enlightenment enlightenment  /ɛn ˈlaɪ tən mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
  2. (n) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
  3. (n) a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine

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Usage(s):

  1. And the moment of his enlightenment.
  2. The lovely thing about a film actor's work is that it's always there to be rediscovered; the nice thing about ignorance is that it can eventually be twisted into enlightenment.
  3. A path to enlightenment that winds back 5,000 years in its native India, yoga has suddenly become so hot, so cool, so very this minute.

News

  1. Parastudy to hold fundraiser Flea Market Saturday

    Parastudy, a not-for profit group dedicated to exploring the personal growth and enlightenment, will hold its first ever fundraiser Flea Market on the grounds of its Victorian mansion, Saturday, June 22 (rain date June 29). Free parking next door at Wilson’s Auction (right next door to Parastudy). Shop for many unusual items, including angel figurines and swords. Space may still be available ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. Miracle of Yoga Welcomes Author of "How to Attain Enlightenment"

    Miracle of Yoga, an online yoga video site and physical studio located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, is proud to welcome James Swartz, author of "How to Attain Enlightenment."
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Jane Birdsell's Book, Emotional Enlightenment, Wins a National Indie Excellence Finalist Award.

    Emotional Enlightenment: Managing Feelings for Success is a Finalist in the Relationship Category of the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards Contest. (PRWeb June 19, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10805236.htm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "It's pretty simple: Yoga is a religious practice in Hinduism. It's the way to reach enlightenment. To bring it to the west and bill it as a scientific practice for fitness is dishonest," said Hunt, 80.
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: Dave Hunt Source: Forbes

  2. "I think I've always been drawn to ordinary women with ordinary strengths and frailties, just stumbling into enlightenment," said Spacek, in comments reported by The Times of Trenton for Sunday's newspapers.
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Sissy Spacek Source: Forbes

  3. "The Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century popularized the idea of religious tolerance, and we are doubtless better for it," Prothero writes. "But the idea of religious unity is wishful thinking nonetheless, and it has not made the world a...
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Stephen Prothero Source: eTaiwan News

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