In the arhat, the samadhi of cessation, And the supramundane
path, it does not exist.
Boethius owes more to Plato's "trinity" (Tm 37C-D) of God the father, intelligence or the world of ideas, and the world both as the son of God and as God himself, which, interpreted by Plotinus, became the trinity of absolute oneness, the supramundane
intellect, and the world soul.
Instead, Balthasar wants to recover an underappreciated Johannine emphasis--that John "emphasizes Jesus' obedience as strongly as his supramundane
knowledge [uberirdisches Wissen]" and that the greater good of this obedience required that the Son's intrinsically 'fitting' and 'direct knowledge' [gebuhrenden und zuganglichen Wissens] should be 'laid up' with the Father for reasons of 'economy." (34)
This stage constitutes a chain of initiations conducted to restore the supramundane
status and power of the Buddhas, spiritual consorts, Bodhisattvas, goddesses, wrathful deities and others celestial beings visualized inside the Mandala.
The explanatory framework deployed relies on, with varying degrees of emphasis, three models: that Buddhists "borrowed" these entities from Hinduism, that depictions of the Buddha dancing on Hindu entities was intended to represent the historical "victory" of Buddhism over Hinduism, and (most importantly) that Hindu entities represent a mundane (laukika) level within Buddhist thought and that the relationship between the laukika level and the lokottara (supramundane
) level represented by the Buddha and the bodhisattvas is a major element defining Buddhism.
Religious people may claim to be in touch with supramundane
realities, but their claims may be evaluated with respect to the behaviors such realities legitimate.
Buddhadasa's prime mission was to disseminate lokuttara dhamma, the teachings and practices aimed at achieving the supramundane
state of nibbana.
The sharply defined position of the religious believer vis-a-vis Kafka, and K., needs to be first recognized, if only to perceive the enormous gap between religious affirmation and supramundane
defiance, or indifference, as we have seen it develop in the modern age.
The foremost and undoubtedly the first social reformer to rise to the occasion for a reevaluation of the native culture was Raja Rammohan Roy (1774-1833), who valorized reason and pragmatism over faith and supramundane
The purpose of the rite varies slightly from tradition to tradition but may generally be characterized as an attempt to enter, maintain, or restore "a mystic beneficial relationship with the supramundane
sources of providential bounty." (20) Of these goals, the restorative, or atoning, aspect of the practice is both the most familiar and the most important for our purposes.
'The people' is that supramundane
entity for which politics exists, but which is not itself an object of politics.
Furthermore, in order to advance to the supramundane
level one must first address mundane suffering.