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Relative and absolute truth

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In Buddhist philosophy, anything that is perceived by the mind did not exist before the mind perceived it; it depends on the mind. It doesn’t exist independently, therefore it doesn’t truly exist. That is not to say that it doesn’t exist “somewhat”. Buddhists called the perceived world relative truth – a truth that is measured and labeled by our ordinary minds. In order to qualify as ultimate truth, it must not be fabricated, it must not be a product of the imagination, and it must be independent of interpretation.

– Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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2 responses

  1. Physicists and cognitive neuroscientists would agree.

    July 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

  2. No two people will see the same thing happening through their frame of reference. The inital thought is our organic self however perception takes on its entity. Truth can not be defined as absolute with physics to back it up. Absolute truth is in the eye of the beholder.

    December 7, 2018 at 11:58 am

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