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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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lacking extremes — especially of weather, climate, or behavior
  • In this allegory the seeker, trying to reach the One, is drawn by two horses, one white and noble and temperate, and the other surly, stubborn, passionate and black.
    Part 4 (73% in)
  • The Chairman has not stated it yet, but he is at the point at which he must now announce that the white horse is temperate reason, the black horse is dark passion, emotion.
    Part 4 (73% in)

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