Perplexing sentence

I was reading an article about working artists, and I saw this perplexing sentence about one of the artists who was lecturing about how to make a living doing art:

She has a glow about her, like someone who has seen enlightenment but turned away because she has a successful art career.

If she saw enlightenment but turned away, then why does she have a glow? There are other questions I have, but really, this is the type of sentence that is like art or a good novel: we can interpret different ways, because it's quite puzzling.


Jason Foumberg said...

a bodhisattva approaches enlightenment but turns away to help others reach it. That was the reference. Thanks for reading!

Jason Foumberg

mj said...

Thanks for the explanation and thanks for visiting!