Jonah's going to Nineveh via the Cape of Good Hope was advanced as a signal magnification of the general miracle. And so it was. Besides, to this day, the highly enlightened Turks devoutly believe in the historical story of Jonah. And some three centuries ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish Mosque built in honor of Jonah, in which Mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.
Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby-Dick, Chapter 83: Jonah Historically Regarded
149) 83rd Poem of Emily Dickinson:
 Heart, not so heavy as mine Wending late home— As it passed my window Whistled itself a tune— A careless snatch— a ballad— A ditty of the street— Yet to my irritated Ear An Anodyne so sweet— It was as if a Bobolink Sauntering this way Carolled, and paused, and carolled— Then bubbled slow away! It was as if a chirping brook Upon a dusty way— Set bleeding feet to minuets Without the knowing why! Tomorrow, night will come again— Perhaps, weary and sore— Ah Bugle! By my window I pray you pass once more. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Poem 83 (circa 1859) (edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955, p. 43)
150) 83rd New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
Trial as a Stimulus
far exceeds Wine.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
(Letter 428 to Susan Gilbert Dickinson, about 1874)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr, University of North Carolin Press, 1993, p. 26)
151) There are 84 lines in Walt Whitman's poem Faces (1855).
Line 83 tells about the limitation of philosophy:
The melodious character of the earth,
The finish beyond which philosophy cannot go, and does not wish to go,
The justified mother of men.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Faces, Lines 82-84
A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, Vol. I, Poems, 1855-1856
(Edited by Sculley Bradley, Harold W. Blodgett, Arthur Golden, William White
New York University Press, 1980, p. 137)
152) "Spiritual darkness" in Line 83 of Walt Whitman's Passage to India (1871):
O, vast Rondure, swimming in space!
Cover'd all over with visible power and beauty!
Alternate light and day, and the teeming, spiritual darkness;
Unspeakable, high processions of sun and moon, and countless stars, above;
Below, the manifold grass and waters, animals, mountains, trees;
With inscrutable purpose— some hidden, prophetic intention;
Now, first, it seems, my thought begins to span thee.?

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Passage to India Section 5, Lines 81-87
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. 567)
153)
 83rd Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali: Mother, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck with my tears of sorrow. The stars have wrought their anklets of light to deck thy feet, but mine will hang upon thy breast. Wealth and fame come from thee and it is for thee to give or to withhold them. But this my sorrow is absolutely mine own, and when I bring it to thee as my offering thou rewardest me with thy grace. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 83 Rabindranath Tagore(1861-1941)
154) Poem 83 of Rilke's Book of Images [1906]
is the 6th poem in "From a Stormy Night: Eight Leaves with a Title Leaf":
 In solchen Nächten sind alle die Städte gleich, alle beflaggt. Und an den Fahnen vom Sturm gepackt und wie an Haaren hinausgerissen in irgend ein Land mit ungewissen Umrissen und Flüssen. In allen Gärten ist dann ein Teich, an jedem Teiche dasselbe Haus, in jedem Hause dasselbe Licht; und alle Menschen sehn ähnlich aus und halten die Hände vorm Gesicht. Nights like these, all the cities are the same, all decked with flags. And by the flags seized by the storm and as if by hair torn away into some country with uncertain contours and rivers. In all gardens then there's a pond, by every pond the same house, inside every house the same light; and all the people look alike and hold their hands in front of their faces.
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926),
Book of Images, Poem 83
(translated by Edward Snow)
North Point Press, New York, 1991, pp. 226-227)
155) Line 83 of Rilke's Duino Elegies VII [1923]
on music transcending us:
 Aber ein Turm war groß, nicht wahr? O Engel, er war es,— groß, auch noch neben dir? Chartres war groß—, und Musik reichte noch weiter hinan und überstieg uns. Doch selbst nur eine Liebende—, oh, allein am nächtlichen Fenster... reichte sie dir nicht ans Knie—? But a tower was great, was it not? O Angel, it was— great, even compared to you? Chartres was great, and music reached higher still, transcending us. Yet even a girl in love, oh, alone at her window at night, would she not reach to your knee?
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926),
Duino Elegies, VII.81-85
(translated by Patrick Bridgwater)
Menard Press, London, 1999, pp. 54-55)
(Other translations: Edward Snow; Robert Hunter)
156) 83rd Page lines in James Joyce's Ulysses, (9 samples):
The chemist turned back page after page. Sandy shrivelled (83.4)
smell he seems to have. Shrunken skull. And old. Quest for the (83.5)
philosopher's stone. The alchemists. Drugs age you after mental (83.6)
excitement. Lethargy then. Why? Reaction. A lifetime in a (83.7)
among herbs, ointments, disinfectants. All his alabaster lilypots. (83.9)
— Sweet almond oil and tincture of benzoin, Mr Bloom said, (83.24)
and then orangeflower water... (83.25)
It certainly did make her skin so delicate white like wax. (83.26)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Ulysses, (1st edition, 1922)
Random House, New York (1946), p. 83
157) 83rd Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (15 samples):
when it's hatter's hares, mon, for me, to advance you something (83.1)
like four and sevenpence between hopping and trapping which (83.2)
There was a minute silence before memory's fire's rekindling and (83.4)
then. Heart alive! Which at very first wind of gay gay and whisk- (83.5)
fon to the lux apointlex but he would go good to him suntime (83.9)
much more highly pleased than tongue could tell at this opening (83.16)
of a lifetime and the foretaste of the Dun Bank pearlmothers (83.17)
the Ruadh Cow at Tallaght and then into the Good Woman at (83.19)
funeral fare or fun fain real, Adam and Eve's in Quantity Street (83.22)
by the grace of gamy queen Tailte, her will and testament: You (83.23)
let me truthfully tell you in or out of the lexinction of life and (83.25)
Goalball I've struck this daylit dielate night of nights, by golly! (83.27)
with French hen or the portlifowlium of hastes and leisures, about (83.31)
to continue that, the queer mixture exchanged the pax in embrace (83.32)
god of the day their torgantruce which belittlers have schmall- (83.35)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939), p. 83
158) There are 94 poems in Wallace Stevens, Uncollected Poems.
Poem 83 is titled "Table Talk" (1935):
Granted, we die for good.
Life, then, is largely a thing
Of happens to like, not should.

