asceticism

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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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Civic virtues have their origins in the religious worldviews of the German protestant ascetism.
They were associated with ascetism and a lack of desire.
Stock defines ethical reading in terms of ascetism, however, so that in its early sections, the book seems to imply that there is something lacking in any literary work that is not foundationally spiritual, philosophical, or ethical in its content.
Nakedness within Hindu ascetism is considered to connote a high form of detachment from the material world; thus nudity (known as digambar, "wearing the sky" in some monastic traditions) has become an important marker of achievement, and by extension, status.
10) Though haredi communities take pride in their material ascetism, the severe financial constraints add to the challenge laid upon the woman's shoulders.
1) German filmmaker Philip Groning, drawing upon an artistic restraint that seems in its own way to be beautifully informed by the deep ascetism of the monastic life exhibited by his camera and microphone, invites the viewer to enter into the silence and contemplative spirit of the monastery.