Atta-kilamatha: Self-mortification = self-torture, is one of the two extremes to be avoided, the other extreme being addiction to sensual pleasures kāma-sukha, whilst The Noble Eightfold Middle Path constitutes the Middle path majjhima-patipadā. See the Buddha's first sermon, The Establishment of the Realm of Dhamma: Dhamma-cakkappavattana-Sutta.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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