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Sudden enlightenment.‘the road that leads to satori’
hunch, feeling, feeling in one's bones, gut feeling, funny feeling, inkling, sneaking suspicion, suspicion, impressionView synonyms
- ‘Too often, academic writing seems like a kind of anti-Zen, geared not to promoting any flash of insight-giving satori.’
- ‘The doctrine of satori calls for the follower to annihilate self to reach the higher state so as to liberate oneself from the habitual way of life.’
- ‘It's the usual grab bag of danger that one accepts in exchange for high-alpine solitude, and maybe even satori.’
- ‘Would it require a sort of expanded awareness, like the way you feel after satori?’
- ‘The character is, no doubt, experiencing some form of satori.’
Japanese, literally ‘awakening’.
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