Enlightenment

  Reference/Meaning Formula
#1 The humanisation of everyday activity: an intentional process in social life involving the mutual influence of ultimate values and principal objects. PH6K-L7B L4B
#2 Attainment of a sustained ultimate experience of oneness of all things, non-dual cognition, clear light, utter awareness, and dissolution of the individuated personality into the universal mind, God or Absolute Reality.
Syn: moksha, wu, satori, zazen, nirvana.
 
#3 A philosophical approach emerging in the 18th century that elevated the individual, reason and science above community, tradition and religious edicts. Noted thinkers in this tradition included: Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Mill.  

 

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