The axioms and methods of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.
The doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul from bondage to the body and licenses union because of the divine.
The concepts and practices of an ascetic; severe self-denial and austerity.
the problem, rehearse, or mode of life, of ascetics.
The life or training of an ascetic; the principles and historical span of the ascetics.
In theology, the theory or systematic exposition of means, whether unfavorable, as self-denial and abstinence, or positive, as the exercise of normal and Christian virtues, wherein an entire conformity using divine will could be obtained. See ascetical theology, under ascetical.
the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures you'll be able to achieve a high religious or intellectual state