The word used to translate the Sanskrit term bodhi (lit., “awakened”) and the Japanese satori or kenshō. A person awakens to a nowness of emptiness, which he or she is—even as the entire universe is emptiness—and which alone enables him or her to comprehend the true nature of things. Since enlightenment is repeatedly misunderstood as an experience of light and experiences of light wrongly understood as enlightenment, the term awakening is preferable, since it more accurately conveys the experience. The emptiness experienced here is no nihilistic emptiness; rather it is something unperceivable, unthinkable, unfeelable, and endless beyond existence and nonexistence. Emptiness is no object that could be experienced by a subject, since the subject itself is dissolved in the emptiness.