Note that there's a window manager of that name, which I don't have notes on.
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Various descriptions, such as a state of awakenness or a cessation of desire.
- Seven Habits Condensed Summaries
- Lessons From The Light, by Ken Ring
Enlightenment is not ineffable. It does not defy explanation, although it may seem to be beyond comprehension. It is the step before one discovers one's true path. It is an opening up and an understanding without comprehension. It is faith without understanding. It is a revealing and a beckoning. It is a personal and yet wholly shared event. It is a oneness and an openness. It is an event and yet somehow it is something carried within, for all of life and beyond death. It is something to strive for and yet wholly accidental. It is un-articulated and yet influencing.
In English and western traditions ∞
It is notable that other examples and phrases in English exist, English freely uses words from other languages, and English language-native cultures freely adopt foreign traditions, religions and cultures.
In non-English and foreign traditions ∞
Many examples exist.
- Greek for "human excellence", frequently translated as "virtue".
- Hunduism[doesn't exist] uses it for a variety of things not easily translated.
- Hinduism, could be considered Divine Enlightenment.
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - (1974 book), by Robert M. Pirsig has a long description of "Quality" from various angles. Understanding the term could be considered a piece of the enlightenment puzzle.
- Japanese for an idea akin to effortless perfection.
- Shibumi - Effortless Perfection, by AJJF Professors
- True Discipline
- See also Flow.
- In Daoism, is a concept which embodies limitless compassion and mimic the way to heaven.
- Also the "spiritual mountain", the "golden palace", the "golden pill" [ 4 ] Although this is a concept in funeral ceremonies[doesn't exist] , "The domain of the Three Pure Realms" [ 5 ] See also trailokya in Hinduism .
The "mystic pearl"
- In Daoism, is a concept to describe the bright light and clarity of one aspect of Enlightenment.
- An Aboriginal Australian wandering.
TODO - Unresearched ∞
Notable related terms ∞
- Japanese for "was Enlightened".
- Japanese for "gods and men" (the "superior man")
"The great death"
- Zen, is a concept of false notion of self dies even as you live and awaken to the larger reality.
- The story of Master Sun and Vast Obscurity lists elements.
- True enlightenment can be seen by what a person has done, not by what he says. -- Musashi
- If you ever reach total enlightenment while you're drinking a beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose. -- Jack Handy
Thus the hero of the Odyssey is a great fighter, a wily schemer, a ready speaker, a man of stout heart and broad wisdom who knows that he must endure without too much complaining what the gods send; and he can both build and sail a boat, drive a furrow as straight as anyone, beat a young braggart at throwing the discus, challenge the Pheacian youthat boxing, wrestling or running; flay, skin, cut up and cook an ox, and be moved to tears by a song. He is in fact an excellent all-rounder; he has surpassing areté.
Areté implies a respect for the wholeness or oneness of life, and a consequent dislike of specialization. It implies a contempt for efficiency...or rather a much higher idea of efficiency, an efficiency which exists not in one department of life but in life itself.
|^ 1||The second edition is library of congress catalog card number 76-113490)|
|^ 2||or shibumi|
|^ 3|| or "the altar of wisdom"
(see also Seat of Wisdom in Christianity)
|^ 4||Although this is a concept in funeral ceremonies[doesn't exist]|
|^ 5||See also trailokya in Hinduism|
|^ 6||I've seen zhenren written "chen-jen".|