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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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