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awakening (bodai 菩提, kaku 覺, satori 悟り)

S. bodhi. A state of mind that is fully and accurately aware, as when one is awake rather than asleep or dreaming. To have (or be in the state of) bodhi is to be a buddha, an "awakened one," free from the delusion (mayoi 迷) that characterizes ordinary living beings.