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whose life (1612-1649) was not quite so short as Herbert's, combined an ascetic devotion with a glowingly sensuous esthetic nature that seems rather Spanish than English.
He was a man about twenty-two or twenty-three years old, but who appeared much older from ascetic exercises.
He was a thin, hard-featured man, with an ascetic, acquiline cast of face, grizzled and hollow-cheeked, clean-shaven with the exception of the tiniest curved promontory of ash-colored whisker.
Neemuch/Surat: There is no age for choosing to renounce the world, says the family of Madhya Pradesh businessman couple Sumit Rathore and his wife Anamika who have become Jain ascetics, leaving behind their around three year-old daughter.
Cogan points out, however, that during this time many women practiced as nuns outside the convents, living at home or going on the road as itinerant preachers and ascetics.
Relying on this dominant Western understanding of Hindu asceticism, the British viewed the participation of Hindu and Muslim ascetics in the material world--as traders, warriors, and social activists--as an anomaly and as an obstacle to Company rule.
Who better to lead us to an attention to those sacred and desecrated places than those poets, artists, writers and ascetics endowed with a passion for seeing the beauty and brokenness of the material world?
Allahabad, Feb 15 ( ANI ): Atleast 100 million pilgrims and ascetics are expected to take holy dip for the second biggest snan of the Kumbh Mela on Basant Panchami today.
its method for achieving that exalted state was radically different from that of the Lurianic ascetics.
While cremation is the most common practice among Hindus, Sai Baba was buried as it is customary for ascetics in the religion.
Instead, Sizgorich shows that monks and ascetics frequently served as the enforcers of Christian communal boundaries.
These early ascetics, like Anthony and Mary of Egypt, were not simply pushing the physical body to its limits in the harsh conditions of the desert, but deliberately placing themselves where they could not be distracted from facing themselves, or from the reality of God.