This KarmicEye painting is dedicated to the Middle Path as taught by the Buddha. It has been chronicled that soon after the Buddha attained enlightenment he shared his views with five holy men in a Deer Park near Benares. According to Buddha the Middle Path essentially points to moderate thought and behavior between extremes of worldly pleasure or lifestyle and that of asceticism. He spoke of Four Noble Truths about suffering that every individual experiences, what causes or leads to suffering and how to cease suffering while achieving self-awakening. The way out of it was through the Eight Noble Path of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration. This Noble Eight- fold path is depicted in the spokes of the DharmaChakra. The introduction to this Middle Path at the deer path set off the beginning of Buddhism as a way of life .