And that, too, granted, why
Do I happen to like red bush,
Gray grass and green-gray sky?

What else remains? But red,
Gray, green, why those of all?
That is not what I said:

Not those of all. But those.
One likes what one happens to like.
One likes the way red grows.

It cannot matter at all.
Happens to like is one
Of the ways things happen to fall.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955),
Uncollected Poems, Poem 83
Collected Poetry and Prose, Library of America, NY, 1997, p. 566
(Commentary: "Table Talk")
158A) There are 992 letters in Letters of Wallace Stevens (1966):
Letter 83 is "From his Journal"
[New York, December 2, 1903]:
Occasionally there is a shout in the street. People always run and
shout so when it has been snowing. And on looking out of my window
I find that the town is covered with a white mask. Moonlight and snow—
which corner do I turn to enter Paradise?
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955),
Letters of Wallace Stevens,
Selected & Edited by Holly Stevens
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1966, p. 68
159) Chapter 83 of Ezra Pound's Cantos (selections):
and Uncle William dawdling around Notre Dame
in search of whatever
with Notre Dame standing inside it...
the sage
delighteth in water
the humane man has amity with the hills...
as he was standing below the altars
of the spirits of rain...
With clouds over Taishan0Chocorura
when the blackberry ripens
and now the new moon faces Taishan
one must count by the dawn star
Dryad, thy peace is like water
There is September sun on the pools...
the sun as a golden eye
between dark cloud and the mountain...
morning moon against sunrise
like a bit of the best antient greek coinage

Ezra Pound (1885-1972), The Cantos (1-95),
New Directions, NY, 1956, pp. 106-114
160) Poem 83 of e. e. cummings's 95 Poems (1958):
 perished have safe small facts of hilltop (barn house wellsweep forest & clearing) gone are enormous near far silent truths of mountain (strolling is there here everywhere fairyair feelable heavenless warm sweet mistfully whispering rainlife) infinite also ourselves exist sans shallbe or was (laws clocks fears hopes beliefs compulsions doubts & corners) worlds are to dream now dreams are to breathe e. e. cummings (1894-1962), 95 Poems (Norton, 1958), "Poem 83"
161) Page 83 in William Carlos Williams' Paterson (1958):
Poet, poet! sing your song, quickly! or
not insects but pulpy weeds will blot out

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), Paterson (1958)
Edited by Christopher MacGowan
New Directions, NY, 1992, p. 83
(Published in Book II, Section 3, 1948)
162) Sonnet 83 in Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets (1960)
 It's good to feel you close in the night, Love, invisible in your sleep, earnestly nocturnal, while I untangle my confusions like bewildered nets. Absent, your heart sails through dreams, but your body breathes, abandoned like this, searching for me without seeing me, completing my sleep, like a plant that propogates in the dark. When you arise, alive, tomorrow, you'll be someone else: but something is left from the lost frontiers of the night, from that being and nothing where we find ourselves, something that brings us close in the light of life, as if the seal of the darkness branded its secret creatures with a fire. Pablo Neruda(1904-1973) Love Sonnet LXXXIII, 100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1960 (trans. Stephen Tapscott, 1986, p. 177)
163) 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 83:
Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose
blood is running money! Moloch whose fingers
are ten armies! Moloch whose breast is a canni-
bal dynamo! Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb!

