monasticism

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asceticism as a form of religious life

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It is the very reason for the Islamic religion not to talk about monachism or chastity as seen in Christianity.
Early Buddhist Monachism. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1996 (first published 1924).
Thus, he takes us back to the Christian legend of the temptations of the father of monachism in the solitude of the desert to fulfill his eremitic vocation.
Perhaps most prominent was a dictum lying at the very heart of Benedictine monachism: Namely, that true conversion was an inner process requiring lifelong devotion and obligation to the faith.
We have here Rhenish mysticism (of interiority) and Christian monachism (of the desert), which allow us to avoid oversimplification.