Buddhism is a major world religion founded in northeastern India based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. The main principles of Buddhism are contained in the Four Nobble truth and the Eightfold path. Buddhism is the middle way because it lies between the extremes rising above the two. Buddhism creates a relationship between the physical and spiritual balance of life and keeps the balance for each, making the middle path.
The Middle path is a term used in Buddhism to mean a balanced approach to life and exerting continual effort. It is the correct view of life as taught by Buddha and are the thoughts and deeds that create happiness. The religion of Buddhism seeks to reconcile opposing viewpoints and maintain balance; hence it is called the Middle Way.
The teaching of Buddha is the adoption of the Eightfold path, which requires everyone to avoid the extremes of sensual pleasures and self-mortification leading to self-awakening and liberation. This is important in showing the paradox of the universe beyond the opposites showing the notion of the middle way.
Buddhism acts as a moderation between extremes of sensual indulgence and self-mortification through the Noble Eightfold Path. In addition, it is the proper way to attain enlightenment because it leads to insight and wisdom and advances calmness, ensuring one is not going to either extreme. Therefore, Buddhism teaches between denial and self-indulgence in a middle way and how to live moderately. This makes Buddhism the Middle way, the path of moderation between extremes.