On the Number 66

66 in Mathematics
1) The 33rd even number = 66
2) Product of the 1st even and 17th odd numbers = 2 x 33 = 66
3) Product of the 2nd odd and 11th even numbers = 3 x 22 = 66
4) Product of the 3rd even and 6th odd numbers = 6 x 11 = 66
5) Sum of the 10th & 12th prime numbers = 29 + 37 = 66
6) Sum of the 9th & 14th prime numbers = 23 + 43 = 66
7) Sum of the 6th & 16th prime numbers = 13 + 53 = 66
8) Sum of the 3rd & 18th prime numbers = 5 + 61 = 66
9) Sum of the 20th & 21st composite numbers = 32 + 34 = 66
10) The 11th triangular number = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11 = 66
11) Sum of the 1st prime number & 4th cube number= 2 + 64 = 66
12) Sum of the 4th, 6th, and 10th Fibonacci numbers = 3 + 8 + 55 = 66
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
13) Square root of 66 = 8.1240
14) Cube root of 66 = 4.041240
15) ln 66 = 4.18965 (natural log to the base e)
16) log 66 = 1.81954 (logarithm to the base 10)
17) Sin 66o = 0.913545457
Cos 66o = 0.406736643
Tan 66o = 2.246036774
18) 1/66 expressed as a decimal = 0.015151515
19) The 31st & 32nd digits of e = 66
The 56th & 57th digits of e = 66
The 69th & 70th digits of e = 66
The 95th & 96th digits of e = 66
e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
          9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
20) The 117th & 118th digits of pi, π = 66
The 211th & 212th digits of pi, π = 66
The 257th & 258th digits of pi, π = 66
The 276th & 277th digits of pi, π = 66
The 309th & 310th digits of pi, π = 66
21) The 149th & 150th digits of phi, φ = 66
The 184th & 185th digits of phi, φ = 66
Phi or φ = 1.61803 39887 49894 84820 45868 34365 63811 77203 09179 80576
                      28621 35448 62270 52604 62818 90244 97072 07204 18939 11374
                      84754 08807 53868 91752 12663 38622 23536 93179 31800 60766
                      72635 44333 89086 59593 95829 05638 32266 13199 28290 26788
1.61803398874989484820 is a irrational 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.
22) Binary number for 66 = 1000010
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
23) ASCII value for 66 = B
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
24) Hexadecimal number for 66 = 42
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
25) Octal number for 66 = 102
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
26) The 66th day of the year (non-leap year) = March 7
[Composer Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was born on March 7, 1875]
27) The Roman numeral for 66 is LXVI.
28) Liu Shí Liu is the Chinese ideograph for 66.
29) (60, 6) is the Babylonian number for 66
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), pp. 326-327
30) The Hebrew letters Samech (60) & Vav (6)
add to 66 meaning "to be able"
(Hebrew Alphabet, Hebrew Gematria)
31) 66 in different languages:
Dutch: zestig-zes, French: soixante-six, German: sechzig-sechs, Hungarian: hatvan-hat,
Italian: sessanta-sei, Spanish: sesenta-seis, Swedish: sextio-sex, Turkish: altmis-alti
66 in Science & Technology
32) Atomic Number of Dysprosium (Dy) = 66 (66 protons & 66 electrons)
It is a rare earth element with bright silver luster in the lanthanide series.
33) Chemical Compounds with Molecular Weight = 66
Nitrogen Fluoride, F2N2 = 66.0102
Carbonic Difluoride, CF2O = 66.0069
Malononitrile, C3H2N2 = 66.0614
1,2-Difluoroethane, C2H4F2 = 66.0500
34) Aluminum has a melting point of 660.32o Celsius
35) Methanol, CH3OH, has a boiling point of 66o Celsius (151o Farenheit)
36) Kappa-Bungarotoxin is 66 amino acids long polypeptide, and folds into
an antiparallel β-sheet structure stabilized by 5 conserved disulfide bonds.
37) Nylon 66, is a type of polyamide or nylon. There are many types of nylon:
two most common for textile & plastics industries are nylon 6 and nylon 66.
Nylon 66 is made of two monomers each containing 6 carbon atoms,
hexamethylenediamine and adipic acid, which give nylon 66 its name.
In 2011 worldwide production was 2 million tons. Formula is (C12H22N2O2)n.
38) 66th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Leucine (L)
66th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Lysine (K)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
39) The 66th amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Valine (V). It is next to Glycine-65 & Threonine-67.
It is designated E9, ninth-residue of the 20-residues E-helix.
— Richard E. Dickerson & Irving Geis,
The Structure and Action of Proteins (1969), p. 52
[A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
40) The 66th amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease
is Lysine (K) It is next to Cysteine-65 and Asparagine-67
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 238, 228 (1963)]
41) Messier M66 (M66, NGC 3627) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 36 million
light-years away in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by Charles Messier
in 1780. M66 is about 95 thousand light-years across with striking dust lanes
and bright star clusters along sweeping spiral arms. M66 is part of the Leo
Triplet, a small group of galaxies that also includes M65 and NGC 3628.
As of 2015, four supernovae have been observed in M66.
42) NGC 66 is a barred spiral galaxy discovered by Frank Muller in 1886,
and is located in the Cetus constellation. (Image)
43) Asteroid 66 Maja is a dark, quite large main-belt asteroid.
It was discovered by Horace Tuttle on April 9, 1861, and
named after Maia, one of the Pleiades in Greek mythology.
It has mass of 3.9x1017 kg with dimension 71.8 km, and
a period of 1571.1 days. Last occultation: August 7, 2010.
44) Quadra Rose
Category: Hybrid Kordesii.
Bred in: Canada by Ian S. Ogilvie
Color: dark red
Type: cluster-flowered
Size: 3.25" diameter
Fragrance: mild fragrance
Petals: 66 petals
Year: 1981
45) Gunter's chain or surveyor's chain is a distance measuring device used for land survey.
It was designed and introduced in 1620 by English clergyman and mathematician
Edmund Gunter (1581-1626) long before the development of the theodolite and other
more sophisticated equipment, enabling plots of land to be accurately surveyed and
plotted, for legal and commercial purposes. The chain of 100 limks measures exactly
1/80 of a mile or 5280/80 = 66 feet. One link = 7.92 inches or 0.66 feet (Image).
46) Douglas B-66 Destroyer was a United States Air Force light bomber
based on the U.S. Navy's A-3 Skywarrior carrier-based heavy attack
aircraft. The B-66 was intended to replace the Douglas A-26 Invader,
and an RB-66 photo-reconnaissance version was ordered. USAF B-66
retained the three-man crew from the US Navy A-3, but incorporated
ejection seats that the US Navy variant lacked. First flight: 6-28-1954;
294 planes were built; Retired in 1973; The RB-66C was a specialized
electronic reconnaissance aircraft with an expanded crew of seven.
Photo Source: wikipedia.org
47) "Helo 66" was a Navy Sikorsky Sea King Helicopter used in the Apollo
spacecraft recoveries (Apollo 8-13 Missions, 1968-1970). Countless
photographs and television pictures show the white helicopter with
a big "66" painted on its side hovering over Apollo astronauts newly
returned from the Moon. Installation of SARAH (Search and Rescue
and Homing) equipment provided the helicopter pilots with the
ability to home in on the spacecraft's radio beacon.
Photo Source: tailspintopics.blogspot.com
48) Sherman T-66 Tank is a model 1/72 scale of U.S. Sherman Tank (1942-1957)
by Trumpeter, a Chinese company that manufactures plastic military
model kits. M4 Sherman was the most widely used medium tank by
the United States & Western Allies in World War II. 49,234 were built;
Weight: 66,800-84,000 lbs; Length: 19'2"-20'7"; Width: 8'7"-9'10";
Height: 9'-9'10"; Crew of 5. Photo Source: internetmodeler.com
49) USS America (CV-66) was one of three Kitty Hawk-class supercarriers
built for the United States Navy in the 1960s. Commissioned in 1965,
she spent most of her career in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, but did
make three Pacific deployments serving in the Vietnam War. She also
served in the Persian Gulf War's operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm.
Launched: February 1, 1964; Motto: Don't Tread On Me; Length: 990 ft;
Beam: 248 ft; Speed: 34 knots (39 mph); 79 aircrafts carried; Armament:
Terrier missile (replaced with Sea Sparrow) and Phalanx CIWS
Photo Source: wikipedia.org
50) Amtrak 66 Train serves the Northeast region of the United States.
Major cities served: Boston - Providence / Springfield - Hartford -
New York - Washington, DC - Lynchburg / Richmond - Petersburg -
Norfolk / Newport News - Virginia Beach. Riders have noticed that
the NE Regional #66 NYP-BOS takes 5 hr and 20 min, and all other
NE regionals between those stations are more than an hour less.
Fares: Boston to New York $59; Boston to Washington D.C. $82;
New York to Chicago $108; Miami to New York $152
Photo Source: railroadforums.com
51) CargoNet CD66 Locomotive is part of CargoNet AS, the primary
operator of freight trains on the Norwegian railway system.
The Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD Class 66) are Co-Co diesel
locomotives built by EMD for European heavy freight market.
The Class 66 is a type of six-axle diesel electric freight locomotive
developed in part from the Class 59, for use on British railways.
Built: 1998 to date; Total produced: 658; Maximum speed: 75 mph;
Length: 70'1"; Width: 8'8"; Height: 12'10"; Weight: 126.9 tons;
Fuel: Diesel; Fuel capacity: 1700 gallons. Photo Source: wikipedia.org
52) Pierce-Arrow Model 66 was one of the greatest Nickel-era American cars,
produced from 1910 to 1918. At the center of this Model 66 was an enormous
engine that had grown to 825 cubic inches in 1913 and became the largest engine
offered in a passenger car. The model was born in 1910 when Pierce enlarged
their flagship model to include a 825 cubic inch version of their 6-cylinder
engine. This was initially made for the Model 65-Q of 1907 and was one
of the largest fitted to a motorcar in the Nickel-era. It was also one of the
most expensive at around $7,200 USD. Photo Source: youtube.com
66 in Mythology & History

