Asceticism meaning

ə-sĕtĭ-sĭzəm
The definition of asceticism is a practice in which one gets rid of worldly pleasures and focuses on thinking, particularly for religious or spiritual purposes.

A Buddhist monk is an example of someone practicing asceticism.

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The doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul from bondage to the body and permits union with the divine.
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The religious doctrine that one can reach a higher spiritual state by rigorous self-discipline and self-denial.
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The practices or way of life of an ascetic.
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The principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.
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