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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The point here is not that Hadot and Sloterdijk offer an identical perspective on philosophical ascetism.
Richardson, The Popinjays (Ripponden: Pennine, 2000), 92, in his invective against this family, defines Anthony as "a mass of contradiction," who could hardly balance his ascetism and courtly life.
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.
It should come as no surprise that the figure of that Puritan handed down through history to Robinson is so choked with black bile, and the Calvinism they preach so frequently mistaken for intolerant ascetism.
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.
Key words: negative theology, ascetism, mystical experience, abstraction
10) Though haredi communities take pride in their material ascetism, the severe financial constraints add to the challenge laid upon the woman's shoulders.
85) The vita of the fifth-sixth century Saint Matrona of Perge shows the link between caring for the body and sex, through her avoidance of bathing and intercourse with her husband as examples of her ascetism.
religious ascetism, Bellow in that of gnosis and silence.
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.
It described the Dominicans as 'spiritual physicians', (49) and its miracles, death scenes, and extreme ascetism should all be seen as hagiographical topoi.