actualized enlightenment

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Glossaryactualized enlightenment

Chinese Noun

actualized enlightenment

始覺

Basic Meaning

Actualized enlightenment is enlightenment that is attained through practice. It is contrasted with original enlightenment, which is the mind's innate purity in its natural state. Ultimately there is no difference between them. Because of the presence of ignorance, sentient beings are blind to their true nature. By removing that ignorance one actualizes enlightenment.

Has the Sense of

Enlightenment attained through practice.

Read It in the Scriptures

Grounded in the original enlightenment is nonenlightenment. And because of nonenlightenment, the process of actualization of enlightenment can be spoken of.  
~ The Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna
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Key Term actualized enlightenment
Topic Variation actualized enlightenment
Chinese 始覺
Chinese Pinyin shijue
Japanese Transliteration shikaku
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Source Language Chinese
Basic Meaning Actualized enlightenment is enlightenment that is attained through practice. It is contrasted with original enlightenment, which is the mind's innate purity in its natural state. Ultimately there is no difference between them. Because of the presence of ignorance, sentient beings are blind to their true nature. By removing that ignorance one actualizes enlightenment.
Has the Sense of Enlightenment attained through practice.
Related Topic Pages The Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna
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