Sekhmet, Lion Goddess
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Archaeologists discover 66 statues of Sekhmet
buried to ward off evil from the temple of
Amenhotep III. The lion-headed goddess of war
protects a pharoah. Goddess is shown holding
a sceptre of the papyrus flower and symbol of life.
Sekhmet was a powerful warrior goddess who
protected people against evil. She's also a solar
deity, sometimes called the daughter & protector
of the sun god Ra. Each of the 66 statues is made
from diorite stone, a material that was also used
to build temples, according to the archaeologists.
German archaelogists, led by Dr Hourig Sourouzian,
discovered the statues near Luxor, site of Thebes.
(By Cheyenne MacDonald, Daily Mail, UK, 3-8-2017)
Photo Source: jackpineradicals.com
54) 66 B.C.
Battle of the Lycus: Pompey the Great decisively defeats
    Mithridates VI, effectively ending the Third Mithridatic War.
Catiline accused of conspiring against the Roman Republic with Autronius and the younger Sulla.
55) 66 A.D.
Halley's Comet passes the Earth
    "A comet of the kind called Xiphias, because their tails appear to represent the blade of a sword"
    was seen above Jerusalem before its fall, according to the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus.
Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire. The Zealots
    take Jerusalem & Sicarii capture the fortress of Masada.
September 22: Emperor Nero creates the legion I Italica
Suetonius Paullinus becomes a Roman Consul.
First Epistle to Timothy of the New Testament is written.

Comet looking like a sword
56) 66th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army
during World War II. Activated April 15, 1943, the division
trained at Camp Blanding, Florida, and was later transferred
to Camp Robinson, Arkansas and then later to Camp Rucker,
Alabama before being shipped overseas to England on
November 26, 1944. Commanded by Maj. Gen. H. F. Kramer,
the 66th Infantry Division's main role in World War II was
containing and eliminating the remaining pockets of German
soldiers in Northern France. (Photo Source: wikipedia.org)
57) At Age 66:
Michelangelo (1475-1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect,
and poet of the High Renaissance born in Florence, who exerted
an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
He completed The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine
Chapel in Rome (1541) at age 66. He had begun this in 1536 at
age 61, and his work on the ceiling there had been from 33-27.
His sonnets and other poems are written mainly between 55-70.
At 71, he designed the Capitoline Hill square in Rome, and at 72
he designed the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. (Photo Source:
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was a Francophone Genevan philosopher,
writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced
the Enlightenment in France & across Europe, as well as aspects of the French
Revolution and the overall development of modern political and educational
thought. One version of his last words when Rousseau died at age 66 is "God!
See how pure the sky is. There is not a single cloud. Don't you see that its gates are open
and that God awaits me?"
Rousseau's novel Emile, or On Education (1762) is a
treatise on education of the whole person for citizenship. His Confessions (1789),
initiated the modern autobiography. His Reveries of a Solitary Walker was written
between 1776 and 1778 (age 64-66) and published posthumously in 1782.
(Sept. 1, 1979 Rousseau Sunset Experience in Vevey with Paul Brunton)
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) was a British politician and writer who twice
served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1868 and 1874-1880).
He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party.
Resigning as Prime Minister in 1868 at age 64, his first novel Lothar (1870)
was published at age 66. Described as "Disraeli's ideological Pilgrim's
Progress", it is a story of political life with particular regard to the roles
of the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches. Published by Longmans,
Green and Co. on 2 May 1870, in 3 volumes (982 pages), the first edition
of 2000 copies sold out in two days, and no less than seven more British
editions were needed before the end of the year. By 1876 Disraeli had earned
£7500 from the novel, but it had not been so beneficial to his political career.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect, interior designer,
writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which
were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony
with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.
This philosophy was best exemplified by the Fallingwater house (1935), which
has been called the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright had
published Disappearing City (1932) at age 65, and Broadacre City (1935) on urban
. He completed the Malcolm Willey House (Minneapolis) in 1934,
and made a visit to Bear Run (1934) at age 66 to survey the area around the
waterfall in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Fallingwater was built 1935-1939.
USPS honored him with a 2¢ postage stamp (1966), showing the Guggenheim
he designed at age 91 (1959). (Photo Source: steinerag.com)
Colonel Sanders (1890-1980) was an American businessman, best known
for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken
(now known as KFC) & later acting as the company's brand ambassador
and symbol. In 1956, at age 66, he travels the U.S.A., selling his private
method of speedy but attractive frying chicken. He franchises the name
and the method, in return for a 4% royalty. By 70. je jas 400 franchises,
and 628 by 74. By the time of Sanders' death, there were an estimated 6,000
KFC outlets in 48 countries worldwide, with $2 billion ($5.8 billion today)
of sales annually. (Photo Source: wikipedia.org)
[Source: Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 437-440]
66 in Geography
58) Cities located at 66o longitude:
San Juan, Puerto Rico: 66o 04' W longitude & 18o 27' N latitude
Saint John, New Brunswick: 66o 05' W longitude & 45o 17' N latitude
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: 66o 07' W longitude & 43o 50' N latitude
Fredericton, New Brunswick: 66o 40' W longitude & 45o 57' N latitude
Caracas, Venezuela: 66o 55' W longitude & 10o 30' N latitude
59) 66 is used as the country code for telephones in Thailand.
60) European Route E66 is a part of the inter-European road system,
running through three countries— Italy, Austria, and Hungary.
This Class A intermediate west-east route runs 651 kilometres
(405 miles) from Franzensfeste in Italy to Székesfehérvár
in Hungary, connecting the Alps with the Pannonian Plain.
61) U.S. Route 66 was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System.
US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following
year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States,
originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas,
New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering
a total of 2,448 miles. It was officially removed from the United States Highway
System ion June 26, 1985. Recognized in popular culture by both the hit song
"Get Your Kicks on Route 66" and the Route 66 television show in the 1960s.
(Photo Source: wikipedia.org)

End U.S. 66 Trail
Santa Monica, CA
U.S. Route 66 begins in the east at Chicago, Illinois and ends
in the west at San Monica, California. The 2448-miles highway
has many Motel 66. One is at 1701 West Main St., Barstow, CA.
Another is at Needles, CA (right). Route66motels.com lists more:
Route 66 Hotel, 6th & Stevenson, Springfield, IL; Route 66 Inn,
800 East 12th Sreet, Shamrock, TX; Route 66 Motel, 21751 South
Highway 69, Afton, OK; Route 66 Motel, Tucumcari, NM;
Route 66 Inn, Williams, AZ; Motels without #66 not cited.
Photo Sources: Santa Monica (ridefree.com); Needles (wikipedia.org)

