Word of the Day Archive
Friday October 1, 2010
In Zen Buddhism, the state of sudden indescribable intuitive enlightenment.
"Ah a little satori for Smith today," says Morley. "What were you doing down here?" "Sleeping, mostly."
-- Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums
Jitka's hands, which were holding the worn and contemptible shorts, dropped when she saw in the eyes of her husband a reflection of her satori, or rather anti-satori, since it was icy and grim . . . My God, how we're living.
-- Vladimír Páral, Craig Stephen Cravens, Lovers and murderers
Satori is a term from Zen Buddhism that derives from the Japanese word meaning "to awaken."