Two truths theory. Did Buddha teach it?

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Postby retrofuturist » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:07 am

Greetings Mike,

Yes - I have heard the distinction between these two modes being regarded by some as "conventional language" and "Dhamma language".

One does not negate the other of course, but only one communicates the unique, deep and original Dhammic insights that the Buddha brought to the table.

That's a slightly different spectrum though to the distinction between sutta language and paramattha dhammas.

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Hi Retro,

Clearly there are different ways of interpreting the suttas and the abhidhamma, but to me (considering passages such as the ones I quoted, and the hundreds of others...) the paramattha dhamma ideas is simply a development of the khandas, elements, sense bases, etc. Just an eleboration of the process of slicing up experience in various ways, as described in the suttas.

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