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By Roland Brown

The A-Z part that follows is a consultant to the most important brands and the types they've got produced given that Gottlieb Daimler first fired-up Einspur again in 1885. No try out has been made to hide all of the makes: that might were most unlikely. Motorcycling’s heritage is affected by names of companies that outfitted a number of motorcycles after which went into bankruptcy, a lot of them earlier than 1930. Names akin to Abako, Abbotsford, ABC Scootamota, Abendsonne, Aberdale, Abe-Star.The most crucial marques and their maximum hits, plus a number of misses, are the following, from AJS and Bimota to Yamaha and Ziindapp. among them they inform the tale of an that has had many ups and downs, yet which has produced many line machines for the good thing about hundreds of thousands of riders around the globe. a few motorcycles were cleverly engineered, others are easily appealing to examine. the simplest have mixed either variety and function, giving their riders the sensation of pleasure and freedom that just a nice bike offers.

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We can call it ‘a discrete continuum of karmic impulse’ if that repellent phrase is any help to us. Or we can call it ‘character’, a more human and helpful term. We can call it ‘the Buddha within’ still wrapped in the coils of illusion, burning with the three fires of hatred, lust and illusion, covered with ‘defilements’, bound in a hundred fetters of its own past binding. And we can if we like, we Westerners, even call it ‘soul’, but this is dangerous, for the Christians talk of an Immortal Soul, and one thing we know quite well of this middle section of our total being is that, like all else, it is changing rapidly and is quite unknown to immortality.

As for the indivi­ dual, he is the complex product of his own imagining and craftsmanship, from his physical body to his highest or lowest aspiration. His circumstances seem to press on every side yet I, for example, who created mine, have not the least right to complain of them. I who caused my home and job and oppor­ 60 THE BUDDHIST C O N C E P T OF DHARMA tunities, if only by choosing to place myself within their ambit, am still of sovereign will, unfettered in my action save as I have bound it by my own past thought in the exercise of that very freedom.

Here is no place even to summarize the almost inconceiv­ able range of the Wisdom. Let those who want it in a few pages read the Proem to The Secret Doctrine, and the ‘Summing up’ at the end of Vol. I, Book I, Part 2; if need be in the Abridgement of the two volumes, where the ‘Summing up’ will be found at pp. 119-24. But the whole work is a highly condensed description of the coming forth from t h a t , as the Hindus call it, of the manifested universe by a process surely of interest to astronomers, for it combines— and apparently alone combines— the present conflicting theories of the ‘steady state’ and the ‘big bang’ for that far-off yet periodic event.

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