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

Copyright © 2010

Views: 3

Tags: 2010-best, dharma, dictionary, motorcycle, motorcycling, zander

Comment

You need to be a member of Ashland Source Center to add comments!

Join Ashland Source Center

Spotlight Features

Love Sources

This Guy Got Divorced And Said This About His Ex-Wife... And I Agree With Him | OddCrunch

Obviously, I'm not a relationship expert. But there's something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different... After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here's the advice I wish I would have had...

Religious views on love - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Islam, Hindu, Jewish, Polytheism, Sihism, Unificationism

20 Weird Photos Of Couples In Love That Defy All Logic | So Bad So Good

What seemed like a good idea for a photo amidst the wave of marital bliss, on reflection might not have been the smartest of ideas. Here’s a selection of the some of the most baffling and downright odd couples in love. To be honest, we’re seriously curious about the background story to some of these images, others we’d rather just not know.

Hoʻoponopono - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hoʻoponopono (ho-o-pono-pono) is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. Similar forgiveness practices were performed on islands throughout the South Pacific, including Samoa, Tahiti and New Zealand. Traditionally hoʻoponopono is practiced by healing priests or kahuna lapaʻau among family members of a person who is physically ill. Modern versions are performed within the family by a family elder, or by the individual alone.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) | IMDb

In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives. Director: Philip Kaufm

Featured Partners

Featured Books + CD's

© 2014   Created by Ashland Source Center.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service