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satori


Had he practiced Zen, Archimedes would have said "satori" instead of "eureka!"
  a state of complete enlightenment sought by Zen Buddhists
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  • Had he practiced Zen, Archimedes would have said "satori" instead of "eureka!"
  • Dr. Suzuki says somewhere that to be in a state of pure consciousness—satori—is to be with God before he said, Let there be light.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • There in the Master’s Rock, where perfect satori had eluded so many much worthier pilgrims, I achieved it through the memory of a not quite sixteen-year-old womanchild’s body lying next to mine while moonlight spilled from a Thomas Hawk’s wings.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And he says in satori-accented Korean, Hey you, arrogant youth, stop doing all that work and come drink with an elder.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
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Associated words [difficulty]:   satori [8] , nirvana [4] , sutra [7] , mandala [8]
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