When was tending his bike, he asked me to take this snap of the cycle gears:
This was mounted on the bicycle wheel, which is called “chakra” in Sanskrit. It has 10 gears…or levels.
It reminded me of a spiritual aid, that has been worshipped for centuries in Hindu culture:
(Pic from the net.)
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Which has nine levels.
How apt, I felt, that the cycle, which is a “yantra” or instrument, has two “chakras”, with gears that so closely resemble an ancient “chakra” or “yantra”!
Kinetic energy does not, after all, seem to change much over many centuries!And cycling is a religion for many….