‘All exists,’ Kaccayana, this is one extreme,
‘All does not exist,’ this is the other extreme.
Without veering towards either of these extremes,
the Tathagata teaches the Dhamma by the Middle Way.
— Sakyamuni Buddha
(Samyutta Nikaya 12.15)
‘Existence’ is the grasping at permanence;
‘non-existence’ is the view of annihilation.
Therefore, the wise do not dwell
in existence or non-existence.
— Nagarjuna Bodhisattva