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supermundane

Line breaks: super|mun¦dane
Pronunciation: /ˌsuːpəˈmʌndeɪn
 
, ˌsjuː-/

Definition of supermundane in English:

adjective

rare
Above or superior to the earth or worldly affairs.
Example sentences
  • When accompanied by skilful means and insight and adopted by Bodhisattvas, however, it is said to be supermundane as it then leads to liberation.
  • Without a realization of one's purpose on Earth, it is not possible to venture into the supermundane spheres.
  • The Vedanta is supermundane, not because it looks down in any way on the dreary earth with a transcendental egoism, but because it transforms and then embraces its fallen brother, the mundane life, in its bosom of an all-inclusive knowledge and love.

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