Definitions for "Middle Way"
the ultimate reality of all phenomena, which, in Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism is the Law of Namu-myoho-renge-kyo (q.v.).
Monastic lifestyle advocated by the Buddha, which is midway between asceticism and the pursuit of pleasure.
It denotes the mean between two extremes, particularly between realism and nihilism, eternal substantial existence and annihilation. This doctrine opposes the rigid categories of existence and non-existence in the interest of a middle way. This is the utlimate truth of Buddhism, and the reality character of all Buddha. See also Eight Negations.
See “Middle Path”.
In general, the Middle Way or Middle Path (Skt.: madhyamā-pratipad; Pali: majjhimā patipadā)Kohn (1991), p. 143. Also see the Pali version of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (available on-line at where the phrase majjhimā patipadā is used. is the Buddhist practice of non-extremism.Kohn (1991), p. 143.
a state of complete objectivity, and it is possible to step fully in the middle only when the consciousness is mature enough, as to stay in inner silence, encountering every moment of life or death in the totality of being