Definition of Satori

1. Noun. (Zen Buddhism) a state of sudden spiritual enlightenment.

Generic synonyms: Enlightenment
Category relationships: Zen, Zen Buddhism



Definition of Satori

1. Noun. (context: Zen Buddhism) A sudden inexpressible feeling of inner understanding or enlightenment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Satori

1. the illumination of spirit sought by Zen Buddhists [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Satori

satisfices
satisficing
satisfie
satisfied
satisfier
satisfiers
satisfies
satisfieth
satisfy
satisfying
satisfyingly
satisfyingness
sative
satnav
satnavs
satori (current term)
satoris
satoyama
satpaevite
satphone
satphones
satrap
satrapal
satrapate
satrapess
satrapesses
satrapial
satrapian
satrapic
satrapical

Literary usage of Satori

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Faith of Japan by Tasuku Harada (1914)
"IV SATORi: THE LAW OF ENLIGHTENMENT Safari, as written in the Chinese ... To the Japanese, satori means an awakening to the full consciousness of the real ..."

2. Japanese-English and English-Japanese Dictionary by James Curtis Hepburn (1881)
"satori,-«Í,-//ÍZ, /. IL To know, discern, understand ; to discover, ... satori, n. Intelligence, perception, discernment, understanding, knowledge. ..."

3. The Eastern Alps, Including the Bavarian Highlands, Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1903)
"•Сиг-Hôtel grounds and fin vap •Сиг-Hôtel (PI. h), satori-Str. , on the slope ... -satori Gardens, a charming park with beautiful points of view and a dairy ..."

4. Japan in a Nutshell by Professor Solomon (1997)
"If he does so, he is on the road to satori. For to understand one's koan is to understand ... The Master recognizes whether or not satori has been achieved. ..."

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