The Indistinguishability of the Two Truths
This is the essence of Dharma.
The two truths are Nirvana and Samsara:
Absolute truth and Relative truth
… heaven and hell!
If we think that hell is a nasty place
and heaven is a lovely place,
we will never understand the truth.
By virtue of one,
the other is known.
Our body, speech and mind
all have the nature of emptiness.
As long as we separate the two truths,
we will keep hopping
from one foot to the other…
…never on firm ground
When we separate the two truths
we fall into extremes of
nihilism and eternalism,
believing nothing is rea
everything is real.
First we have to recognise that
everything is impermanent.
Then we recognise that
everything is empty of its own
as they rely on causes and conditions.
Appearances, sound and awareness
are indistinguishable from emptiness
Hell is a relative term.