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renunciate

(rɪˈnʌnsɪɪt)
n
1. (Hinduism) Hinduism another word for sannyasi
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity any religious devotee who renounces earthly pleasures and lives as an ascetic
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Recognition of any grace that might potentially have been extended to the renunciate, and thus of any reciprocal obligation to God, would thereby be withdrawn.
It may be thought not, since non-moral goods like pleasure, wealth, political power, and good children, reflect worldly concerns that seems inappropriate for the renunciate.
Kailas Histories: Renunciate Traditions and the Construction of Himalayan Sacred Geography
Although Ananda's spirituality is based on inner detachment so as to make God the center of personal life, a renunciate order was created in recent years as an aid to deepening inner communion.
Howell presents Tom's inner moments, like the dialogue throughout the book, without quotation marks, effectively emphasizing Tom's ascetic, renunciate frame of mind.
254 lines 10-13): "Many meditators who were renunciate, headed by rDo rje gdan pa mGon po rgyal mtshan, brought these [funds] to rDo rje gdan.
I think people recognise from the experience of places like Northern Ireland that it is necessary to put military pressure on the Taliban while at the same time holding out the prospect that there can be a political process that can follow, whereby those that are willing to renunciate violence can follow a different path," he said.
It is for this reason that Kamala Nayar and Jaswinder Sandhu's The Socially Involved Renunciate is such a delightful addition to the growing corpus of religious and Sikh studies scholarship.
When women came to him seeking to live the renunciate life, the Buddha allowed them to go forth in his religion.
I have chosen the path of a yogic renunciate because I desire to dedicate myself 'entirely to the path of yoga.
With the extension of canopies at ground level (above the media room and main entrance lobby), and the mezzanine loft space placed at the centre of the plan, the building is given a distinctive silhouette that serves to renunciate its otherwise symmetrical form and complete figure.
For the true Hindu renunciate, with all its celestial rewards, heaven also is something to be left behind.