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• S I X • B O D H G A Y Ā The Buddha At tai n s Enl ighte nme nt After describing Sarnath, the site of the Buddha’s first sermon, Hyecho next writes about Bodh Gayā, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment. It is un- clear from his description whether he visited these two of the famous “four sites” (the others being the place of the Buddha’s birth and the place of his death) in that order. If he did, Hyecho retraced the route of the Buddha himself, but in the opposite direction: after achieving enlightenment, the Buddha went out in search of the “group

6 The Radical Enlightenment of Spinoza and Kant I’m not finished. Edward Scissorhands What Is Enlightenment? Kant’s essay, “An Answer to the Question ‘What Is En- lightenment?’ ” is remembered for his exhortation “Sa- pere Aude! Have the courage to use your own understand- ing! . . . in matters of religion, as in all matters.”1 Although readers continue to find much to do to comprehend Kant’s dare in his time, I am interested, it will be clear, in the ques- tion, How is it going? Is this a recognizable question? The Enlightenment is the designation for the

ENLIGHTENMENT, REVOLUTION, CURE th e ProBle M of Pr a xi s a nd th e r a dic a l noth i ng ne s s of th e f u t ur e Eric Cazdyn The P roB le M of P rAx i s Let’s begin with the following claim: enlightenment in Buddhism is analogous to revolution in Marxism, which is analogous to cure in psychoanalysis. With this analogy established, we are tempted to move in one of two directions. The first is to criticize the of- tentimes sloppy and reactionary mobilization of these three terms. Enlightenment, for example, is criticized as the original and

15 c h a p t e r o n e The First Wave: Jewish Enlightenment Bibles in Yiddish and German Works DiscussED Jekuthiel ben isaac Blitz. Torah Nevi’im u’Khtuvim: Bilshon Ashkenaz (Bible: in the Yid- dish language). Amsterdam: uri Phoebus Ben- Aharon Halevi, 1678. Joseph ben Alexander Witzenhausen. Torah Nevi’im u’Khtuvim (Bible). Amsterdam: Joseph Athias, 1679. Moses Mendelssohn. Sefer Netivot HaShalom . . . im Targum Ashkenazi (The book of the paths of peace, including the Five Books of Moses with scribal corrections and Ger- man translation). Berlin: George

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