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Awakening

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awakening (bodai 菩提, kaku , satori 悟り)

S. bodhi. A state of mind that is fully and accurately aware, as when one is awake rather than asleep or dreaming. To have (or be in the state of) bodhi is to be a buddha, an "awakened one," free from the delusion (mayoi ) that characterizes ordinary living beings.

Awakening: Spiritual realization; complete purity and Wisdom. The ultimate goal of Buddhist practice. Full liberation from Ignorance and Suffering. Purified of all obscurations, defilements, and misperceptions of reality. The development of all perfect qualities and Wisdom.

Also see Enlightenment.