One of the most fascinating part of Buddhism is the middle path/way. This was the first teaching of Buddha after his awakening. The middle way talks about avoiding the two most common paths that people take.
The first is addiction to the pleasures of the senses. This path is followed by ordinary people and is coarse, unworthy and unprofitable. The second is that of self-mortification which is painful and unworthy.
The middle way is that of moderation, that is, avoiding these two extremes. This, according to Buddhism, is the Noble Eightfold path (right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.)
#photography #buddhism #india #travel #monastery #buddha #nikon #nikonphotography #Coorg