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worldly desires

Desires for tangible things (such as wealth, property, or other material goods) or for pleasures of the body (such as sexual activity, gluttony, or other hedonistic pursuits). Buddhism teaches us to try to let go of our worldly desires, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment. Because our worldly desires are a reflection of our sins, we should shun them if we wish to receive God's light.
See also: desire, worldly

worldly wisdom

Knowledge gained from experience and everyday life. My dad never finished college, but he has much more worldly wisdom than I do, as a perpetual student.
See also: wisdom, worldly
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4 : lack of interest in worldly concerns <He maintained an air of cool detachment.
I should, he says, stick to commenting on worldly matters.
We also have to remember that there are worldly religions just as there are heavenly ones.
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