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997),
Howl and Other Poems, City Lights Books, 1956, p. 21
164)
 Page 83 in Jack Kerouac's Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings (1941): One Sunday afternoon in July, I heard the music of a violin coming over the radio in the kitchen. At the time, I was sitting in my room staring at a window shade. The song was "To a Wild Rose," and the moment I heard it, I knew where I was:     I was standing on the corner of 44th Street and Broadway in New York on a Saturday afternoon, I should say in the Spring. I was standing near the curb, and everybody was rushing past me, their eyes glued on themselves and not on life. My eyes were glued on life, at that particular moment, because an old man with white hair was standing on the sidewalk laying an old violin. It was "To a Wild Rose." When he finished that, he played Brahms' "Cradle Song." When he had finished that, he started again on "To a Wild Rose," perhaps because those were the only songs he knew, or perhaps the fact that he was blind and would never see a wild rose again accounted for it. At any rate, he played "To a Wild Rose," actually and literally.     My eyes were glued on life.     And they were full of tears. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings, Viking, NY, 1999, p. 83
165) Poem 83 of Michael McClure's Ghost Tantras:
 I have called for thy roooring drohmeth nay blare owth ooonshpraken. Oh pit of eye-tightening delight above pink continents of darkness where island universes float like sunsets o'er Los Angeles. In the day now drooom nortath grahh harrrech. EHH HOOOOOOH GRAHH! GAHR! GRAHGGR HRAHHR GAHHR AIEOOMETTER TOOSH-CHRAA! HRAHWW NARTROOOHM RAHHR. And I am still in awe of the beast creatures moving about me een el droooshoomahr barr en lair tah droom — OH THOU!
Michael McClure (born Oct. 20, 1932),
Ghost Tantras, City Lights Books, 1967, p. 90)
166) Poem 83 in Thomas Merton's Cables to the Ace (1968):
(Solemn Music)

To describe constellations
Hunter and Capricorn
And heavenly Bears
Amid Sanctus sounds
And transports
The golden fury of wires

The lighted years
Of distant space
By modes of music
The questioning vox humana
The disciplines of chant

To measure flight
Expanding silences
And pay attention
To the stillness of the end
Or the beginning
Sanctus
The abyss of brass
The sapphire orchestra

Bear the hot
Well-fired shot
Roaring out
Of the cool dark

And go to meet
In the wet estranged country
The midnight express
Bringing Plato, Prophets, Milton, Blake,
The nine daughters of memory

But use your own numbered line
To go down alone
Into the night sky
Hand over hand
and dig it like a mine.

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
The Collected Poems of Thomas Merton
New Directions, NY, 1977, p. 451-452
167) Poem 83 of The Crane's Bill:
Not seeing that a "Zen man" is no Zen man,
I was a lump of doubt for twenty years—
Kozan's poisoned drum destroyed at last,
Earth and heaven soar like Mount Sumeru.

— Guchu, 1334-1409
Zen Poems of China and Japan: The Crane's Bill
(translated by Lucien Stryk & Takashi Ikemoto, Anchor Books, NY, 1973, p. 52)
168) "Did you know that?" in Line 83
of Mary Oliver's's poem "Flare" (Lines 80-83):
Did you know that the ant has a tongue
with which to gather in all that it can
of sweetness?

Did you know that?
Mary Oliver (born 1935), The Leaf and the Cloud, "Flare", Section 7
Da Capo Press, 2000, p. 4
169) There are 87 aphorisms in Charles Simic's "Assembly Required" (pp. 90-98)
from his Orphan Factory: Essays and Memoirs (1997):
Aphorism 83: Didn't Joyce call poetry "soul butter" somewhere?
Charles Simic (born May 9, 1938),
Orphan Factory: Essays and Memoirs,
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, p. 98
[Note: James Joyce, Finnegans Wake 230.23-24:
"being brung up on soul butter, have recourse of course to poetry"
]
83 in Numerology
170) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 83

INFINITE CIRCLES:
(9 + 5 + 6 + 9 + 5 + 9 + 2 + 5) + (3 + 9 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 5 + 1) = 50 + 33 = 83

INSIGHT KNOWLEDGE:
(9 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 8 + 2) + (2 + 5 + 6 + 5 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 7 + 5) = 41 + 42 = 83

NIRVANA CONSCIOUSNESS:
(7 + 6 + 7 + 1) + (3 + 6 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 9 + 6 + 3 + 1 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 1) = 34 + 49 = 83

SILVER MOONLIGHT:
(7 + 6 + 7 + 1) + (4 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 3 + 9 + 7 + 8 + 2) = 33 + 50 = 83

YOGA PHILOSOPHY:
(7 + 6 + 7 + 1) + (7 + 8 + 9 + 3 + 6 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 7) = 21 + 62 = 83

These web pages "On the Number 83" are dedicated to Professor Harold A. Scheraga
on his 83rd birthday (October 18, 2004). I was fortunate to do my doctorate research
in his laboratory at Cornell University on the physical chemistry of macromolecules.
He provided inspiring guidance in my research work & cultivated in me an insatiable
love of learning which continues to this day. I recall attending a Cornell symposium
in honor of Professor Peter Debye's 80th birthday who was stumping presenters with
engaging questions after their lectures. Professor Scheraga, now at 83 years of age,
is still active as ever researching on the mysteries of protein structural folding,
and sharing his prodigious knowledge at invited lectures around the world.

 © Peter Y. Chou, WisdomPortal.com P.O. Box 390707, Mountain View, CA 94039 email: peter@wisdomportal.com (10-18-2004)