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Definition for enlightenment (2 of 2)
noun Buddhism, Hinduism.
Origin of prajna
Examples from the Web for enlightenment
In my search for answers about who I was, I pored over religious texts in search of enlightenment.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everything in life, from governance to harvest to warfare, was suffused with sacred meaning until the advent of the Enlightenment.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I later read that to be fit for enlightenment, man must be fearless.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he emerged from the Zen monastery on Mount Baldy, his enlightenment was followed with an all too worldly disaster.
They also watch films for insight, enlightenment, and meaningfulness.The Science of Weepies: Why We Love Crying at the Movies|Elizabeth Picciuto|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a haze over everything, but yet there was an enlightenment even in the haze.Sir Tom|Mrs. Oliphant
But the Republic as a whole proved in many ways its love of enlightenment.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
You all three offer a terrible example of the dangers of enthusiasm, and of the want of enlightenment on religious matters.Atala|Franois Auguste de Chateaubriand
They tell us they are opening windows of enlightenment and doors of progress.
Its ample use by the deaf and dumb has led to much of the error which exists respecting their degree of enlightenment.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume II (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
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Word Origin for prajna
Culture definitions for enlightenment
An intellectual movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries marked by a celebration of the powers of human reason, a keen interest in science, the promotion of religious toleration, and a desire to construct governments free of tyranny. Some of the major figures of the Enlightenment were David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Locke, the Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Voltaire.