satori

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From Japanese 悟り (さとり) (satori, understanding)

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satori (uncountable)

  1. (Zen Buddhism) A sudden inexpressible feeling of inner understanding or enlightenment.
    • 2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon & Schuster (2005), page 115:
      What happened to the Merry Band on its trip during the summer of 1964 ranged from the cosmically sublime to the ridiculous, from peak ecstasy to full-tilt satori.

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Japanese[edit]

satori

  1. rōmaji reading of さとり

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Noun[edit]

satōrī

  1. dative singular of sator