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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.
Police in Bihar have arrested a murderer who was acting as religious ascetic in the Hindu pilgrim town of Ayodhya for the past 37 years after being handed down life imprisonment in a murder case.
Joey Samson's 'PilgrimAge' collection for Red Charity Gala (RCG) 2017 may have had a strong monastic theme, but there was nothing austere or even ascetic with the looks seen on the red carpet at the annual gala, held Saturday at the grand ballroom of Shangri-La at the Fort.
Written by a Nepalese poet and trained ascetic, this precise collection of poems combines the pain of homelessness with the joy of traveling.
Ramdev refused to accept the Padma award saying as an ascetic he should refrain from rewards.
Gina Cogan's study of the life and ascetic practice of Bunchi (1619-1697), the eldest daughter of Emperor Go-Mizunoo and founder of Enshoji, a Rinzai Zen convent that she established at Shugakuin in Kyoto in 1642, provides valuable insight into religious reform in early modern Japan.
Responding to colonial criticisms, Gandhi reworked Hindu ascetic practices to formulate an anticolonial discourse that restructured the body's economy of pleasures prioritizing self-discipline in the service of the nation.
of Hawai'i) investigates how the minimal ascetic hut became a source for an amplified architecture in ancient India and its traditions of asceticism, especially in the practices of Buddhism.
It is also an exhortation to experience the natural world with the crystalline insights of the desert ascetic or the intensity of the artist and, ultimately, to hear the Word in the pure silence of ecological contemplation.