The winged bull of the Assyrians, worshipped in Egypt as Apis, in Greece sacred to Apollo, is also the playmate and vehicle of the gods, especially Zeus and Shiva. He is an obedient and faithful servant of the divine.
What he brings us is an important gift for our next step,
an unwavering steadiness, an immutable constancy to stay on the difficult path, a
in fulfilling one's duty to one's higher self. The individual polarity to this firmness is the plastic attitude of the willing
of the divine part of our being, a readiness of the lower parts to be a tool, a vehicle for the god in us.
- “There is no greater pride and glory than to be a perfect instrument of the Master.”
- Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, p.163, “The Delight of Works”