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
is not an end unto itself, but a heroic quest for divine union and universal restoration in Christ.
Stages of asceticism
also has stages that we mention them briefly.
With the Great Coptic Life of Our Father Pachomius, the history of monastic asceticism
takes a different turn.
Drawing on Michel Foucault's suggestion (in the third volume of his History of Sexuality, 1984) that conventional thinking conceives of asceticism
as "excesses .
Thus, rather than asceticism
and hedonism being two opposed forces keeping each other in check in the movement, they seem to strengthen each other.
The kabbalists preached asceticism
and advocated that Jews fast every Monday and Thursday.
Contemporary consumer culture, in which consumption objects and experiences play a key role in constructing a sense of self and community (Arnould and Price 2000), has been marked 'by a dialectic between asceticism
And this is the value of ascesis; for genuine asceticism
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.