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Two truths

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Two truths
(skt.: dvaya satya; tib.: den pa nyi) The two truths (sometimes translated also as two realities) or two levels of truth about reality are:
1. the relative or conventional truth (kun dzob denpa)
2. the deepest or ultimate truth (don dam den pa)

The two truths are interdependent, but we usually perceive only the conventional one. A practitioner who has realized Emptiness perceives either ultimate truth (in a state of meditation) or relative truth (when he leaves the meditation state). Only a Buddha can perceive both truths at once.

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"What is born will die, what has been gathered will be dispersed, what has been accumulated will be exhausted, what has been built up will collapse, and what has been high will be brought low."
- Buddhist scripture

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