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  1. Enlightenment as a Psychological Construct and as a Buddhist Religious Pursuit: A Cross-Cultural Understanding.Belinda Boyd-Wilson & Lingqi Meng - 2017 - Contemporary Buddhism 18 (2):402-418.
    Enlightenment has been explored in a variety of ways, for example, in Buddhist cultural traditions and in psychological science. In this essay, we categorise enlightenment as both a religious pursuit and psychological construct in order to reach a deep understanding. We summarise the key elements of enlightenment in Chinese Chan history and the development of an Enlightenment Scale in a Western context then discuss the weaknesses of Chan teaching methods with respect to the assessment of levels of Chan practitioners’ enlightenment. (...)
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