After reading THE BUDDHA
’S WAY OF VIRTUE we will go through "The Twin Truths". For the proper understanding of Buddhism
, these opening stanzas are all-important. One of the Buddha's key-thoughts was what modern psychologists call the "law of apperception": the value of things depends upon our attitude to them.
Part of Gautama's work
of reform was a "transvaluation of values," a shifting of emphasis; and, like the Stoics, he taught the indifference of the things .