- For Teachers
"Middle way" is a term for moderate attitude for what you've decided to do. Do you say "middle way" or "the middle way"?
ex)He always keeps to the middle way.
I know "the" is used for unique things, but sometimes I can see nouns of general idea without "the".
So what is the standard for adding "the" or not for general ideas or concepts?
"Some people can't stop exercising and others sit on the couch all day long. My approach to exercise is to take a middle way." (I use 'a' here, because no middle way has been mentioned yet.)
I know the Buddha had a "Middle Way" philosophy - not to live in luxury, but not to impose the extremes of asceticism on oneself. I think it's an Eastern concept. I'd be interested in hearing if there's any Middle Way philosophy from the West that was called this.