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enlightened
used in Notes from the Underground

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Definition
having or receiving important knowledge or understanding — (sometimes a spiritual belief)

or:

free of false beliefs based on superstition or prejudice
  • I suspect, gentlemen, that you are looking at me with compassion; you tell me again that an enlightened and developed man, such, in short, as the future man will be, cannot consciously desire anything disadvantageous to himself, that that can be proved mathematically.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (40% in)
  • Oh, tell me, who was it first announced, who was it first proclaimed, that man only does nasty things because he does not know his own interests; and that if he were enlightened, if his eyes were opened to his real normal interests, man would at once cease to do nasty things, would at once become good and noble because, being enlightened and understanding his real advantage, he would see his own advantage in the good and nothing else, and we all know that not one man can, consciously,...
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (2% in)
  • ...does nasty things because he does not know his own interests; and that if he were enlightened, if his eyes were opened to his real normal interests, man would at once cease to do nasty things, would at once become good and noble because, being enlightened and understanding his real advantage, he would see his own advantage in the good and nothing else, and we all know that not one man can, consciously, act against his own interests, consequently, so to say, through necessity, he would...
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (3% in)

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