Actualized Enlightenment

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Key Term Actualized Enlightenment
Chinese Script 始覺
Chinese Pinyin shijue
Japanese Transliteration shikaku
Term Type Noun
Source Language Chinese
Basic Meaning Actualized Enlightenment is enlightenment that is attained through practice. It is contrasted with Original Enlightenment, which is the mind's innate purity in its natural state. Ultimately there is no difference between then. Because of the presence of ignorance, sentient beings are blind to their true nature. By removing that ignorance one actualizes enlightenment.
Has the Sense of Enlightenment attained through practice
Related Topic Pages The Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna.
Definitions
sutra/śastra quote: Grounded in the Original Enlightenment is nonenlightenment. And because of nonenlightenment, the process of actualization of enlightenment can be spoken of.
sutra/śastra quote source: The Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna.


Enlightenment or awakening. In Tibetan it is translated as "purified" (byang) and "perfected" (chub), which corresponds to Siddhartha Gautama's achievement of purifying all obscurations and perfecting or attaining all qualities associated with a Buddha.