Original enlightenment

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Key Term Original Enlightenment
Chinese Script 本覺
Chinese Pinyin benjue
Japanese Transliteration honggaku
English Standard original enlightenment
Basic Meaning The inherent purity of the mind, endowed with buddha-nature. Common in East Asian Buddhist theory, original enlightenment is contrasted with "actualized enlightenment," which is the state of enlightenment that is attained through practice.
Has the Sense of The natural purity of the mind