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(Skt.; Pāli, lokuttara, supermundane).

Things related to salvation and the quest for nirvāṇa as opposed to the mundane world (see laukika). The term is used especially of the ‘four paths and four fruits’ associated with the Noble Path (ārya-mārga). In Mahāyāna Buddhism.the Buddha is thought to be supermundane and is regarded as a transcendent being of limitless wisdom and power. See also Lokottara-vāda.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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