The Theory of Two Truths in India

[Revised entry by Sonam Thakchoe on October 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The theory of the two truths has a twenty-five century long history behind it. It has its origin in the
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[Revised entry by Sonam Thakchoe on October 20, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The theory of the two truths has a twenty-five century long history behind it. It has its origin in the sixth century BCE[1] India with the emergence of the Siddhārtha Gautama. It is said, according to the Pitāpūtrasamāgama-sūtra, Siddhārtha became a buddha "awakened one" because he fully understood the meaning of the two truths - conventional truth (saṁvṛti-satya) and ultimate truth...

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