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SUBJECT asceticism
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300264322
NOTES Refers to the practice of self-control and self-denial as an act of religious devotion and a means of achieving greater spiritual awareness; it is found in different forms and to different extents in all religions. Ascetic practices include fasting, a solitary life, meditation, celibacy, the renunciation of possessions, and the mortification of flesh.
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