From the Story of the Auspicious Beasts –
Horse pawed restlessly. “Speak steed, what is heavy on your heart?” asked Mermaid.
“Man struggles with attachment and dependence. They know so little about freedom and trust. Let me teach them how to strike a balance between independence and responsibility. Allow me to carry them to a higher understanding so they will see what holds them back and the joy of riding life’s currents.”