Only through moral cleansing and the right path of life and the systematic ascesis
of the body and the instruments of emotion can the yogi attain this high aim.
Forthcoming is "The Ignatian Matrix of Henri de Lubac's Thought on Temptation, Ascesis
, and the Homo Ecclesiasticus Heythrop Journal.
This procession up the seven-story mountain is the pilgrim's purification through ascesis
His wry slant on life represented the first torque given to German-language literature after the ascesis
of Year Zero, an aesthetic recommencement that did not return to discredited rhetorics.
9) The nod is towards ascesis
, the uncompromising, life-long training of the self by the self, intricate and requiring continuous learning.
Moreira draws from her reading of Augustine that his emphasis on human failing all but necessitated a painful trial after death that paralleled the cleansing ascesis
in this life and finished its work.
a progressive transformation of the self by the self for which one takes responsibility in a long labor of ascesis
For example, the book excels in fostering anemnisis, or right remembering, but it falls short in suggesting everyday forms of ascesis
, or right resistance, to embody this corrected account of Christianity's main convictions.
Among specific topics are the ascesis
of thought, his atheology, the influence of St.
and the uncontrollably exuberant text can be considered opposite but ultimately coinciding extremes of the same ultimate aim.
More generally, practices of bodily ascesis
prescribed by religion may be interpreted as a means of healing for oneself or for others, as, for example, the fasting of Hindu wives for the good of their husbands and families (Betbeder 2009); as Geraldine Mossiere's article shows, the regulation of the body prescribed by Islam (modesty and dietary rules) are interpreted by converts as having psychic and physical benefits.
While Coomaraswamy sets a global agenda of ascesis
of the heart, soul, and spirit, the indigenous method offers smara--"memory, love, and worship".