More and more people have a car or are going to own a car, but I'm glad that I just have a regular bike. It is not only because it is economical and good for the environment, but also because it is simple and full of enlightenment.
The two wheels represent concentration and wisdom, they are interactive to each other, when either of them is not round enough, the bike will slow down and can't move stably. The tires and spokes represent the middle way, the tires can't be too full or too flat, the spokes can't be too tight or too loose. The brakes represent order, it helps us to restrain the over-speed and always ready to stop away from accidents and dangers in order not to hurt ourselves and others. The kickstand represents dependence, the kickstand is useful because it depends on the body of the bike, the body of the bike can stand because it depends on the kickstand, and the standing depends on both of them. The chain and chain wheel represent the awareness with moments; they shouldalways meet and match to each other. The pedals and cranks implies diligence, you must step on and keep riding before the bike can move by itself, especially when you are on a slope up. The carrier means giving and taking, it gives space to whatever to be put on; it takes responsibility to whatever is put on. The handlebars will tell us, when we keep ourselves in balance, the bike will be in balance. And when we keep balance well, we almost forget the handlebars, but they don't care…
When we see them as a whole, we give them a name “bike”, this name belongs to none of them, but when we call the “bike”, we use “it”, is “it” already there originally by “one-self”?
When we are riding on the bike, we are riding on the Zen : )