Motel 66
Needles, CA
63) California State Route 66 is a state highway in the U.S. state of California,
running along the section of old U.S. Route 66 in California from La Verne
east to San Bernardino, passing by Claremont Colleges before crossing into
Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Rialto along Foothill Boulevard.
In San Bernardino, it is the part of 5th Street west of H Street (at the Interstate
215 interchange). Length: 32.321 miles. (Photo Source: wikipedia.org)
64) Phillips 66 is an American multinational energy company headquartered in
Westchase, Houston, Texas. It debuted as an independent energy company
when ConocoPhillips executed a spin-off of its downstream and midstream
assets. Taking its name from 1927 "Phillips 66" trademark of ConocoPhillips
predecessor Phillips Petroleum Company, Phillips 66 produces natural gas
liquids & petrochemicals. It has 14,000 employees. (Photo Source: wikipedia.org)
65) King's Highway 66 is an east-west highway that runs from the Montreal
River bridge in Matachewan to the Quebec Boundary east of Virginiatown.
East of Highway 11, Highway 66 is part of the Trans-Canada Highway.
While it has been indicated as Kirkland Lake Route of the Trans-Canada
Highway for many years on Ontario Road maps, it wasn't until May of
2004 that signs were erected along the route, marking it as part of the
Trans-Canada Highway. Highway 66 owes its existence largely due to
Kirkland Lake Gold Rush of the 1920s & 1930s, passing right through
the rich gold fields. Length: 64.3 miles. (Photo Source: asphaltplanet.ca)
66) 66th Street Lincoln Center is a local station on the IRT
Broadway-7th Avenue Line of the New York City Subway.
Located at the intersection of 66th Street and Broadway,
it is served by the #1 train at all times, and by the #2 train
during late nights. It provides access to Lincoln Center for
the Performing Arts just to the south, with Alice Tully Hall
just to the west. The station opened on October 27, 1904.
The walls at the platform level were renovated in 2004
and are decorated with mosaics designed by New York
artist Nancy Spero. (Photo Source: wikimedia.org)
67) West 66th Street, Manhattan between Columbus Avenue
and Central Park West is the address for the ABC News
Headquarters and was co-named Peter Jennings Way in
2006 in honor of the late news anchor. Tavern on the Green,
the famed Manhattan restaurant which operated from 1934
to 2009, also was located off of West 66th Street, at Central
Park West. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
covers a 16.3-acre site located between Columbus Avenue
and Amsterdam Avenue, from West 60th to West 66th Street.
(Photo Source: flickr.com)
68) 66th Street, Manhattan is a crosstown street in the New York City
with portions on the Upper East Side & Upper West Side connected
across Central Park via the 66th Street Transverse. Founder's Hall,
located at York Avenue at the eastern foot of East 66th Street, was
the first building opened on the campus of Rockefeller University.
It was the first major philanthropic foundation created by John D.
Rockefeller, Jr. Charles Scribner House on 9 East 66th Street (left),
houses the Polish Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
Notable residents: Benny Goodman (1908-1986) Bandleader,
200 East 66th Street. Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Pop artist, lived
at 57 East 66th Street. Ulysses S. Grant, resided at 3 East 66th St.
from 1884-1885 till his death. (Photo Source: wikimedia.org)
69) 66 Rue de Seine Hotel, Paris is a Welcome Hotel, charging $104 per night.
Rue de Seine is a street in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Rue de Seine
is one of the most sought after streets in Paris due to its history and very
close proximity to the Louvre and other famous Parisian landmarks.
Rue de Seine & surrounding streets are host to the highest concentration
of art galleries and antique dealers in the world. Hotel La Louisiane at
60 Rue de Seine have accommodated Miles Davis, John Coltrane,
Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.
Notable residents: Charles Baudelaire, 27 & 57 Rue de Seine;
Count D'Artagnan 25 Rue de Seine; George Sand, 52 Rue de Seine;
St. Vincent de Paul, 1 Rue de Seine; (Photo Source: ripadvisor.com)
70) 66-Story Au Tower will be built in Gold Coast, Australa.
The proposed towers will contain 474 one-, two-, three-,
and four-bedroom apartments as well as 120 serviced
apartments. Located adjacent to a light rail station,
the development will only contain 472 parking spots,
with residents expected to rely on public transport.
Some features will include retail and dining spaces
at ground level, a public plaza, & plenty of open space.
Designed by Cox Rayner Architects, the development
has been dubbed The Au— the atomic symbol on
the period table for gold. (Photo Source: ctbuh.org)
71) Building 66: Landau Building
On January 8, 2011, MIT Museum had "The MIT 150 Exhibition".
A group of MIT alumni at a Cardinal and Gray Society event
nominated Building 66, the Ralph Landau Building.
The building was designed (1976) by alumnus I. M. Pei,
and houses labs for Department of Chemical Engineering.
It received 9 votes. Winner "Baker House Piano Drop"
received 721 votes. (Photo Source: museum.mit.edu)
Stanford Bronze Plaque 66 is on the ground 66 yards to the right
of Stanford University's Memorial Church. It is in front of the archway
between Buildings 60 & 70. The plaque is dedicated to Class of 1966.
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.
(Photo by Peter Y. Chou, July 2005)
66 in Art, Books, Music, & Films

Woodblock Print #66 from 100 Views of Edo
"Kojimachi and the Benkei Moat at Soto Sakurada"
by Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858), Brooklyn Museum
Hiroshige's Woodblock #66 inspired this haiku:
    Pines by the castle,
    serene water in the moat—
    scene of shogun's killing.
This broad, gently curving stretch of water
represents a segment of the great inner moat
of Edo Castle. The red-gated mansion to
the upper left belonged to Ii Naosuke, one
of the shogun's closest political advisers.
It was along the road to the lower left
that he was assassinated by a group of
hotheaded young loyalist samurai as he
proceeded from his mansion to Edo Castle
on a snowy day in early 1860.
Literary Reference: Brooklyn Museum (brooklynmuseum.org);
Photo Source: Hiroshige Woodblock Print #66 (hiroshige.org.uk)
74) Krishna Print #66 shows "Sri Krishna as a Deity Playing the Flute"
from Krishna Darshan Art Gallery featuring 188 paintings of Lord Krishna.
75) Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata 66 Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen (Rejoice, you hearts), BWV 66
is a church cantata for Easter by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it for the Second Day
of Easter in Leipzig & first performed it on 10 April 1724. He based it on his congratulatory
cantata Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück, BWV 66a, first performed in Köthen
on 10 December 1718. Bach structured the cantata in six movements, an exuberant choral
opening, a set of recitative & aria for bass, another such set for alto & tenor, and a closing
chorale taken from the medieval Easter hymn "Christ ist erstanden". A Baroque instrumental
ensemble included trumpet, two oboes, bassoon, strings and continuo. The music expresses
moods of mourning and fear which should be overcome, but especially exhilarating joy.
(YouTube: Philippe Herreweghe). Photo Source: Bach Cantata 66 (bach-cantatas.com)
76) Joseph Haydn's Symphony 66 in B flat major (Hoboken I/66) was composed around 1775-1776.
The symphony is scored for two oboes, two bassoons, two horns and strings. The 4 movements:
Allegro con brio, Adagio, Menuetto & Trio, Finale: Scherzando e presto. First movement has a
lively Allegro with an attractive first theme, the Adagio uses muted strings and a tiny pizzicato
interpolation. Minuet is full of elegance & its linked Trio has a charming passage with bassoon
and oboe doubling the first violin line. The Finale is largely in the form of a rondo and makes
considerable use of a simple short phrase. L.P. Burstein has noted Haydn's use of the VII# chord
and the VII# → V progression in the first movement. A.P. Brown has noted how Haydn reworked
material from the symphony's first movement into other compositions, including an overture in D
& two other symphonies. (YouTube: Christopher Hogwood). Photo Source: (musicweb-international.com)
77) Le 66 (1856) is an opérette in one act with music by Jacques Offenbach. The French libretto
was by Auguste Pittaud de Forges and Laurencin (Paul Aimé Chapelle). Tirolean cousins,
Grittly and Frantz, meet a pedlar, Berthold, whilst travelling to Strasbourg, when Frantz
learns he has won the lottery with his ticket 66. In his excitement he borrows money and
goes on a spending spree, returning in grotesque clothing, only to discover that his ticket
is actually 99. (You Tube: Apollo Opera Co.) Photo Source: Opera Le 66 (henkellvineyards.com.au)
78) "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946
by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and
the lyrics follow the path of U.S. Route 66 (US 66), which traversed the western 2/3 of the
U.S. from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California. Nat King Cole, as the King Cole Trio
(YouTube), first recorded the song the same year and it became a hit, appearing on Billboard
magazine's R&B and pop charts. Another version to hit the Billboard charts was recorded by
Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (YouTube) on May 11, 1946 and this reached No. 14
in 1946. The idea for the song came to Troup on a cross-country drive from Pennsylvania to
California. He and his wife, Cynthia, packed up their 1941 Buick and headed west. The song
was composed on the ten-day journey, and completed by referencing maps when the couple
arrived in Los Angeles. Perry Como's 1959 version (YouTube) is more lyrically complete.
Chuck Berry's 1961 version (YouTube) was closest to its R&B roots, with jazz overtones.
Rolling Stones 1964 version (YouTube). Photo Source: Route 66 (wikipepdia.org)
79) Route 66 is an American TV drama that premiered on CBS on October 7, 1960, and ran until
March 20, 1964 (116 episodes). It featured the adventures of two men (Martin Milner and
George Maharis) driving across the wide-open spaces of western United States. Show was
shot on location, but seldom coincided with actual points on Route 66. Source: (wikipedia.org)
80) 66 Ways God Loves You is a book by Jennifer Rothschild, published October 4, 2016 by
Thomas Nelson (Nashville, TN), subtitled "Experience God's Love for You in Every Book
of the Bible". As there are 66 books in King James Version of the Bible (39 in Old Testament
& 27 in New Testament), Rothschild walks through each book and shows, in concise and
thoughtful ways, how every book reflects God's love for each of us, such as: In Genesis God
fashions me with His hands. In Esther He makes me royalty. In Acts God's Spirit comes to live
in me. In I Peter God gives me victory over suffering. Each chapter includes a short reading on
the message of that book in the Bible, along with a simple takeaway to help apply the message
to your own life. Jennifer Rothschild has written 13 books and Bible studies, including the
bestsellers, Lessons I Learned in the Dark and Self-Talk, Soul-Talk. She lost her sight at age 15
and regularly travels and speaks around the country, sharing her story and all God has done
in her life. Jennifer lives with her family in Missouri. Image Source: (amazon.com)
66 in Sports & Games
81) Baseball's 66th World Series (1969) was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles,
with the Mets prevailing in five games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. as that
particular Orioles squad was considered to be one of the finest ever (and still is by some baseball pundits).
The World Series win earned the team the sobriquet "Miracle Mets", as they had risen from the depths of
mediocrity (the 1969 team had the first winning record in Mets history). Daily News (October 17, 1969).
82) Most home runs in a season without leading the league—
66 by Sammy Sosa, NL, Chicago, 1998.
(Mark McGwire had 70 homers for St. Louis, 1998)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 159
83) Most career wins in relief—
66 by Doug Jones (33rd on list)
(Top 4: Hoyt Wilhelm 124, Lindy McDaniel 119, Goose Gossage 115, Rollie Fingers 107)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 215
84) Most stolen bases in a season by a rookie—
66 by Kenny Lofton (5th on list) AL, Cleveland, 1992
(Top 4: Vince Coleman 110, Benny Kauff 75, Juan Samuel 72, Tim Raines 71)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 361
85) Most times ejected from a MLB game as player or manager—
66 by Joe Torre (10th on list)
(Top 3: John McGraw 131, Leo Durocher 124, Bobby Cox 123)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 367
86) Rickey Henderson sets single season stolen bases with 130. His 66th stolen base came on
June 18, 1982 against Roy Lee Jackson of Toronto Blue Jays when he stoled 2nd base in 7th inning.
87) Hockey & Football Players with Uniform #66

