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Kensho is Japanese for “seeing nature.” It means seeing one’s true nature; perceiving the self. The kensho experience is a pure realization of shunyata without duality of “seer” and “the thing seen.” Kensho is often spoken of as an initial or opening experience of enlightenment that requires further realization and deepening.
— About.com (http://buddhism.about.com/od/buddhismglossaryk/g/kenshodef.htm)