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Majjhima Patipada, 2 Definition(s)

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Majjhima Patipada means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

Middle Way (Skt., madhyamā-pratipad; Pali, majjhimapātipadā); generally, a term for the way of the historical Buddha Shākyamuni, which teaches avoidance of all extremes—like indulgence in the pleasures of the senses on one side and self-mortification and asceticism on the other. More specifically, it refers to the Mādhyamika school founded by Nāgārju­na, which refrains from choosing between op­posing positions, and in relation to the existence or nonexistence of all things, treads a middle way.

Source: Shambala Publications: GeneralIt 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.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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