二覺

二覺
The two enlightenments:
(1) The 起信論 has two--(a) 本覺 the immanent mind in all things, e.g. "which lighteth every man that cometh into the world", also defined as the 法身 dharmakāya; (b) 始覺 initial enlightenment or beginning of illumination; this initiation leads on to Buddhahood, or full enlightenment.
(2) (a) 等覺 The fifty-first stage of a bodhisattva's 行 位 practice; (b) 妙覺 the fifty-second stage, or enlightenment of Buddhahood.
(3) (a)自覺 A Buddha's own or natural enlightenment; (b) 覺他 his enlightening of all others.

Chinese Buddhist terms dictionary (Chinese-English). . 2006.

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