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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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This humility and asceticism governed everything else in Gregory's life and work, including his exercise of the papacy and his relationship with bishops and other leaders across both the church and empire.
Ver, por ejemplo, Richard Valantasis, "A Theory of Asceticism, Revised" en The Making of the Self: Ancient and Modern Asceticism (Eugene, Or: Wipf & Stock Pub, 2008), pp.
The new version of this questionnaire is made up of eating disorder related psychological trait subscales of low self-esteem, personal alienation, interpersonal insecurity, interpersonal alienation, interoceptive deficit, emotional dysregulation, perfectionism, asceticism, maturity fear and three additional response style indices(4).
Stages of asceticism: 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.
For Gandhi, nationalist asceticism functioned as a "technology of the self" (Foucault), as essential to the process of ethical formation, as certain types of bodies, behaviors, and desires were constituted in and through the self-disciplinary practices of the colonized Indian subject.
In comparing asceticism with mysticism, Jalal Sattari postulates that asceticism without love is mere arrogance and vanity which creates an illusion of union with the divine.
For example, "the desert"--the practice of asceticism by such figures as the desert fathers and mothers of late antiquity--is seen here not as a Neo-Platonist rejection of the flesh but as a heightening of the sense of fleshly incarnation and an anticipation of the eschatological resurrection body, "a vision of the 'body glorious,' a transformed and transfigured body found in a theology that insisted .
Thus, rather than asceticism and hedonism being two opposed forces keeping each other in check in the movement, they seem to strengthen each other.
She said that under the great sage Udaka Ramaputta he had learnt high levels of meditative consciousness but with Kaundinya, he progressed towards greater austerity to find enlightenment through derivation and asceticism for all worldly possessions and through self mortification and starvation where upon he lived on either a beetle nut or leaf daily.
He was known for asceticism, his loving disposition and for drinking only water.
This presentation considers the central importance of: 1) the world of icons as the way we view and perceive creation; 2) the beauty of liturgy as the way we celebrate and respond to creation; and 3) asceticism in the lives of the saints as the way we respect and treat creation.