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བདེན་པ་གཉིས། | Glossary of Terms

    བདེན་པ་གཉིས།

    bden pa gnyis

    dvayasatya

  • Term
Publications: 3
Translation by Gregory Forgues
  • Two truths
  • བདེན་པ་གཉིས།
  • bden pa gnyis
  • satyadvaya

The ultimate and relative, or conventional, truth.

Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz
  • Two truths
  • བདེན་པ་གཉིས།
  • bden pa gnyis
  • satyadvaya

The relative truth and the ultimate truth. See glossary entries for each. Later schools of Buddhism defined and categorized the two truths in varying ways, but in all cases the presentation of the two truths is understood to be an exhaustive categorization that includes all phenomena. Note that the two truths are not understood to be separate dimensions, but rather as two aspects of the same reality, although from the perspective of the relative truth reality is falsely perceived.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Two truths
  • བདེན་པ་གཉིས།
  • bden pa gnyis
  • dvayasatya

The truths of the way things seem to be and the way they actually are.