Definition of self-transcendence in English:

self-transcendence

Line breaks: self-transcen¦dence

noun

[mass noun]
The overcoming of the limits of the individual self and its desires in spiritual contemplation and realization: the logic of self-transcendence is based on humility, and respect for the mystery we did not create
More example sentences
  • Clearly, doing this kind of spiritual healing work demands a high level of self-transcendence as well as a knack for not taking life too personally!
  • These early personae can only tremble at the thought of such ‘daring,’ and their attraction to passive suffering results not from a desire for self-transcendence but from a yearning for their own dissolution.
  • It is not uncommon, for instance, to find that the driving force behind some charitable endeavors is ego and selfishness, though part of the giver's identity yearns for self-transcendence, selflessness and altruism.

Definition of self-transcendence in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day meretricious
Pronunciation: ˌmɛrɪˈtrɪʃəs
adjective
apparently attractive but having no real value...