Practicing the Middle Way the Shaolin Style

Check out how a Shaolin Monk approaches life in general. I love it when I hear he says the middle way is not extreme left or right but a big circle in the video. He uses the example of eating meat as a monk is not OK when there is a vegetable, but he is practicing the middle way and so when he only has a choice of eating meat at the moment because someone offers him meat only — he would not deny since the animal is already dead. For example, this person would tell him that he or she could throw away the meat as waste if he isn’t going to accept it — thus he must do so since the animal is already dead. Moreover, he said that embrace change and middle way and do not stick to extreme concept since in life things are changing naturally and never stay the same, and by not saying eating meat is bad or eating vegetable only is bad — he is practicing the middle way by being a monk and yet he eats meat when a good samaritan is offering him meat only. So, looking at both extremes and yet don’t deny any and only do what is making sense at the moment could allow a person getting closer to the middle way.

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