The Buddha’s teaching of the Dharma
is based on two truths:
a truth of worldly convention
and an ultimate truth.
Those who do not understand
the distinction drawn between these two truths
do not understand
the Buddha’s profound truth.
Without a foundation in the conventional truth
the significance of the ultimate cannot be taught.
Without understanding the significance of the ultimate,
liberation is not achieved.
from the book The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
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