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See also: Enlightenment
- An act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
- A concept in spirituality, philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge.
1893, Thomas Huxley, Evolution and Ethics:
- But the man who has attained enlightenment sees that the apparent reality is mere illusion, or, as was said a couple of thousand years later, that there is nothing good nor bad but thinking makes it so.
act of enlightening, state of being enlightened