what does "satori" mean in zen buddhism?

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Mirage

Enlightenment, the cesation of our desires…
Literally “to understand”, it is more transitory than Nirvana. It is a recognition of epiphany-like moments…

Mac Momma

enlightenment

Thin Kaboudit

Loosely, it means “understanding”.
Of course, in zen we can see that “understanding” is, in itself, an illusion. Things are always as they are, but not always as they seem.
Sit zazen often, and you will soon understand that it is of no importance to understand.

Muffie

Without me having to type up a lot of what Suzuki said, here’s a link to a place that kind of explains it:
http://sped2work.tripod.com/satori.html
Basically, satori is Zen enlightenment.

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