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Synonyms for ascetic

Synonyms for ascetic

someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline


practicing great self-denial

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A man of deep character, a man with an alert mind, grim, ascetic, self-contained, formidable--so I read Dr.
There was an air of austerity in this departure, the scrunched gravel of the drive crying out under the slowly turning wheels, the horse's lean thighs moving with ascetic deliberation away from the light into the obscurity of the open space bordered dimly by the pointed roofs and the feebly shining windows of the little alms-houses.
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?
Allahabad, Feb 15 ( ANI ): Atleast 100 million pilgrims and ascetics are expected to take holy dip for the second biggest snan of the Kumbh Mela on Basant Panchami today.
Accessories like large columns, concrete ascetics, and yard art are made from the molds that are built on site.
its method for achieving that exalted state was radically different from that of the Lurianic ascetics.
While cremation is the most common practice among Hindus, Sai Baba was buried as it is customary for ascetics in the religion.
Instead, Sizgorich shows that monks and ascetics frequently served as the enforcers of Christian communal boundaries.
It was not just that some of the forest ascetics imagined themselves as bodhisattvas like akyamuni, or that other believed they could contact buddhas of the present located in distant cosmic regions.
These early ascetics, like Anthony and Mary of Egypt, were not simply pushing the physical body to its limits in the harsh conditions of the desert, but deliberately placing themselves where they could not be distracted from facing themselves, or from the reality of God.
41) We know that on his eastern tour he was impressed by the physical endurance of the ascetics whom he encountered, and we also have an account of the manual labors that he and Gregory performed during their rural retreat.
He explains the various divisions within the movement, from those who supported them but preferred secular life to extreme ascetics who rejected any comfort the world offered.
Other aristocrats found the degrees of sexual hierarchy commensurate with aristocratic competition and housed ascetics as a way to advance their families' reputations.
Not surprisingly, tensions arose when ascetics became bishops.
With an emphasis on community, simplicity, learning and perseverance which were hallmarks of the ancients, the Essene Book Of Everyday Virtues underscores how in these present times, so many centuries later, what those long-lost ascetics, scholars, visionaries, and holy men have to offer us in achieving lives of spiritual wealth and abundance today.