self-renunciation


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self-renunciation

n
the renunciation of one's own rights, claims, interest, etc, esp in favour of those of others
ˌself-reˈnunciatory adj
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Noun1.self-renunciation - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of othersself-renunciation - renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
forgoing, forswearing, renunciation - the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
self-sacrifice, selflessness - acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
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But when self- interest has taken the place of faith and each one of us thinks only of himself, and believes in himself alone, how can you expect to find among us much of that civil courage whose very essence consists in self-renunciation? The same principle underlies both military and civil courage, although you soldiers are called upon to yield your lives up once and for all, while ours are given slowly drop by drop, and the battle is the same for both, although it takes different forms.
From what you know of her, you will not be surprised that she threw some exaggeration and wilfulness, some pride and impetuosity, even into her self-renunciation; her own life was still a drama for her, in which she demanded of herself that her part should be played with intensity.
Our tenderness and self-renunciation seem strong when our egoism has had its day--when, after our mean striving for a triumph that is to be another's loss, the triumph comes suddenly, and we shudder at it, because it is held out by the chill hand of death.
It appeared like a gesture of self-renunciation. But he is not opting for Sanyas; he said he would fight to the last.
She argues, for example, that his ideal of feminine heroism merges the Marian notion of self-renunciation and the Valkyric practice of self-will (229), though she admits that this tension in Galadriel may have as much to do with "narrative cohesion" (221) as with Tolkien's evolving theological and ethical ideals.
The "centrality of self-renunciation" in that work "required the most delicate distinction relative to Buddhist self-renunciation" for Buddhism has "righteousness and inwardness" but not "Jesus' method of repentance, nor sin and redemption in a Christian sense" (821).
This self-renunciation has theological components that parallel those of feminist theologians who challenged classical definitions of virtue written by men: humility is listed as a virtue, yet women too often do not recognize their own gifts and strengths often enough.
They argue that "self-renunciation for the sake of the other is humankind's highest good." (37) They then indicate the practical advantages to be gained by self-renunciation.
The aerial part' and the body' are still held together only by a fanatical act of will her enslavement to forms' of self-renunciation replacing her earlier enslavement to forms of self- assertion.
His topics include divine presence in pneumatological perspective, the world and becoming human in East Asian Buddhism, a comparative Christian-Buddhist anthropology, Eastern Orthodoxy and the desert tradition of spirituality, Buddhaghosa and the Theravada tradition of self-renunciation, Pentecostal demonologies and the Asian context, Buddhist traditions of the demonic, and skillful means and the transformation of the middle way.
Busch later wrote of the award ceremony, "I am afraid that I assumed a pious expression, a kind of nauseous self-renunciation, in an effort to clear any hint of victory from my facealthough, I have to confess, I wanted to crow and flap my arms.
Using the blood-stained notes of a talk her husband had given hours before he was slain, she challenged delegates with his final call to a life of Christ-like self-renunciation and sacrifice.