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Chapter 3 Book Agreed Truth and Absolute Truth R.Subasinghe

Chapter 3 Book Agreed Truth and Absolute Truth R.Subasinghe

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This book discusses the division of ‘truth’ as Agreed Truth’ (provisional truth) and ‘Absolute Truth’ (ultimate truth) as discussed in buddhist views on ‘truth’, while making detailed references to some philosophical problems pertaining to it.

Chapter 1 is on ‘Thinking’, the notion of which is dealt with focussing on the point, ‘thinking’ denotes an existence only for itself’; the point of which is extended to show the ‘external world’ does not exist. Only one ‘internal world’ is witnessed so that the division made as the ‘external world’ and the ‘internal world’ is not needed. Chapter 2 is on the relationship of ‘thinking’ with ‘matter’, the discussion of which leading to the position ‘material world’ is a creation of the mind only; the point of which is extended to show patterns of motion in material manifestations and patterns of thinking share some common grounds as seen in Agreed Truth. Chapter 3 is on how ‘thinking’, as a creation, creates this ‘material’ world and chapter 4 is on the relationship of the thinking element with what is seen as the ‘universe’. The concept of ‘Time’ as a dimension in the universe or otherwise is rejected as a nonentity in chapter 5; and in chapter 6, the nature of life forms and the universe is discussed through the division seen as ‘agreed truth’ and ‘absolute truth’. Chapter 7 is on the notion of ‘I’ or ‘me’, which notion seemingly functions as the centre of the universe as felt by each and every life form, through which only everything manifests; though it, too, is a nonentity in the ultimate seeing in absolute truth. Chapter 8 discusses why thinking beings are not satisfied with their existence as seeing in Agreed Truth, but practical steps are suggested to reach an ideal Happiness as ‘Redemption from the whole Creation’ as elicited out of the teachings in Buddhism. Chapter 9 gives a holistic view on all points discussed in the book and Chapter 10 presents aphorisms as statements that can be pronounced on the nature of the ‘universe’ ‘life forms’ and ‘matter’. © R.Subasinghe 10 February 2014

This book discusses the division of ‘truth’ as Agreed Truth’ (provisional truth) and ‘Absolute Truth’ (ultimate truth) as discussed in buddhist views on ‘truth’, while making detailed references to some philosophical problems pertaining to it.

Chapter 1 is on ‘Thinking’, the notion of which is dealt with focussing on the point, ‘thinking’ denotes an existence only for itself’; the point of which is extended to show the ‘external world’ does not exist. Only one ‘internal world’ is witnessed so that the division made as the ‘external world’ and the ‘internal world’ is not needed. Chapter 2 is on the relationship of ‘thinking’ with ‘matter’, the discussion of which leading to the position ‘material world’ is a creation of the mind only; the point of which is extended to show patterns of motion in material manifestations and patterns of thinking share some common grounds as seen in Agreed Truth. Chapter 3 is on how ‘thinking’, as a creation, creates this ‘material’ world and chapter 4 is on the relationship of the thinking element with what is seen as the ‘universe’. The concept of ‘Time’ as a dimension in the universe or otherwise is rejected as a nonentity in chapter 5; and in chapter 6, the nature of life forms and the universe is discussed through the division seen as ‘agreed truth’ and ‘absolute truth’. Chapter 7 is on the notion of ‘I’ or ‘me’, which notion seemingly functions as the centre of the universe as felt by each and every life form, through which only everything manifests; though it, too, is a nonentity in the ultimate seeing in absolute truth. Chapter 8 discusses why thinking beings are not satisfied with their existence as seeing in Agreed Truth, but practical steps are suggested to reach an ideal Happiness as ‘Redemption from the whole Creation’ as elicited out of the teachings in Buddhism. Chapter 9 gives a holistic view on all points discussed in the book and Chapter 10 presents aphorisms as statements that can be pronounced on the nature of the ‘universe’ ‘life forms’ and ‘matter’. © R.Subasinghe 10 February 2014

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