Clarifying the Unity of the Two Truths

The Two Truths are inseparable and practitioners need to get to grips with both, Tsoknyi Rinpoche reveals in a recent article for Buddhadharma magazine.

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One Nepalese rupee – two faces.

“The art and beauty of practicing dharma becomes more and more subtle and profound as we learn the dance of the relative and absolute truths,” Rinpoche says. “Since the natural state is timelessly present in both, their indivisibility or inseparability is like a single thread interwoven throughout all the teachings, functioning at every level and stage of practice.

“It is important to recognize that practice solely at the relative level, or even at the level of the absolute, is not so difficult when we keep it separate. The real art comes in uniting the relative and absolute in practice.”

The full article, which appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Buddhadharma , is available for reading on the Lion’s Roar web site: .