Dharmabyte: The Horse and the RiderOn Thu, 19 July, 2018 - 14:54
This FBA Dharmabyte, is called ‘The Horse and the Rider’, an excerpt from the talk entitled Cutting the Bonds by Vadanya, the introduction to a Sangha Night Series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre - ’Total Transformation - Head, Heart and Guts’.
Using an analogy of a rider on a horse, Vadanya notes that we often act as if our head (the rider) is the most important aspect of our experience and overlook our emotions and our volition (the horse). However all aspects of our experience need to be addressed if we want to truly transform.
Vandanya explores this theme of total transformation by looking at the figure of Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, who embodies the ‘head’ aspect of Enlightenment.