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Two Truths: Two Models

Graham Priest

in Moonshadows

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199751426
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827190 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0013
Two Truths: Two Models

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Madhyamaka-influenced schools of Buddhism are committed to the view that there are two realities (the doctrine of “two truths”). This chapter provides two ways in which the idea may be (and has been) understood. According to one of these, the two realities are two (subjective) perspectives on one and the same thing. According to the other, the relation between the two is that between something and its (objective) manifestation.

Keywords: two truths; conventional reality; ultimate reality; Candrakīrti; Fazang; awakening

Chapter.  3426 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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