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Definition of the Week (8) – Ultimate Truth

Ultimate Truth:
That which can only be cognized in a non-dual manner by the direct perception realizing it.

Ultimate truth and emptiness are synonymous.

Definition Key:
To be cognized in a non-dual manner: the perception is free from the three dualistic modes:

  1. The appearance of subject and object as different.
  2. The appearance of an illusory (nominal) phenomenon.
  3. The appearance of inherent existence.

On the level of sentient beings there is only one consciousness that fulfills these criteria, which is the non-dual transcendental wisdom directly realizing emptiness.

It is the only antidote against ignorance and samsara, and synonymous with  the truth of the path.