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Hindu ascetics - Shankaracharya:

These gurus have hundreds of followers. They make them call guru of world. Now, will guru of world be many? Guru of entire world should be one. 278 more words


Pain and suffering/Joy and happiness/Karma (2 - End)

Simple reflection upon the influence of personal enjoyment shows that inherent in it is something that makes us stagger and blots out our true being. No sermon is here being delivered against enjoyment, nor is an invitation extended to practice self-torture, or to pinch ourselves with red hot pliers, or the like. 339 more words


Unworldly and Far from Reality

Although this has often been mentioned, from different perspectives, it may still be noted, that the most unreasonable and unrealistic accusation that one can make against spiritual science and its labour, is  that  it produces people who are somehow unworldly, distant from reality, and tempted by asceticism. 88 more words


How life in a caravan set us free

Courtesy of: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32974131

Tim Meek and his family decided they had had enough of their “ordinary” life, so they sold their house and went to live in a caravan. 2,144 more words


Convent - Week 3

Ascesis: the practice of self-denial for the sake of the Kingdom

Ascesis: a word like bones that makes me shudder. The asceticism that I get to experience here – the just-barely-enough food and sleep – is manageable. 296 more words

In Heaven is Thy Provision

“If continually you keep your hope
quivering like the willow in longing for Heaven,
spiritual water and fire will continually arrive
and increase your subsistence. 90 more words



The poem is originally published at Muslim Words blog.

What has stopped man from asceticism O Lord!
For whom the universe cries he is that one, 54 more words