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中道

bedfull_o_books just called me over to watch a scene in Spirited Away: the scene in which Chihiro takes a train to get to Zeniba's house.

The first thing I noticed was the "中道" placard on the front. On a transit vehicle, this might mean "Central Line". It also means something else.

From the Wikipedia article:
The Central Path, Middle Way or Middle Path (Pali: majjhimā paṭipadā; Sanskrit: madhyamā-pratipad[1][a]; Chinese: 中道 zhōngdào; Japanese: 中道 chūdō) is the term that Siddhartha Gautama used to describe the character of the path he discovered that leads to liberation.
There's not much in English about this, but there is a bit in Japanese.
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