Mario Lemieux #66
Pittsburgh Penguins
(1984-1997, 2000-2005)

Kevin Gogan #66
Dallas Cowboys(1987-1993)
L.A> Raiders (1994-1996)

Larry Little #66
San Diego Chargers (1967-1968)
Miami Dolphins (1969-1980)

Ray Nitscke #66
Green Bay Packers

Clyde Turner #66
Chicago Bears (1940-1952)
4x NFL Championships
Mario Lemieux (b. October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh
Penguins team. He played parts of 17 seasons in the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins, between 1984 and 2006. Dubbed
"The Magnificent One" as well as "Super Mario", he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time.
Lemieux led Pittsburgh to consecutive Stanley Cups in 1991 & 1992. Under his ownership, the Penguins won additional Cups
in 2009, 2016 & 2017. He led Team Canada to Olympic gold medal in 2002 & championship at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Since there's only one #99 in hockey (Wayne Gretzky), Lemieux took an upside-down 99 or "66" as his uniform number.
Kevin Gogan (b. November 2, 1964) is a former professional American football player who played guard for 14 seasons
in the NFL from 1987 to 2000. Gogan played with the Cowboys, Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers,
Miami Dolphins, and San Diego Chargers. He was selected to three Pro Bowls and had a reputation as being one of the
league's dirtiest players during his career. He won two Super Bowl championships (XXVII, XXVIII) with Dallas Cowboys.
Larry Little (b. November 2, 1945) is a former professional American football offensive guard who played in the NFL.
There was nothing little about the contribution this outstanding guard made to the Miami Dolphins' offense (1969-1980)
when he was traded there by San Diego Chargers. He was 5x Pro Bowl (1969, 1971-1974) & NFL 1970s All-Decade Team.
Won two Super Bowl championships (VII, VIII) with Miami Dolphins. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.
Ray Nitschke (12-29-1936 to 3-8-1998) was a professional American football middle linebacker who spent his entire 15-year
NFL career with the Green Bay Packers. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was the anchor of the defense for
coach Vince Lombardi in the 1960s, leading Packers to five NFL championships & victories in the first two Super Bowls.
Clyde "Bulldog" Turner (3-10-1919 to 10-30-1998) was an American football player and coach. He was elected, as a player,
to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1960 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966. He was also selected in 1969 to the
NFL 1940s All-Decade Team. He won 4x NFL champion (1940, 1941, 1943, 1946) with Chicago Bears.
Reference: Sporting News, Best By Number: Who Wore What With Distinction (2006), p. 173; Photo Sources: Mario Lemieux (penguins-hockey-cards.com);
Kevin Gogan (ebay.com); Larry Little (alchetron.com); Ray Nitschke (pinterest.com); Clyde Turner (wikipedia.org)
88) 66th Kentucky Derby was won by Gallahadion in 2:05
with Jockey Carroll Bierman aboard (May 4, 1940).
89) 66th Preakness Stakes was won by Whirlaway in 1:58.8
with Jockey Eddie Arcaro aboard (May 10, 1941).
Whirlaway won Kentucky Derby earlier & Belmont later
to becomes the fifth winner of the Triple Crown.
90) 66th Belmont Stakes was won by Peace Chance in 2:29.2
with Jockey Wayne D. Wright aboard (June 9, 1934).
91) 66th Wimbledon Men's Tennis:
Fred Sedgman beats Jaroslav Drobný (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2) on July 4, 1952
92) 66th Wimbledon Women's Tennis:
Maria Bueno beats Darlene Hard (6-4, 6-3) on July 4, 1959.
93) 66th U.S. Open Tennis:
Jack Kramer beats Tom Brown (9-7, 6-3, 6-0) on September 8, 1946
94) 66th U.S. Golf Open: Billy Casper staged one of the
greatest comebacks in history by erasing a seven-stroke deficit on the final nine holes,
shooting 278 to tie Arnold Palmer; he then prevailed in an 18-hole playoff to win
at the Lake Course of Olympic Club in San Francisco (June 20, 1966).
95) 66th Boston Marathon: Eino Oksanen of Finland wins in 2:23:48 (April 19, 1962).
66 in Collectibles, Coins & Postage Stamps
96) 66¢ in U.S. Coins Currency with 1966 Coins:
50¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ = 66¢

Image sources: Kennedy Half-Dollar (usacoinbook.com; ; Roosevelt Dime ( usacoinbook.com );
Jefferson Nickel ( usacoinbook.com ); Lincoln Penny (usacoinbook.com
97) 1866 U.S. Seated Liberty Silver Dollar "No Motto",
Obverse: Seated Liberty with 13 Stars & Coinage Year
Reverse: Bald Eagle with Olive Branches & Arrows
Years of Minting: 1840-1873
One of the rarest of US coinage is the 1866 Seated Liberty Silver Dollar
"No Motto" variety. Only 2 proof coins of this type were ever made
without the motto on the reverse. Most coins of this year included
a banner bearing the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" above the eagle.
Each of these "No Motto" coins are worth $1,504,847 or more—
making them some of the rarest and most valuable of all US coins.
98) There are 100 Marvel Value Stamps
issued 1974-1976 in Marvel Comic Books
Stamp #66 General Thunderbolt Ross
Incredible Hulk #174, p. 16
Artist: Herb Trimpe & Jack Abel
Comic Issues containing this stamp:
Amazing Spider-Man #133, June 1974
Astonishing Tales #26, October 1974
Ghost Rider #11, April 1975, p. 18
99) There are 200 cards in Wings: Friend or Foe (Topps 1952)
Card #66 is U.S. Air Force S-51 Helicopter
100) There are 160 cards in World on Wheels (Topps 1953)
Card #66 is Jaguar XK Super Sports Car
101) There are 135 cards in Look 'n See (Topps 1952)
Card #66 is William Shakespeare (British Playwright) (Source)
102) There are 156 cards in Scoop (Topps 1954)
Card #66 is Jet Breaks Speed Record (October 29, 1953)
103) 66¢ United States Postage Stamps:
Note: Stamps were downloaded & resized in same proportion as originals.
Some stamps were retouched in Adobe Photoshop for centering or perforations.

