Kenshō

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The definition of
Kenshō from the Japanese dictionary site jisho.com2:

Noun

1. self-awareness; consciousness of one’s own character

Wikipedia definition

2. KenshoKenshō (見性) is a Japanese term from the Zen tradition. Literally it means “seeing (one’s) nature” or “true self”.. It is commonly translated as enlightenment, a word that is also used to translate bodhi,
prajna, satori and buddhahood.


We’ve all had that sensation at least once. You’re going about your day when suddenly, out of nowhere, you have a bright flash of self-awareness. The realization that you’re “that guy”. Most of the time it’s not even a new awareness, but a kick-in-the-butt level reminder of something you already knew about yourself. Continue reading

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