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Synonyms for asceticism

Synonyms for asceticism

the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state

the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)

rigorous self-denial and active self-restraint

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To further demonstrate the importance of the court to Bunchi's ascetic practice, Cogan cites Bunchi's decision to build her convent at Shugakuin, only three miles from the court.
Golwalkar, among others, directed their attention to reform their religion and their bodies, ascetic practices for the nation or nationalist asceticism emerged as an innovative means for the elite to employ a telos of collective ascetics as a means of transforming themselves.
Tateishi is a cosmopolitan sacred specialist whose legitimacy is rooted in his intimate knowledge and protection of the local landscape over many decades of ascetic practices and maintenance of the pilgrimage trails.
Because he does not include his value judgment in his definition, Bahya is able to embrace certain modes of ascetic practice, with the proper kavanah (intention), as morally acceptable and authentically Jewish.
The recognition of the diversity of monastic ascetic practice and the needs of individuals is present in statements that identify the hypocrisy of actions in light of the interiorization of monastic space.
The religious traditions in Christianity and Islam appear to have served as a model for Buddhadasa to provide an independent place where Buddhist women could teach each other and engage in intensive ascetic practices together as good teachers and friends following the same religious path.
1,2) Religions may proscribe certain behaviors altogether (ie, Seventh Day Adventist and Mormon proscriptions of alcohol and smoking or Jewish and Muslim proscriptions of pork), or they may encourage temperance with respect to natural appetites, ranging from avoidance of gluttony and drunkenness to fasting and other ascetic practices.
Psychological experiences such as faith, fear, desire, happiness, and sadness can be quite useful to the process of noetic ascent when guided by self-awareness and prudence; but, as Catana notes, Bruno seems to poke fun at certain physical, ascetic practices (such as merely sitting in solitude, restricting the use of sense organs, and fasting) and affective states (like a poet-lover's melancholy) that forcefully induce a kind of limited mental contraction.
Christian mysticism is an invitation to open ourselves up to a deep transformation by God; such transformation invariably begins with a radical purging of our passions and desires, continually involves the disciplines of prayer and ascetic practices and, while giving us an intense awareness of God, is not necessarily a "feel good" experience.
Terre Haute) outlines the development in Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries of a system of vocal and mental prayer, devotional reading, meditation, ascetic practices, the imitation of Christ, and the practice of the virtues.
Finally, she surveyed the connection between Tatian and Syriac Christianity, acknowledging Tatian's clear relationship with (and probable influence on) the development of Syriac Christianity while simultaneously asserting that accusations of the Encratist heresy stemmed more from Western heresiologists misunderstanding of Eastern ascetic practices than actual heretical teachings of Tatian.
The limitations of both genres are brought to light by the text's attention to the ascetic practices of Poor Joanna, Elijah Tilley, Mrs.
She then argues "that ascetic practices that appear to mortify the flesh in the interests of spiritual invigoration may paradoxically prove sensually and erotically satisfying too" (5).
Saville argues that Hopkins's peculiar inflection of courtly poetry, allied to his ascetic practices for the mortification of the flesh, can generate points of sexual indeterminacy.
They sought spiritual advancement by meditation and ascetic practices, often undergoing severe forms of self-mortification.