Points of Controversy
5.6. Of Popular Knowledge
Andhaka: Then why exempt popular knowledge from the search for truth?
Theravādin: Then according to you, popular knowledge has only Truth as its object. But is it the object of popular knowledge to understand the fact and nature of Suffering, to put away the Cause, to realize the Cessation, to develop the Path thereto? You must deny. (Hence the need for a distinction between truths.)