satori

noun
sa·​to·​ri | \ sə-ˈtȯr-ē, sä-\

Definition of satori

: sudden enlightenment and a state of consciousness attained by intuitive illumination representing the spiritual goal of Zen Buddhism

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To me that’s so much of what Los Angeles is about, that almost feeling of satori in traffic. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Remembering Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-Winning Food Critic and Los Angeles Icon," 22 July 2018 Push the bar, monkey, and get an infomercial on satori! Ty Burr, BostonGlobe.com, "A day free of screens (sort of)," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of satori

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satori

Japanese

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