Literally means awakening, as awakening from a dream. In Buddhism, it means seeing clearly the true nature of worldly phenomena, knowing the causal mechanism that leads to birth and death, knowing the causes of suffering and the path to end suffering. The name Buddha means “the Enlightened One”. End of suffering, enlightenment and emancipation are the three main aims of practicing Buddhism.
P & S: bodhi, V: giác ngộ« Back to Glossary Index