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Daigo, or daigo tettei, is a Japanese term used within Zen Buddhism which usually denotes a "[g]reat realization or enlightenment." Moreover, "[t]raditionally, daigo is final, absolute enlightenment, contrasted to experiences of glimpsing enlightenment, shōgo." According to Dōgen in a fascicle of the Shobogenzo titled Daigo, the master Dōgen writes that when practitioners of Zen attain daigo they have risen above the discrimination between delusion and enlightenment. Author J.P. Williams writes, "In contrast, in SG Daigo, the apparently positive 'great enlightenment' is more clearly an extension of the meaning of fugo, no-enlightenment, than 'enlightenment.'
- Leighton, Taigen Dan; Okumura, Shohaku; Dogen (1996). Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community a Translation of the Eihei Shingi. State University of New York Press. ISBN 0585046239. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42854986&referer=brief_results.
- Shaner, David Edward (1985). The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism: A Phenomenological Perspective of Kūkai and Dōgen. State University of New York Press. ISBN 0887060617. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/59254799&referer=brief_results.
- Uchiyama, Kosho; Leighton, Taigen Dan; Okumura, Shohaku; Dogen (1997). The Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 080483105X. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38190728&referer=brief_results.
- Williams, J. P. (2000). Denying Divinity: Apophasis in the Patristic Christian and Soto Zen Buddhist. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198269994. http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=0198269994&=Search&qt=owc_search.
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