9 thoughts on “ Austere Asceticism

  1. Austere definition is - stern and cold in appearance or manner. How to use austere in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of austere.
  2. As adjectives the difference between austere and ascetic is that austere is grim or severe in manner or appearance while ascetic is of or relating to ascetics; characterized by rigorous self-denial or self-discipline; austere; abstinent; involving a withholding of physical pleasure. As a noun ascetic is one who is devoted to the practice of self-denial, either through seclusion or stringent.
  3. Ascetic definition is - practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline. How to use ascetic in a sentence. Did You Know? Synonym Discussion of ascetic.
  4. Austere definition, severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding: an austere teacher. See more.
  5. Ascetic definition, a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons. See more.
  6. aus·tere (ô-stîr′) adj. aus·ter·er, aus·ter·est 1. Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave: the austere figure of a Puritan minister. 2. Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic: a desert nomad's austere life. See Synonyms at severe. 3. Having no adornment or ornamentation; bare: an austere style. [Middle English, from Old.
  7. Austerity definition, austere quality; severity of manner, life, etc.; sternness. See more.
  8. HERETICAL ASCETICISM.—In the second century of the Church appear the Encratites, or The Austere. They were a section of the heretical Gnostics, chiefly Syrians, who, because of their erroneous views about matter, withdrew from all contact with the world, and denounced marriage as impure.
  9. It is commonly known that the Buddha decided that asceticism does not lead to enlightenment, but less common is the reason why given. From Ajahn Brahm's book Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond, it appears as though the Buddha abandoned asceticism because eating well was necessary to pursue the jhānas and the Middle Way. once the Bodhisatta realized that jhāna was the way to enlightenment (MN

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