Buddhism discusses the self from two levels: one is relative truth; the other is the ultimate truth. Our five sensory perceptions are called relative truth. Without rigorous examination, we consider the perceptions of our physical sense faculties to be true — if the eye sees the colour red, we believe it is red; if the eye sees the colour white, we believe it is white. All the values and the view of the world formed on this basis are very superficial.
Surpassing the perceptions of the sense faculties is the ultimate truth. The true reality of the world and of the self is the ultimate truth.
~ Depicted from Suffering is just a Paper Tiger