Middle Way


Chinese calligraphy: "MIddle Way", in semi-cursive style (also called "Running Script"). "Middle Way" is the best way; a balanced way. Original work. Unframed.

According to Sakyong Mipham Rinpche's book: "Ruling Your World":

"People often mistakenly think that middle refers to the way between the two extremes of eternalism and nihilism, between existence and nonexistence. But middle refers to the fact that this approach surpasses existence or nonexistence. It is a balanced view.

According to this view, things exist on a relative level—we have a name and an address, and the car we drive takes us to a restaurant. The objects of our sense perceptions—sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch—appear, but they are not inherently permanent. On an ultimate level, they are as ephemeral as last night’s dream. They are beyond the hope and fear of eternalism and nihilism, beyond the concepts of real or not real, existing or not existing."

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