The Pros And Cons Of Madhyama Pratipad

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“Madhyama Pratipad” or middle path is the central philosophical concept, in Buddhism. It came from Buddha’s refutation of any kind of Ditthivada or which means a certain point of view. Buddha neither believed in Sasvatavada or absolute affirmation, nor in Ucchedavada or absolute negation. His position on certain metaphysical issues was one of Madhyama Pratipad which means middle position. He applied this concept to every aspect of human existence as we already know Buddha descended on earth primarily as a reformer and not as a philosopher. The Buddha describes the middle way as a path of moderation, between the extremes of sensual indulgence and self mortification. This according to him was the path of wisdom which he felt was the only key…show more content…
According to studies by the Permanente Journal and the National Institute for Health, vegetarian diets are affordable and can help reduce health risks like high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and cholesterol levels. A plant based diet has the potential to lower the risk of heart disease as well as reducing the amount of medications prescribed in instances of chronic illness. A change to a plant based diet, or vegetarianism, has had dramatic positive effects on the health of patients with chronic illnesses, significantly more than exercise alone[11] The American Dietetic Association indicates that vegetarian diets may be more common among adolescents with eating disorders but that the evidence suggests that the adoption of a vegetarian diet does not lead to eating disorders, rather that "vegetarian diets may be selected to camouflage an existing eating disorder"[12]. Other studies and statements by dietitians and counselors support this…show more content…
According to a 2006 United Nations initiative, the livestock industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental degradation worldwide, and modern practises of raising animals for food contribute on a "massive scale" to air and water pollution, land degradation, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. The initiative concluded that "the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global."[15] Similar to environmental vegetarianism is the concept of economic vegetarianism. An economic vegetarian is someone who practises vegetarianism from either the philosophical viewpoint concerning issues such as public health and curbing world starvation, the belief that the consumption of meat is economically unsound, part of a conscious simple living strategy or just out of

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