Divine Definitions: (1) The creator of light; luminous; (2) The giver of physical, mental, and spiritual light; (3) Spiritually enlightening; resplendent; (4) To brighten with grace; (5) The giver of perspective; (6) The one who makes things clear; elucidating and uplifting; (7) Mentally brilliant; illustrious; cogent; (8) Shedding light on each detail; interpreter; (9) Filling the universe with color

• He shines; everything shines. — Hinduism, Katha Upanishad 5.15 {5th-1st century BC}
• The universe is illuminated by three kinds of light: material light, intellectual insight, and spirit luminosity. — The Urantia Book, 0:6.8 {1955}

Human Definitions: (1) having arrived at a more objective view; able to see or comprehend truth; illuminated; (2) clear as to facts, meanings, values, or intentions; informed; (3) free from ignorance, prejudice, or superstition

Quote: I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a Supremely Enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. — Siddhartha Gautama “The Buddha” (c. 563-483 BC) Nepalese holy man

Enlightenment is relative. For instance: One may experience a sudden coalescing of pieces of the puzzle into a cohesive whole. All the while knowing this new “whole” is yet just another piece.

Colors: violet, yellow

Symbols: 1) the crown; 2) lotus flowers

Human Definitions: (1) making clear what is obscure; elucidating; (2) serving as an honorable example

Derivation: Latin, “clear,” “bright,” “lustrous”

Compatible Quality: artistic

• Interesting phenomena occur when two or more rhythmic patterns are combined, and these phenomena illustrate very aptly the enrichment of information that occurs when one description is combined with another. — Gregory Bateson (1904–1980) English anthropologist
• The Resurrection miracle is nothing to you and me if it is only an event of eighteen centuries bygone. Unless we can live the immortal life – unless we can receive God to his own home in these hearts of ours – the texts are nothing to us unless these daily lives illustrate them. — Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909) American author