U.S #4735
66¢ Wedding Cake
(issued Jan. 18, 2013)

U.S. #4736
66¢ Swallowtail Butterfly
(issued Jan. 23, 2013)

U.S. #4765
66¢ "Yes I Do"
(issued April 11, 2013)
104) Foreign Postage Stamps with 66 denomination:

France 4655, 0.66 Euro
General Mobilization, August 2, 1914
(August 2, 2014)

France 4553, 0.66 Euro
Anne of Brittany
(issued Jan. 11, 2014)

DDR Germany B20, 50+16 DM
Music: Chorus Singing
(issued June 14, 1950)

France 4568, 0.66 Euro
Year of the Horse 2014
(issued Jan. 31, 2014)

France 4587, 0.66 Euro
Qinhuai River, Nanjing
(issued March 27, 2014)

France 4653, 0.66 Euro
Marquise de Pompadour
(issued July 4, 2014)

Mozambique 2467f, 66 Metical
Steve Jobs with 3 computers
(issued Oct. 30, 2011)

Mozambique 2607e, 66 Mt
Rodriguez solitaire
(issued April 30, 2012)

Mozambique 2588c, 66 Mt
Dodo: Raphus cucullatus
(issued Feb. 28, 2012)

Mozambique 2108b, 66 Metical
Ganesha: Elephant God & Ganges
(issued Nov. 10, 2010)

French Polynesia 691
Cicada: Raiateana Oulitea
(issued August 7, 1996)

French Polynesia
527, Legends
(Dec. 6, 1989)

French Polynesia 659, 66 francs
Loti's Wedding (Julien Viaud's novel)
(issued May 19, 1995)

French Polynesia 663, 66 francs
Pearls of Tahiti
(issued June 14, 1995)
Note: Postage stamps with 66 denomination were found on the web. Consulted 2018 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volumes 2B & 4B (Los Altos Library) for Scott Catalogue #s. The stamps shown above were all downloaded from the web using Google Images and eBay searches. Click on catalogue #s for image source where the stamp appears. Some stamps were retouched in Adobe Photoshop for centering and perforations with black background added. The dates of issue were found in Scott Catalogues as well as the
Scott Catalogue #s. Click on stamp to enlarge.
66 in the Bible
105) 66 is cited five times in the Bible:
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins,
besides Jacob's sons' wives, the souls were 66 in all.

Genesis 46:26
and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying 66 days.
Leviticus 12:5
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold
I. Kings 10:14
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold
II. Chronicles 9:13
The children of Adonikam, 666
IEzra 2:13
Source: The Complete Concordance to the Bible: New King James Version,
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, 1983, p. 889.
106) The 66th Psalm makes a joyful song to God:
1. Make a joyful song unto God, all ye lands:
2. Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.
8. O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard:
19. But verily God hath heard me; he hath attended to the voice of my prayer.
20. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.

Psalms 66
107) 66th Book of Enoch: Angels of the Waters bidden to hold them in Check:
1. And after that he showed me the angels of punishment who are prepared to come and let loose all
the powers of the waters which are beneath in the earth in order to bring judgement and destruction
on all who [abide and] dwell on the earth. 2. And the Lord of Spirits gave commandment to the angels
who were going forth, that they should not cause the waters to rise but should hold them in check;
for those angels were over the powers of the waters. 3. And I went away from the presence of Enoch.

Book of Enoch LXVI (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
    translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, p. 86
108) 66th Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said: Teach me concerning this stone which the builders rejected; it is the corner -stone.
Gospel of Thomas 66 (114 sayings of Jesus, circa 150 A.D.)
(translated by Thomas O. Lambdin, 1988)
109) In Chapter 66 of The Aquarian Gospel, Six of John's disciples follow Jesus
and become his disciples. He teaches them. They sit in the Silence.
  1. Among the followers of John were many men from Galilee. The most devout were
      Andrew, Simon, James, and John, with Philip and his brother of Bethsaida.
  3. And then the three disciples followed Jesus, and he asked, What do you seek?
  6. When Jesus looked in Simon's face he said, Behold a rock! and Peter is your name.
14. The six disciples went with Jesus to the place where he abode.
19. He who would follow me must give up all cravings of the self and lose his life in saving life.
21. And Peter said, I cannot speak for any other man, but for myself I speak: I will leave all and follow where you lead.
23. Then Jesus and the six disciples sat a long, long time in silent thought.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 66
Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, p. 108
66 in Books on Philosophy and Religion
110) Hymn 66 in Book 1 of the Rig Veda is a song of praise to Agni, the God of Fire:
1. LIKE the Sun's glance, like wealth of varied sort, like breath which is the life, like one's own son,
    Like a swift bird, a cow who yields her milk, pure and refulgent to the wood he speeds.
2. He offers safety like a pleasant home, like ripened corn, the Conqueror of men.
    Like a Seer lauding, famed among the folk; like a steed friendly he vouchsafes us power.
3. With flame insatiate, like eternal might; caring for each one like a dame at home; Bright
    when he shines forth, whitish mid the folk, like a car, gold-decked, thundering to the fight.
4. He strikes with terror like a dart shot forth, e'en like an archer's arrow tipped with flame;
    Master of present and of future life, the maidens' lover and the matrons' Lord. .
5. To him lead all your ways: may we attain the kindled God as cows their home at eve.
    He drives the flames below as floods their swell: the rays rise up to fair place of heaven.

Rig Veda Book 1, 66.1-5 (circa 1500 B.C.)
Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Tao Te Ching, Verse 66:
The reason why the River is the king
of hundreds of mountain streams is that
it excels in remaining below them.
Therefore, desiring to rule over the people,
the ruler must humble oneself before them;
And desiring to lead the people,
One must follow behind them.
Therefore the sage takes his place
over the people yet is no burden;
takes his place ahead of the people
yet causes no obstruction. That is why
the empire supports him joyfully
and never tires of doing so.
It is because he does not contend
That no one in the empire is in
a position to contend with him.
(translated by D.C. Lau, Tao Te Ching,
Penguin Books, Baltimore, 1963, p. 128)
112) Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Hua Hu Ching, Verse 66:
The first integration of yin and yang is the union of seed and egg within the womb. The second integration
of yin and yang is the sexual union of the mature male and female. Both of these are concerned with flesh
and blood, and all that is conceived in this realm must one day disintegrate and pass away. It is only the
third integration which gives birth to something immortal, In this integration, a highly evolved individual
joins the subtle inner energies of yin & yang under the light of spiritual understanding. Through the practices
of the Integral Way he refines his gross, heavy energy into something ethereal and light. This divine light has
the capability of penetrating into the mighty ocean of spiritual energy and complete wisdom that is the Tao.
The new life created by the final integration is self- aware yet without ego, capable of inhabiting a body
yet not attached to it, and guided by wisdom rather than emotion. Whole and virtuous, it can never die.

(translated by Brian Walker, Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu,
Harper San Francisco 1992)
113) Verse 66 of Pythagoras's Golden Verses:
And by the healing of thy soul, thou wilt
deliver it from all evils, from all afflictions.

Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), Golden Verses, Verse 66
(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
114) Aphorism 66 of Symbols of Pythagoras:
Lapidem in fontem jaccre, scelus.
It is a crime to throw stones into fountains. — Dacier.
It is wrong to cast obloquy upon those who are doing public service.
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. 81
115) Section 66 of Plato's Philebus— Socrates to Protarchus on pleasure & knowledge:
Reason is far better and more valuable than pleasure for human life.
Plato (428-348 BC), Philebus 66e (360 BC)
(trans. R. Hackforth), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, pp.1149
116) Section 66 of Plato's Timaeus— Timaeus to Socrates on the faculty of smell:
That which is passing out of air into water is mist, and that which
is passing from water into air is vapor, and hence all smells are
thinner than water and thicker than air.

Plato (428-348 BC), Timaeus 66a (360 BC)
(trans. Benjamin Jowett), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 1190
117) 66th Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: Canto V— The Fool
The unwise, fools who are enemies to themselves, go about committing sinful deeds which produce bitter fruits.
Dhammapada Verse 66 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Harischandra Kaviratna, Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, 1980)
118) 66th Verse of Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on karma yoga):
There is no wisdom for a man without harmony, and without harmony
there is no contemplation. Without contemplation there cannot
be peace, and without peace can there be joy?
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 66
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 54)
119) 66th Verse of Chapter 18 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on renunciation & surrender):
Leave all things behind, and come to me
For thy salvation. I will make thee free
From the bondage of sins. Fear no more.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Verse 66
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 121)
120) 66th Verse in Chapter 18 of Astavakra Gita
(Sage Astavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
Where is the world and where is the ego?
Where is the 'end'. Where the 'means'?—
For the Wise-one, who is ever-changeless
Like the universal space.

Astavakra Gita Chapter 18, Verse 66 (circa 400 B.C.)
Translated by Swami Chinmayananda (1972), p. 331
121) 66th Aphroism Patanjali's Yoga Sutra:
For the discriminating one, all is dissatisfaction due to the conflict of the fluctuations of the gunas
and by the dissatisfactions due to parinama, sorrow, and samskaras.

Vyasa Commentary: The gods, the Rishis and the Siddhas become
visible to him who is given to study, and they do take part in his work.

Patanjali (circa 200 B.C.), Yoga Sutra II.15: Aphroism 66 (circa 200 B.C.)
translated by Rama Prasada, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 1995, p. 168
122) 66th Trigraph of the Ling Ch'i Ching: Huan Yüeh / Joy and Delight
Joy and Delight
The image of being matched
Yin and yang attain concord
Ken (Mountain) * Northeast
Husband and wife in mutual intimacy,
there are no others. Seated with
their knees toward each other,
great is their joy and happiness.

Double layer of Heaven's great happiness,
Eyes and eyebrows cast open together.
The loneliness that long lingered now thrown off,
Hereafter unusual talents will unfold.

The Tao of Heaven is already established,
The Virtue of Earth is pliant.
She, beautiful and talented,
The true gentleman seeks her.
Forever united until aged,
Sharing virtue and blessings.

