The golden mean

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The golden mean

‘Rectitude is a matter of making the innate tendencies of things conform to their natures.’ – From The Classic of Changes, A New Translation of the I Ching as Interpreted by Wang Bi, by Richard John Lynn Buddhism outlines a path through which we may loosen the grip of suffering on us, called the eightfold path. The first of these eight practices entails a shift in perspective and is called ‘right view’. It is also the foundation for the other seven. Without right view there can be no right intention, right speech, right action, right effort, right livelihood, right mindfulness and right absorption. It entails […]