We all know there are two extremes mentioned in the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta as kamasukhallikanuyoga and attakilamatanuyoga. Some says the attalilamatanuyoga extreme is better than kamasukhallikanuyoga because its is categorised as hina(lower) in the suttta. So they say that the people come from Attakilamatanuyoga backgrounds generally have more potential of success in Dhamma than the people come from Kamasukhallikanuyoga backgrounds.
Kamasukhallikanuyoga : low, vulgar, the way of worldlings, ignoble, unbeneficial.
Attakilamatanuyoga : painful, ignoble, unbeneficial.
What are your opinions?
“Bhikkhus, these two extremes should not be followed by one who has gone forth into homelessness. What two? The pursuit of sensual happiness in sensual pleasures, which is low, vulgar, the way of worldlings, ignoble, unbeneficial; and the pursuit of self-mortification, which is painful, ignoble, unbeneficial. Without veering towards either of these extremes, the Tathagata has awakened to the middle way, which gives rise to vision, which gives rise to knowledge, which leads to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna.