enlightenment

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French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778) Arouet , Francois-Marie Arouet , Voltaire
one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment Buddha
religion believing in finding enlightenment through meditation Buddhism
teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth Buddhism
spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life conversion , rebirth , spiritual rebirth
French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784) Denis Diderot , Diderot
uplifting enlightenment edification , sophistication
German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781) Gotthold Ephraim Lessing , Lessing
hater of reason, enlightenment misologist
enlightenment for Buddhists, Hindi nirvana
policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge obscurantism
(Zen Buddhism) a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment satori
doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet Tantra , Tantrism
accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment wisdom
school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan Zen , Zen Buddhism
Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight Zen , Zen Buddhism
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