Valid Cognition: Distinguishing Between Certainty Wisdom and Stubborn Opinion
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
A brief explanation of valid cognition according to Mipham Rinpoche and the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism:
Valid Cognition According to the Two Truths
I. Relative Truth
a. Pure (Noble Beings on the Bhumi Levels)
b. Impure (Sentient Beings)
-consensus among everyone
-performs its function
ii. Incorrect (Mistaken)
-doesn’t perform its function
II. Absolute Truth
a. Categorized (Svatantika Madhyamaka)
b. Uncategorized (Prasangika Madhyamaka)
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