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Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER16

Enlightened About Delusion

In This Chapter

  • How the concept of enlightenment is used in Zen
  • Relating to ideals
  • The way in which you are already awakened
  • Enlightenment experiences
  • Life after enlightenment

Enlightenment has many names, even just within Zen. The word is often used interchangeably with the terms awakening and liberation. The English word enlightenment also means to have received greater understanding or knowledge about a situation; when it’s used in a Zen context it refers specifically to attaining greater understanding about the nature of reality. Awakening means to have woken up to this reality from the stupor of delusion. ...

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