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    Wu

    Hello Everyone,

    Wu may originate from Buddhaism, meaning instinctively understand something profound all of sudden or gradually.

    I would like to know here whether the equivalent can be found in English, like from the bible?

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    Sky

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    Re: Wu

    Hello again, Sky.

    I think you mean " meditation". Hope this helps. I am not a teacher.

    meditation Show phonetics
    noun
    1 [U] the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed:
    prayer and meditation
    She practises meditation.

    2 [C or U] serious thought or study, or the product of this activity:
    Let us spend a few moments in quiet meditation.
    I left him deep in meditation.
    The book is a meditation on the morality of art.

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    Re: Wu

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Wu may originate from Buddhaism, meaning instinctively understand something profound all of sudden or gradually.

    I would like to know here whether the equivalent can be found in English, like from the bible?

    Regards

    Sky
    Hi, sky.
    I'm not a native speaker of English, so please take it as my personal opinion.
    I think what you mean in the context might be..."enlightenment?"
    I hope others can help to sort it out.

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    Re: Wu

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hi, sky.
    I'm not a native speaker of English, so please take it as my personal opinion.
    I think what you mean in the context might be..."enlightenment?"
    I hope others can help to sort it out.
    Many thinks!

    But I don't think meditation is proper here. Meditate means" 定”and "沉思" in Chinese! And it is defined as "think" and " empty one's mind" in English! And what does "enlightenment" mean here? I can't get it from the dictionaries!

    This is a good place for us to communicate with each other!

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    Re: Wu

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Many thinks!

    This is a good place for us to communicate with each other!
    I agree with you.
    Please go to the link below.
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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    Re: Wu

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I agree with you.
    Please go to the link below.
    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Thanks! Enlighten is more suitable! I am wondering here if we can say " I have enlightened why we exist in the world."

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    Re: Wu

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Thanks! Enlighten is more suitable! I am wondering here if we can say " I have enlightened why we exist in the world."

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    Hi, sky.
    I personally do not think you can say "I have enlightened why we exsit in the world.", though I know what you're trying to say.
    "I have been enlightened why we exist in the world." could be a possibility, but I'm not confident.

    "To enlighten" is usually used to mean "to provide someone with information."
    I'm not really sure how it is used in the religious context.
    Please go to the link below for your reference.
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin...b?qy=enlighten

    Could anybody please help to sort out this one?


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    I have been enlightened by my conversion.

    I am enlightened by the teachings of the Master.

    I am now enlightened as to why we exist
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    All indicate that something has led/directed you to an awareness and understanding that you did not have before.

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