—Tung-fang Shuo,
Ling Ch'i Ching (circa 222-419)
(trans. Ralph D. Sawyer & Mei-Chün Lee Sawyer, 1995, p. 163)
123) Text 66 of On Prayer: 153 Texts
of Evagrios the Solitary (345-399 AD)
If you long to pray, do nothing that is opposed to prayer,
so that God may draw near and be with you.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 63)
124) Text 66 of On Those who Think that They are Made Righteous by Works: 226 Texts
of Saint Mark the Ascetic (early 5th century AD)
Once you recognize that the Lord's judgments 'are in all the earth' (I. Chronicle 16:14),
then everything that happens to you will teach you knowledge of God.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 130)
125) Text 66 of On Watchfulness and Holiness
of Saint Hesychios the Priest (circa 7th century AD)
Someone else wise in the things of God has said that as the fruit begins with the flower,
so the practice of the ascetic life begins with self-control. Let us then learn to control
ourselves with due measure and judgment, as the Fathers teach us. Let us pass all the hours
of the day in the guarding of the intellect, for by doing this we shall with God's help and with
a certain forcefulness be able to quell and reduce the evil in us. For the spiritual life, through
which the kingdom of heaven is given, does indeed require a certain forcefulness (cf. Matthew 11:12)

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 174)
126) Text 66 of On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination: 100 Texts
of Saint Diadochos of Photiki (400-486 AD)
The Lord will demand from us an account of our help to the needy according to what we have
and not according to what we have not (cf. 2 Corinthians 8:12). If then, from fear of God
I distribute in a short space of time what I might have given away over many years, on what
grounds can I be accused, seeing that I now have nothing... This is made clear in the Psalm,
for after the words 'O God, in Thy love Thou hast provided for the poor', it continues,
'The Lord shall give speech to those who proclaim the gospel with great power' (Psalms 68:10-11).

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, pp. 274-275) Full Text; Google Text
127) Text 66 of For the Encouragement of the Monks in India who had Written to Him: 100 Texts
of Saint John of Karpathos (circa 680 AD)
Great is the angel's strength to restore man's whole condition... So let us believe that the cold, dark
coals of our mind will sooner or later blaze with heat and light under the influence of the divine fire.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, pp. 313-314)
128) Text 66 of On the Character of Men: 170 Texts
of Saint Anthony of Egypt (251-356 AD)
No one can ever force us to do what is evil against our will. It is through this struggle
against evil that we shall become worthy to serve God and live like angels in heaven.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 339)
129) 66th Verse of Chapter 2 in Lankavatara Sutra:
Mahamati the Bodhisatva-Mahasattva's Questions to the Buddha:
Samapattis, the extinctions, the stirrings of mind,
explanation in words, the Citta, Manas, and Vijnanas,
egolessness, the five Dharmas.
66th Verse of Chapter 3 in Lankavatara Sutra:
As long as mentation goes on, there is materialism; when there
is no rising of discrimination, the world is seen as of Mind itself."

The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, pp. 28, 157)
130) Chapter 66 of Mohammed's Holy Koran is titled "The Prohibition"
O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you;
you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

Mohammed, Holy Koran Chapter 66.1 (7th century AD)
(translated by M. H. Shakir, Koran, 1983)
131) 66th Verse of Chapter 7 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
Rather, when one has endured to the end of his strength,
he should retire in order to act again; and having accomplished much,
he should rest from activity because of the danger of ever-increasing thirst.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VII.66 (Perfection of Strength: Virya-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 192)
132) 66th Verse of Chapter 9 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
Thus it is perceived by another nature, which is transient,
Like an actor. If this is really the nature of another,
This unity is unprecedented.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
IX.66 (Perfection of Wisdom: Prajña-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 217)
133) Koan 66 of Joshu aka Chao-Chou (778-897):
Joshu said, "A blade of grass means as much to me as a 16-foot golden Buddha.
I can use a 16-foot golden Buddha like a blade of grass. Buddha is passion
and suffering; passion and suffering are Buddha."
A monk asked, "For whom is Buddha suffering?"
Joshu said: "For all mankind."
The monk asked, "How can one achieve deliverance?"
Joshu said, "What will you do with it?"
Note: Buddha may be suffering so that all may attain enlightenment.
But enlightenment has nothing to do with "deliverance" from this world.
What is there to do in "Paradise"?
Chao-Chou (778-897), Radical Zen: The Sayings of Joshu
translated with commentary by Yoel Hoffman,
Autumn Press, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1978, p. 35
134) Case 66 of Hekiganroku: Ganto Laughed Loudly
Engo's Introduction: Adapting himself adroitly to circumstances, displaying
the spirit to capture a tiger; attacking now from the front, now in the flank,
planning to seize the rebel; combining light and dark, holding fast and letting go;
dealing with deadly serpents— this is the master's task.

Main Subject: Ganto asked a monk, "Where are you from?" The monk said,
"From the western capital." Ganto said, "After the rebellion of Koso had
Been suppressed, did you get the sword?" The monk said, "Yes, I have got it."
Ganto stretched out his neck before the monk and let forth a great yell.
The monk said, "Your head has fallen." Ganto laughed loudly.
    Later, the monk visited Seppo, who asked, "Where are you from?"
The monk said, "From Ganto." Seppo said, "What did he say to you?"
The monk recounted the story. Seppo gave him thirty blows and drove him out.

Setcho's Verse:
Since the rebel was suppressed,
The sacred sword has been restored;
Why the laughter, the master knows.
Too small a reward, the thirty blows;
One gains, one loses.
Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 66 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, p. 324)
135) Chang Tsai (1020-1077), Correcting Youthful Ignorance, Section 66:
"The great benefit of learning is to enable one to transform his physical
nature himself. Otherwise he will have the defect of studying in order
to impress others, in the end will attain no enlightenment, and cannot
see the all-embracing depth of the sage.
(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 516)
136) Ch'eng Hao (1032-1085), Selected Sayings, Section 66:
To be sincere is the way of Heaven (Nature). To be serious
is the basis of human affairs. (Seriousness is function.)
One who is serious will be sincere.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 541)
137) Ch'eng I (1033-1107), Selected Sayings, Section 66:
The nature is the same as principle. This is what we call rational
nature. Traced to their source, none of the principles in the world
is not good. Before they are around, have pleasure, anger, sorrow, and
joy ever been found to be not good? As they are aroused and attain due
measure and degree, they are good, no matter in what connection. Whenever
we speak of good and evil, good always precedes evil. Whenever we speak
of good and evil fortune, good fortune always precedes evil fortune. And
whenever we speak of right and wrong, right always precedes wrong.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, pp. 569-570)
138) Section 66 of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu:
The ancients studied for their own improvement.
In the end they will bring others to completion.
People today study to impress others.
In the end they will destroy themselves.
Chu Hsi (1130-1200),
Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu)
Chapter II: The Essentials of Learning
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan
Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, p. 68
Section 66 of Wang Yang Ming's Instructions for Practical Living:
I asked, "The Way is one. In discussing it the ancients often disagreed.
Are there some essential points about searching for it?"
The Teacher said: “The Way has neither spatial restriction nor.
Physical form, and it cannot be pinned down to any particular.
To seek it by confining ourselves to literal meanings would be far off
the mark... It is incorrect to say that the sun, the moon, wind, and thunde
constitute Heaven. It is also incorrect to say that man, animals, and plants
do not constitute it. Heaven is the Way. If we realize this, where is the Way
not to be found? People merely look at it from one corner and conclude that
the Way is nothing but this or that. Thus they disagree. If one knows how to
search for the Way inside the mind and to wee the substance of one's own mind,
then there is no place nor time where the Way is not to be found. It pervades
the past and present and is without beginning or end. Where do similarity and
difference come in? The mind is the Way, and the Way is Heaven. If one knows
the mind, he knows both the Way and Heaven.” He again said, "If you gentleman
want to understand the Way definitely, you must personally realize it in your
own minds, without depending on any search outside. Only then will it be all right."

Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529),
Instructions for Practical Living or Ch'uan-hsi lu (1518), I.66
translated by Wing-tsit Chan,
Columbia University Press, NY, 1963, p. 46-47
140) 66th Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
Some spirits of the world of Jupiter were with me while I was reading Chapter 17
of John, about the Lord's love and His glorification. On hearing what is written
there, its holiness struck them and they admitted that everything there was Divine.
But then some spirits of our world, who had been infidels, kept on suggesting
scandalous ideas, saying that He was born as a baby, lived as a man, looked
like any other man, was crucified and so forth. But the spirits of Jupiter
paid no attention to these ideas.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 66
(translated from Latin by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, p. 46)
141) Chapter 66 of Wei Wu Wei's Ask the Awakened (1963) is titled "Towards Unitary Thinking":
Shen Hui tells us: 'The void no longer exists for those who have seen their self-nature.
Let us adjust this translation, which is hardly acceptable literally in that form:
we will say 'Void is no longer such for those who have recognized themselves
as original mind.' No one can 'see' self-nature, which cannot be an object of subject,
and, anyhow, it cannot be 'his'. Obvious as the Master's statement may be to some
people, the authority of this awakened sage may be welcome since it is possible
to suppose the voidness might be such even to the fully awakened. What is it to those?
They do not tell us, for they cannot, since they are it, save— vaguely— that it may be called luminous.
    As I have explained elsewhere, Nirvana is the negative of the supposed duality, and Samsara is the positive, and
whenever a negative and a positive are combined, as in the superimposition of two films, they mutually complete
and annul one another, leaving a featureless blank, or a void. Analytically regarded, the negative loses its negativity,
which is cancelled by the positive, and the positive loses its positivity, which is cancelled by the negative.
In fact they become non-negative and non-positive.
    Then we are left with a single concept, that of voidness, still a concept, but one which is rather special,
for its contrasting element, or 'opposite' in duality is non-void— and in apprehending the somewhat
evident identity of void and non-void, which is the negation of both void and non-void— we reach
the unitary vision which is whole-mind and that pure subjectivity which is the awakened state.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Ask the Awakened (1963), pp. 151-158(Archive, Open Secret)

        Paul Brunton

Notebooks of Paul Brunton
Volume XVI, Paras #66
from various chapters

Volume 16:
Enlightened Mind,
Divine Mind

Larson Publications
Burdett, NY, 1988,
Part 1:
pp. 12, 40, 85, 159, 198;
Part 2:
pp. 10-11, 46, 66
Part 3:
p. 12, 22, 33
Part 4:
pp. 11, 30

Poem: "What a Soap
Box Taught Me
About Sage & Sin"

before my first
meeting with PB
in Montreux

Visit with PB
at his home,
Corseaux sur Vevey
in September 1979
Para #66 from Volume 16, Part 1
of Paul Brunton's Enlightened Mind, Divine Mind
Notebooks: "World-Mind in Individual Mind—
    If the mystic really attains a complete identity with the World-Mind, then all the latter's
evolutionary and dissolutionary powers and especially its all-pervading all-knowing
character would become the common property of both. But even the most fully perfected
mystic has no such powers and no such character.
    Enlightenment may come slowly or suddenly but in the second case
it has the effect of sunlight bursting through the sky.
    It is a fact that Jesus wrote nothing and that he never asked
his apostles to write anything. Why? What he had to give directly or through them
was no message to or argument with the intellect. It was an evocation of the intuition.
It had to be transferred to each man psychically.
    Those who are always hoping to receive full enlightenment
from a master, exaggerate the service he can render.
    Only one who has reached the degree of competency and the state
of purity requiste for such work, may rightfully teach others or enter
into the spiritual counselling relation with them.
Para #66 from Volume 16, Part 2 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Idea"—
    The World-Idea is self-existent. It is unfolded in time and by time; it is the basis
of the universe and reflected in the human being. It is the fundamental pattern
of both and provides the fundamental meaning of human life.
    Yin and Yang work side by side or fight face to face or compensate one another. (3.66)
    Every law of the universe and every principle of its operation
can be found reflected in the nature and life of every man.
Para #66 from Volume 16, Part 3 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Mind"—
    We talk of being, but it is not to be found in time, nor in the mind and feeling of
the conditioned self. And yet all these have emerged somehow out of it. Is it, then,
that God is being? In the end it must be so.
    MIND is the Real, Energy is its appearance. Matter is the form taken by radiation
or energy. It is not that the truth lies between two extremes but that it lies above both.
    Mind active and mind in quiescence are not two separate beings, but two aspects of one
and the same being as they appear to human inquiry. Mind active expresses itself in the
heart of man as his higher self and in the universe as the World-Mind.
Para #66 from Volume 16, Part 4 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "The Alone"—
    It is to impose human limitation upon the transcendental Godhead to say that
It has any eternal purpose to fulfill for Itself in the cosmos, whether that purpose be the
establishment of a perfect society on earth or the training of individuals to enter into fellowship
with It and participate in Its creatve work Purpose implies movement in time whereas the Godhead
is also the Timeless. Neither this earth nor the societies upon it can benecessary to God's serenely
self-suffient being. Yet these fallacies are still taught by the theology of theistic orthodoxy.
    When the Chinese sages were confronted with the need of telling others what their insight
revealed, they said that anything communicated could be affiliated in one way or negated
in another, and that therefore it would be quite incorrect. For behind Nature, or as the
call it "at the Head," was Mystery beyond all knowing, all thinking, all describing
absolute Being beyond all relativity that was also Non-Being.
143) "Emotional Maturity" is Lesson 66
of Subramuniyaswami's Merging with Siva (1999):
    An emotionally mature man or woman is totally secure
within and prepared to tap the greater realms of spiritual being...
we must lean on one one but ourselves, our own spine, and not
be the reactionary victims of the ups and downs of the world
around us or the people around us. Then we will gain our
freedom from the instinctive forces we were born into and
attain sufficient emotionally maturity to love and bless
the world no matter what our circumstances may be.
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
Merging with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics
Himalayan Academy, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 137-139.
144) Koan 66 of Zen Master Seung Sahn—
God Inside God:
I was God inside God
before this timebound ME,
and shall be God again
When from my ME set free.
  1. "I was God inside God." What does this mean?
  2. When will your Me be set free? What does this mean
God made everything, so everything has God nature.
If mind appears, you lose God-nature. But if you
take away mind, you are always sitting with God.

Seung Sahn (1927-2004),
The Whole World Is A Single Flower
365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life
Tuttle, Boston, 1992, pp. 53-54
66 in Poetry & Literature
145) Verse 66 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
Some letter of that After-life to spell:
And by and by my Soul return'd to me,
And answer'd "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell:"
(translated by Edward Fitzgerald, London, 1st Ed. 1859, 2nd Ed. 1868)
146) Verse 66 of Rumi's Daylight
We are bees, and our bodies are the honeycomb:
we have made the body, cell by cell, like beeswax.

Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273),
Mathnawi, II.1813, Rumi Daylight,
(Translated Camille & Kabir Helmminski, 1999, p. 49)
147) Dante sets his eyes on Beatrice in the 66th line of Paradiso:
Beatrice tutta ne l'etterne rote
fissa con li occhi stava; e io in lei
le luci fissi, di là sù remote.
The eyes of Beatrice were all intent
On the eternal circles: from the sun,
I turned aside; I set my eyes on her.
Paradiso I.64-66 ( Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
148) Verse 66 of Hafiz: The Tongue of the Hidden:
My life is spent; it was a precious sum
Spent like an arrow for the bow's short thrum.
    An arrow sped does not return; but oh,
Except Love, which lasts forever...
Come back, my Love, and back my life will come!

Hafiz (1320-1389), Hafiz: The Tongue of the Hidden, Verse 66
adaptation by Clarence K. Streit, Viking Press, NY, 1928
(Author on Time cover, March 27, 1950)
149) Line 66 from the Pearl Poet's Pearl: "Towards the woods I turned my face"
Towarde a foreste I bere þe face,
Where rych rokke3 wer to dyscreuen.
Þe ly3t of hem my3t no mon leuen,
Þe glemande glory þat of hem glent;
Towards the woods I turned my face,
Where splendid rocks I could descry.
None could believe aught could supply
Such gleaming glory to the sight;
Pearl (c. 1370-1400) Lines 66-69
(Ed. Malcolm Andrew & Ronald Waldron, 1987, p. 59)
(This Pearl translation: by Bill Stanton, another by Vernon Eller)
150) Line 66 from the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
Then gallants gather gaily, hand-gifts to make,
Called them out clearly, claimed them by hand,
Bickered long and busily about those gifts.
Ladies laughed aloud, though losers they were,
And he that won was not angered, as well you will know.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1375-1400) Lines 66-70
Translated by Marie Borroff, Norton, NY, 2010, p. 5 (Part I)
151) Laments the corruption and dishonesty of the world
in 66th Sonnet of William Shakespeare:
Tired with all these, for restful death I cry,
As to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity,
And purest faith unhappily forsworn,
And gilded honour shamefully misplaced,
And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted,
And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled
And art made tongue-tied by authority,
And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill,
And simple truth miscalled simplicity,
And captive good attending captain ill:
    Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
    Save that, to die, I leave my love alone.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Sonnets LXVI, Commentary
152) Chapter 66 of Melville's Moby-Dick (1851):
When in the Southern Fishery, a captured Sperm Whale, after a long and
weary toil, is brought alongside late at night, it is not, as a general thing
at least, customary to proceed at once to the business of cutting him in...
hosts of sharks gather round the moored carcase, that were he left so for six
Hours, little more than the skeleton would be visible by morning... A sort of
Generic or Pantheistic vitality seemed to lurk in their very joints and bones,
After what might be called the individual life had deparated. Killed and hoisted
On deck for the sake of his skin, one of these sharks almost took poor Queequeg's
Hand off, when he tried to shut down the dead lid of his murderous jaw.

Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby-Dick, Chapter 66: The Shark Massacre
153) 66th Poem of Emily Dickinson (1859):
So from the mould
Scarlet and Gold
Many a Bulb will rise—
Hidden away, cunningly, From sagacious eyes.

So from Cocoon
Many a Worm
Leap so Highland gay,
Peasants like me,
Peasants like Thee
Gaze perplexedly!

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955), p. 35
154) 66th New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
Love is that one perfect labor
Nought can supersede.

Emily Dickinson (Letter 357, 1870)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr, University of North Carolin Press, 1993, p. 25)
155) "Centuries after" in Line 66 of Walt Whitman's Passage to India (1871):
(Ah Genoese thy dream! Thy dream!
Centuries after thou art laid in thy grave,
The shore thou foundest verifies thy dream.)

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Passage to India Section 3, Lines 65-67
From Leaves of Grass
The "Death-Bed" Edition, Modern Library,
Random House, Inc., New York, 1993, p. 512)
66th Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali:
SHE who ever had remained in the depth of my being in
the twilight of gleams and of glimpses; she who never
opened her veils in the morning light, will be my last gift
to thee, my God, folded in my final song.
    Words have wooed yet failed to win her; persuasion has
stretched to her its eager arms in vain.
    I have roamed from country to country keeping her in
the core of my heart, and around her have risen and fallen
the growth and decay of my life.
    Over my thoughts and actions, my slumbers and dreams,
she reigned yet dwelled alone and apart.
    Many a man knocked at my door and asked for her and
turned away in despair.
    There was none in the world who ever saw her face to
face, and she remained in her loneliness waiting for thy recognition.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 66

Rabindranath Tagore
157) 66th Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (8 samples):
several of the ear,arls pf design, for there is in fact no use in (66.1)
Unions' for Exultations' of Triumphants' Ecstases. (66.9)
chain envelope, written in seven divers stages of ink, from blanch- (66.14)
essance to lavandaiette, every pothook and pancrook bespaking (66.15)
looking white and white guarding black, in that siamixed twoa- (66.20)
talk used twist stern swift and jolly roger? Will it bright upon us, (66.21)
though? Indeed needed (wouldn't you feel like rattanfowl if you (66.35)
hadn't the oscar!) because the flash brides or bride in their lily (66.36)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939), p. 66
158) "At sixty-six I am more rebellious than I was at 16.
Now I know the whole structure must topple, must be razed."
Henry Miller (1891-1980), Art and Outrage (1961);
Henry Miller on Writing (1964), p. 142
Quoted in 100 Years: Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life
(2016), Selections by Joshua Prager, Visualizations by Milton Glaser
159) e. e. cummings, Xaipe (1950)
Poem 66

the great advantage of being alive
(instead of undying)is not so much
that mind no more can disprove than prove
what heart may feel and soul may touch
—the great(my darling)happens to be
that love are in we,that love are in we

and here is a secret they never will share
for whom create is less than have
or one times one than when times where—
that we are in love,that we are in love:
with us they've nothing times nothing to do
(for love are in we am in i are in you)

this world(as timorous itsters all
to call their cowardice quite agree)
shall never discover our touch and feel
—for love are in we are in love are in we;
for you are and i am and we are(above
and under all possible worlds)in love

a billion brains may coax undeath
from fancied fact and spaceful time—
no heart can leap,no soul can breathe
but by the sizeless truth of a dream
whose sleep is the sky and the earth and the sea.
For love are in you am in i are in we

e. e. cummings (1894-1962), Xaipe (1958), "Poem 66"
From E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage, Liveright, New York,1991, p. 664

160) e. e. cummings published 95 Poems in 1958 (Norton).
This was the last book of new poems published in Cummings's lifetime.
Poem 66

"but why should"


living magicians(whom

you and i
times call

april)must often


people be quite

so(when flowers)in
(always are beautiful)


e. e. cummings (1894-1962), 95 Poems (1958), "Poem 66"
From E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage, Liveright, New York,1991, p. 738

95 Poems
161) Sonnet 66 in Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets (1960)
I do not love you— except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
from waiting to not waiting for you
my heart moves from the cold into

the fire. I love you only because it's you
I love; I hate you no end, and hating you
bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
is that I do not see you but love you

blindly. Maybe the January light will consume
my heart with it cruel
ray, stealing my key to true

calm. In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.

Pablo Neruda
Nobel Prize 1971
Love Sonnet LXVI, 100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor
Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1960 (trans. Stephen Tapscott, 1986, p. 141)
162) Poem 66 in Tomas Tranströmer's Selected Poems 1954-1986 (1987)
(There are 118 poems in this edition; Poem 66 is "Outskirts")

Men in overalls the same color as earth rise from a ditch.
It's a transitional place, in stalemate, neither country nor city.
Construction cranes on the horizon want to take the big leap, but the clocks
    are against it.
Concrete piping scattered around laps at the light with cold tongues.
Auto-body shops occupy old barns.
Stones throw shadows as sharp as objects on the moon surface.
And these sites keep on getting bigger
like the land bought with Judas' silver: "a potter's field for burying strangers."

Tomas Tranströmer:
Selected Poems 1954-1986

Edited by Robert Hass
(translated by Robert Bly)
Ecco Press, NY, 1986, p. 98

Tomas Tranströmer
Nobel Prize 2011
163) There are 207 poems in Robert Creeley's Selected Poems, 1945-2005 (2008)
Poem #66 is "SOMETHING"—
I approach with such
a careful tremor, always
I feel the finally foolish,

question of how it is,
then, supposed to be felt,
and by whom, I remember

once in a rented room on
27th street, the woman I loved
then, literaly, after we

had made love on the large
bed sitting across from
a basin with two faucets, she

had to pee but was nervous,
embarrassed I suppose I
would watch her who had but

a moment ago been completely
open to me, naked, on
the same bed. Squatting, her

head reflected in the mirror,
the hair dark there, the
Full of her face, the shoulders,

sat spread-legged, turned on
one faucet and shyly pissed. What
love might learn from such a sight.
Robert Creeley (1926-2005), Selected Poems, 1945-2005
    University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008, pp. 90-91
164) There are 284 poems in Robert Bly's Stealing Sugar from the Castle (2013)
When I come near the red peony flower
I tremble as water does near thunder,
As the well does when the plates of earth move,
Or the tree when fifty birds leave at once.

The peony says that we have given a gift,
And it is not the gift of this world.
Behind the leaves of the peony
There is a world still darker, that feeds many.
Robert Bly (born 12-23-1926)
Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected & New Poems 1950-2013
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, p. 103
(2008 Stanford Workshops, Reading)
165) There are 229 poems in Kay Ryan's
The Best of It (2010), 66th poem

Who, who had only seen wings,
could extrapolate the
skinny sticks of things
birds use for land,
the backward way they bend,
the silly way they stand?
And who, only studying
birdtracks in the sand,
could think those little forks
had decamped on the wind?
So many paired things seem odd.
Who ever would have dreamed
the broad winged raven of despair
would quit the air and go
bandy-legged upon the ground,
a common crow?

Kay Ryan,
US Poet Laureate
Kay Ryan (born 9-21-1945),
    The Best of It (New & Selected Poems),
    Grove Press, NY, 2010, p. 79
    from Flamingo Watching (1994)
    (2010 Stanford Workshops)
In James Richardson's By the Numbers (2010)
the poem "Vectors 3.0: Even More Aphroisms
and Ten-Second Essays" has 170 aphroisms.
Aphroism 66

Forgiveness is freedom, the saints say, but they are saints
and do not care that it may be freedom even from love.

James Richardson (born 1-1-1950),
    By the Numbers
    Copper Canyon Press,
    Port Townsend, WA, 2010, p. 38

James Richardson
There are 173 poems in Jane Hirshfield's
Women in Praise of the Sacred (1994)
(43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
66th poem is by Marguerite Porete (1248-1310),
"Beloved, what do you want of me?"
from The Mirror of Simple Soults (1300)
Beloved, what do you want of me?
I contain all that was, and that is, and shall be,
I am filled with the all.
Take of me all you please—
if you want all of myself, I'll not say no.
Tell me, beloved, what you want of me—
I am Love, who am filled with the all:
what you want,
we want, beloved—
tell us your desire nakedly.

Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield (born 2-24-1953),
    Editor of Women in Praise of the Sacred
    (43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
    HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1994, p. 98
66 in Numerology
168) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 66

9 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 3 + 2 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 66

2 + 9 + 1 + 5 + 1 + 6 + 6 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 66

(2 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 6 + 3 + 7) + (7 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 6 + 3 + 2) = 39 + 27 = 66

(6 + 6 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 2) + (7 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 9 + 1 + 5) = 29 + 37 = 66

(7 + 6 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 5) + (1 + 6 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 7) = 30 + 36 = 66

(1 + 7 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 7) + (9 + 9 + 9 + 1) = 38 + 28 = 66

(5 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 6 + 4) + (6 + 6 + 3 + 5 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 5) = 29 + 37 = 66

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