Many modern Buddhists believe this nevertheless reject asceticism more than indulgence.
Yet several ascetics say that the asceticism extreme is relatively better than sensual-pleasures-extreme.
They say that generally the people came to practice Dhamma from asceticism-extreme are relatively more wise and capable of ending Dukkha than the people came from indulgence extreme.
Even in the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta, there are more disadvantages of sensual pleasures than self-mortification.
What do you think?“Mendicants, these two extremes should not be cultivated by one who has gone forth. What two?
Indulgence in sensual pleasures, which is low, crude, ordinary, ignoble, and pointless.
And indulgence in self-mortification, which is painful, ignoble, and pointless.
Avoiding these two extremes, the Realized One woke up by understanding the middle way, which gives vision and knowledge, and leads to peace, direct knowledge, awakening, and extinguishment.
Is indulgence the very reason to reject asceticism highly than the indulgence.