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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buddhism, Hinduism
enlightenmenten‧light‧en‧ment /ɪnˈlaɪtnmənt/ noun [uncountable]  1 formalUNDERSTAND when you understand something clearly, or when you help someone do this Isabel looked to Ron for enlightenment.2 RRBRRHthe final stage reached in the Buddhist and Hindu religions when you no longer suffer or feel desire and you are at peace with the universe the quest for spiritual enlightenment
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enlightenmentThree Levels on which rationality has practical significance may be distinguished, which I shall call groundedness, enlightenment and emancipation.The renaissance was not destined to endure; predictably, it led to no enlightenment.In this way the autonomy and spontaneity of the individual subject that had been the original goal of enlightenment might be retrieved.In this, like both Priest and Sister My Sister, it functions as a parable of enlightenment and individualism.The beginning of my real enlightenment was in the late sixties.Certainly later writers warn against mistaking unusual sense phenomena for genuine spiritual enlightenment.It is the story of the failures of one generation written for the enlightenment of a subsequent generation.spiritual enlightenmentCertainly later writers warn against mistaking unusual sense phenomena for genuine spiritual enlightenment.I listened to their tales of spiritual enlightenment, past lives, cosmic futures.How did these madmen get the reputation in the West for possessing vast spiritual enlightenment?
EnlightenmentEnlightenment /ɪnˈlaɪtnmənt/   the Enlightenment
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