The line, as far as I can tell, is from Brazier's book called The New Buddhism.David Brazier wrote:Enlightenment means to see what harm you are involved in and to renounce it.
The line that precedes this one is, "The spiritual sickness of the whites is but the other side of the same coin as the physical sickness and deprivation of the blacks. You cannot cure one without the other."
Very odd, in suggesting that whites suffer a spiritual sickness that the blacks to not, and that the blacks suffer a physical sickness that the whites do not, but I digress. Later in the same section of "What is Enlightenment?" Brazier claims that, metaphorically speaking, Buddhism is a method to wash people clean on the inside so that they may be healthy again. That I can agree with, whereas I can't agree that enlightenment is about seeing and renouncing whatever harm that you may be involved in. The latter may or may not be a natural result of 'getting clean on the inside', but it's not what enlightenment means.