The Dharma Rider's Dictionary: A guide to riding through life with great joy | Commentary

By Zander Dorje

With the new year, it's time to dust off an old project and move it forward to completion.


Each entry is composed of three parts:
  1. First - the term and a general definition. Each of these can become the focal point of a meditation. As you consider the concept, you may discover more meaning than what is contained in these pages.
  2. Second – how this term applies to motorcycling. Physics, Mental and physical discipline and consistency. These are the skills that are taught by the professionals. It is up to you to practice these skills every time you ride.
  3. Third – how this term applies to your life and spiritual journey. You might consider this the physics of the soul.

Fire up your engine and let's get started!


Balance - the ability to manage various forces in order to maintain a chosen attitude.

Forces that influence your ride include acceleration, braking, gravity, gyroscopic stability, speed, wind, etc. Managing these forces properly allows you to maintain the proper attitude (lean angle) to get you through a turn and on down the road.

Forces that influence your ride through life may include peer pressure from your family, friends, society and social institutions; politics, religion, education and weather play their parts, too. What attitude do you choose to have in your life?


Gratitude and happiness are a couple of favorites for many people. How can you maintain those positive attitudes given the many forces in your life? Practice mentally and emotionally manage all that comes at you and you will have achieved balance.

Stay tuned for more entries soon

Blessings,

- Zander

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