“The Awakened One, the best of teachers, spoke of two truths, conventional and higher; no third is ascertained; a conventional statement is true because of convention and a higher statement is true as disclosing the true characteristics of events.”
Conventional reality is arrived at by common consensus and is based on the arbitrary label of name as referred to in DN 9, which gives rise to the customs and networks of CR. The threat is it purports to be ultimate.
along with perception
of impingement & form,
totally stop without trace:
that’s where the tangle
is cut.”—SN 7.6
The first step in cutting the tangle is to categorize in reality what is conventional and what is ultimate. Any knowledge or experience of the path from the earliest stages should be classed as UR (MN 121).