Harmonious Communal Life

In this teachings of the Buddha, quite often would describe two streams of consideration.  One is what we call “Conventional Truth” or “Conventional Reality”, and the other is called “Liberation Truth”, “Transcendent Truth”, or “Liberation Reality”.  In the “Conventional Truth”, that’s where we’re defined as social beings, with our various kinds of responsibilities and relationships: I’m Viradhammo, I’m the senior monk here, my brother lives in Ottawa, I have a personal history, my parents come from Latvia, my Teacher lives in Thailand, and so on and so forth.  So these are the conventions of individuality that each one experiences in a different way.