Reports said even the police were taken aback by the appearance of the criminal who, like a typical ascetic
, had grown his hair and was sporting a beard and vermilion marks on his face to conceal his identity.
is someone who, though he or she may very well have a "taste for the finer things of life" abstains, usually for religious or spiritual reasons, from not only indulging that taste, but partaking in many ordinary bodily gratifications.
Ramdev said as an ascetic
, he should stay away from awards.
In another example that shows some differences in Bunchi's and Isshi's ascetic
practices, Cogan points to Bunchi's decision to build a platform for the bodhisattva precepts, not the Vinaya precepts, which are at the center of Isshi's monastic practice (222).
To James Mill, renowned for his three-volume The History of British India, completed in 1817, which became the prescribed textbook on India for British officers of the Indian Civil Service (Thapar, "Interpreting" 6), the Hindu ascetic
signified "an absolute renunciation of all moral duties, and moral affections" (History 1: 294).
Who better to lead us to an attention to those sacred and desecrated places than those poets, artists, writers and ascetics
endowed with a passion for seeing the beauty and brokenness of the material world?
For seven years he led an ascetic
life of solitude in the Carpathian mountains, living apart from his wife for much of the time.
Simple living is a pre-requisite for high thinking, like the ascetic
(perhaps Dandamis) who ticked off Alexander's emissary Onesikritos.
He begins with the ascetic
ideals of various philosophical schools in antiquity and proceeds through the questions of diet, property, and sexual purity in early Judaism; he then turns to the Christian tradition.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid homage to the departed ascetic
Because the ascetic
erected boundaries between him-or herself and the rest of the world by withdrawing to a cell and abstaining from the behaviors that mark participation in the mundane world (eating, sleeping, sex), they were "ideal figures for the discernment, policing, and enforrcement of communal boundaries" (p.
There are autobiographical references in the book, linking it with his previous study The Sacred Desert (2004), and in some ways the book traces out further reflections on the early ascetic
movement in Christianity with a deliberate focus on the body.
His counsels to ascetic
communities, which influenced St.
Ethics through Literature: Ascetic
and Aesthetic Reading in Western Culture by Brian Stock.
Having set himself up as an exegete, Jerome "abased himself" before many of the authorities on whom be relied; but such parades of ascetic
humility could not alone mask the contradictions implied by the monstrous expense of the libraries needed for his task.