Now we come to the investigation through debates, or questions and answers, on the view of selflessness discussed in the previous stanzas. First, if there is no birth, no existence etc. then what are the two truths for? If there is no relative truth, how can there be ultimate truth, which is said to be based on the relative truth?
Although absolutely there is no relative truth, nor even the absolute truth, or any concept whatsoever, yet as long as there are samsaric beings with their relative experience, the approach of the two truths is very useful and can help us understand more clearly how things really are. The two truths are not two different things. Everything is there only relatively but not in the absolute sense. It’s like having a dream at night and waking up and knowing the dream wasn’t really true.
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