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Enlightenment is a word closely connected to Buddhism. Bodhi, in Sanskrit & Pali means enlightenment. The true meaning of ‘Bodhi’ is to attain perfect wisdom of four noble truths to end ‘dukha’ or sufferings so as to attain ‘nirvana’ and to ultimately become ‘arhat’ or liberated soul. Mahayana Buddhism classifies Bodhi as ‘perfection of wisdom.’ ‘To attain supreme wisdom by understanding the divine truth of life is Enlightenment’- Buddha Suzuki, a well known Japanese scholar who is also known as Rinzai Zen Monk gave the term ‘ Satori’. The exact meaning of Satori is ‘to know’. To explain it more, enlightenment is to experience insight into true nature of reality. It is to know more about reality. Zen also says enlightenment as a ‘permanent state’. Vajrayana, a tantric practicioner which comes under Mahayana calls enlightenment as a transformative state. It is like letting yourself enter in some other world or…

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