two truths

Two true facts that can be validly known about any existent phenomenon.

(1) In Hinayana, two types of validly knowable phenomena into which all existent phenomena can be divided: superficially true and deepest true phenomena. (2) In Gelug Mahayana, two true facts that can be validly known about any existent phenomenon. (3) In non-Gelug Mahayana, all existent phenomena cognized with dualistic appearance-making and cognized without dualistic appearance-making.

Tibetan: bden-pa gnyis

J Hopkins: the two truths [i.e. ultimate truth (don dam bden pa, paramArtha-satya); and conventional truth (kun rdzob bden pa, samvRti-satya)].


Other languages

Deutsch: zwei Wahrheiten
Français: deux vérités
Italiano: due verità
Русский: две истины
Tiếng Việt: nhị đế

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