What is it to be enlightened?

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Once outside the cave he becomes aware of a world that to the men chained bellow is impossible. Almost beyond comprehension, at first though unclear it slowly becomes more clear for the man. Once his eyes have adjusted he can see truth as it is, the way the world really works. He sees both shadows and the images that make them...
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He sees both shadows and the images that make them. "His eye is turned towards more real existence, he has clearer vision"(p447), Plato offers that once the man is set free and his eyes adjust to the light he is able to see clearer. Now that he has seen beyond the shadows on the wall and sees the images making them, he sees the images making the shadows clearly and the shadows become blurry...
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