satori
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /sæˈtɔːɹi/
Noun

satori (uncountable)

  1. (Zen Buddhism) A sudden inexpressible feeling of inner understanding or enlightenment.
    • 1962, Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle, in Four Novels of the 1960s, Library of America 2007, p. 29:
      “Slim your hips the Zen way,” Juliana said. “Lose pounds through painless satori.”
    • 2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home, Simon & Schuster (2005), page 115:
      What happened to the Merry Band on its trip during the summer of 1964 ranged from the cosmically sublime to the ridiculous, from peak ecstasy to full-tilt satori.
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