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What does enlightenment mean?

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Noun
  1. An act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
  2. A concept in spirituality, philosophy and psychology related to achieving clarity of perception, reason and knowledge.
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Catherine had innumerable lovers and did not find it contradictory to her enlightenment that she ruled Russia as an absolute autocrat.
It's all part of that whole godless scientific method, empirical data, age of reason, enlightenment lah-de-dah we hold so dear.
They use urine to unleash their kundalini, sending it straight into the third eye, bringing instant enlightenment.
They established universities in Granada and Cordova in Spain and lit the lamp of enlightenment in a Europe immersed in darkness.
Thus, Muldrow cannot help but abjure spiritual claims to universal enlightenment.
The goal of the Zen koan is enlightenment, which is a profound change of heart.

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