A discourse on the two truths
Author: Khensur Ciampa Thegciog
The theme of the book refers to the essence of the Buddhist philosophical vision: the cognitive investigation of reality through the identification of the conventional aspect of the phenomena around us, and of their ultimate aspect. By recognizing the way of existing, error-free, devoid of change, which is the very condition proper to everything and every being, we can root out all the sufferings and problems of this life and future ones, as well as all karma. and mental afflictions.
:“… The two truths to which we refer are the conventional truth and the ultimate truth; they represent the basis of practice, which is characterized by 'method' and 'wisdom', and whose fruit is the attainment of the two bodies of a buddha.
All aspects of the method, such as the generation of love, compassion, the mind of enlightenment and so on fall within the scope of conventional truth, while wisdom falls within that of ultimate truth. Conventional truths form the basis for seeking the ultimate mode of existence of phenomena. Both method and wisdom are both needed to eliminate the afflictions and obscurations present in our mental continuum, and to purify our mind altogether; neither of them is more important than the other, neither of them can be done without: both are needed! ... "