asceticism


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asceticism

[aset′isiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, askein, to exercise
(in psychiatry) a defense mechanism that involves repudiation of all instinctual impulses. The concept is derived from the religious doctrine that material things are evil and only spiritual things are good.
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The disciples challenge the Shaykh's authority by not following him: Hurmuz Maleki suggests that this debate is a portrayal of the differences between asceticism and mysticism.
Asceticism is not an end unto itself, but a heroic quest for divine union and universal restoration in Christ.
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The philosophical Bhagavad-Gita could guide him about the virtue of seeing god in everything, asceticism, devotion to dharma, nish-kama karma (non-desire activity), doctrine of bhakti (devotion), idea of absolute action, etc.
During the classical period, asceticism rather than mysticism was typical of those known as zuhhad (s.
When he was bishop in Poland, he often slept on the bare floor so he could practice self-denial and asceticism, Oder writes.