Truths we know

  11 December 2022

Article summary

Usually, what we see through eyes, what we hear through ears, what we feel as a smell through nose or taste through tongue or touch through body and what we sense through our mind makes us believe on a truth.

The first two types of truth on the above 3 types of truths are based on the fact of those experiences. 

The Relative truth / The Conventional truth

We can say this as the most common level of truth.  The relative truth also can be call as conventional truth is what we are receiving through five senses and all the interpretation we get into our mind.  We believe what we see, hear, feel or sense is the truth. Our most common reactions are based on this truth.  Majority of the beings are believing this experience as the eternal truth.  This is the most common ground of beings. 

The Absolute Truth / Paramārtha Satya

Then comes the second level of truth.  When someone finds something beyond the experience of 5 senses, that can be categories under this second type of truth.  Let’s say some scientifical explanation like the video we shared here, or some meditation experiences or some philosophical way of seeing the life or spiritual teachings are all can be categories under this “Absolute Truth / Paramārtha Satya”.  That’s why many identify Buddhism also under this category.

The Absolute truth or the Paramārtha Truth is enough to break the spell of relative truth or the conventional truth.  That’s why most of us are believed this level of truth as the Ultimate truth or Noble truth. 

But the absolute truth is again about knowing how the 5 senses are working and how we deceived by the effect of those senses through the 6th sense call MIND.  Just like in the video.  

The problem is both above so – called truths are based on lies identify through 6 senses which we call eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body & the MIND.  Many spiritual teachings are based on the experience of Mind, and that’s why we always confused its finding as the absolute truth.   And also, often confused as the Buddhist Teachings.