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Avoiding Extremes by the Golden Middle Way:

The Blessed Buddha once said:
The homeless one should not follow after these two extremes:
1: Giving in to indulgence in easy sensual pleasures, which are banal, primitive, vulgar,
not noble, and disadvantageous on a very, very long term!
Neither should he 2: Practice painful self-torture, which is not noble, and detrimental.
The Blessed One has avoided both these extremes, and found the Golden Middle Way,
which gives one both vision and understanding, which leads to peace, to clear insight,
to Enlightenment, to Nibbāna... It is only this very Noble 8-fold Way, that leads to the
final irreversible ceasing of absolutely all Suffering:

Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration

These Eight Noble Links, friends and Bhikkhus, are to be developed for the complete
comprehension and elimination of all greed, all hate, all ignorance, anger, envy, stinginess,
hypocrisy, shrewdness, disloyalty, conceit, stubbornness, irritation, all haughty arrogance,
and lethargic laziness! These Noble 8 Links will induce their complete annihilation, ceasing,
overcoming, vanishing, abandoning, destruction, evaporation, and the ultimate detaching
release from the terror of all these mental horrors!

Further study on this unique Noble 8-fold Way:

Source (edited extracts):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya SN: 56:11
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya AN 8:90

The Golden Middle Way!

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