Conventional truth

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Refers to the conventions agreed by a group, community or nation, and accepted as norm or truth by that group, community or nation at a point in time.  Conventional truth is based on naming and labeling of phenomena, according to how the group sees the external appearance of the phenomena and does not capture their true essence.  Conventional truth is limited in space and time.

Refer to the text “Conventional Truth, Ultimate Truth” for more details.

P: sammuti-sacca, S: vyavaha-satya, V: tục đế

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