Provided it is clear enough, the title speaks for itself, I guess.To clarify though, I'm after a word or phrase, with positive connotation, that may denote:

  • a strong personal ideology or belief, inspiring the believer to think of life and its vicissitudes with reference to afterdeath and humankind's immortality, resulting in their taking worldly matters lightly, tolerate difficulties easily, etc.

It may be a synonym for a word in my native language whose exact translation could be death-mindedness, to my knowledge. Besides, it is not associated with any specific religious inclination, at all.

any suggestions?

  • I'd be grateful also if someone edits my question; I'd love to learn how to put it in a more natural way. Thanks. – Itsme Nov 12 '14 at 11:47
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    Having inner peace? Asceticism? Gelassenheit? Unworldly? Otherworldly? Having a spiritual outlook on life? – A E Nov 12 '14 at 11:57
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    I think an 'enlightened' person may hold the beliefs you describe? It is a term used in Buddhism, however – Alo Nov 12 '14 at 12:26
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    I would probably say they were 'taking a philosophical view of life's troubles, content in the assurance they felt of rewards in the hereafter'. – WS2 Nov 12 '14 at 14:06
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    During the European middle ages, this outlook was summed up by the Latin phrase memento mori, i.e. remember death. – TRomano Nov 12 '14 at 22:08

You can consider immortalism. In philosophy and religion, it is the belief in soul's immortality rather than biological immortality.

Immortalists believe that at the core of every human is an immortal soul, a spiritual entity, “a transcendental ego,” which has existed forever, will exist forever, and separates from the body at death.

[Philosophy of Religion: The Basics by Richard E. Creel]


I would call it simply faith

i.e. a firm belief in something for which there is no proof, (or no prove is needed.)


Actually, coming to think of it, faith sounds too religious for the context.

Perhaps some of these are a bit closer;


  • adjective

      showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent.


      (of a person) well balanced and confident (or serene)


  • adjective
    • cheerfully unconcerned about the future


  • adjective

      not agitated; calm and self-controlled.
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    • Thank you for your kind reply, but I guess they are not doing full justice to the concept I'm looking for.It could be on my part, cause of my failing English though (or maybe a deep cultural chasm is involved.) – Itsme Nov 12 '14 at 19:36

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